Who plays Jafar in 2019's Aladdin? Everyone is thirsting over Marwan Kenzari
20 December 2018, 15:15
The internet had a lot of thoughts about the first look at Guy Ritchie's live-action Aladdin... and most of them were about Hot Jafar, played by Marwan Kenzari.
Unless your WiFi cut out yesterday, or you were simply just living under a very very big rock, chances of you having seen the first pictures of Disney's 2019 live-action Aladdin are pretty high. Shared yesterday by Entertainment Weekly, the first look at Guy Ritchie's remake has arrived and to be quite honest with you, the internet absolutely hated it. Well, they hate everything except for one very very important thing: Hot Jafar.
Fans were treated to some brand new pics of Mena Masood as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and the legend himself Will Smith as the Genie, complete with that absolutely awful ponytail perched on top of his head. (I'm sorry, I can't... don't hate me.) Fans were also treated to a glimpse of Aladdin's number one enemy Jafar and the reaction to him was decidedly... thirsty. Dwellers of Agrabah, please welcome to the stage... the hottest Disney villain of all time.
Who plays Jafar in 2019's Aladdin live-action remake?
Like any normal child, you probably had an absolute distain for Jafar in the original Disney animated movie. But OH HOW THE TABLES MIGHT HAVE TURNED because in the live-action remake, Jafar is played by the talented Marwan Kenzari, a Tunisian-Dutch actor, and oh my god... he is gonna be THAT villain.
Marwan's had quite a few credits to his name, which means you've got tons of films and TV shows to catch up on before he hits the big screen as Jafar. You'll have probably seen him more recently in 2017's The Mummy remake as Malik and in Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express as Pierre Michel.
You can also see him on the cover of Men's Health magazine, shirtless. And on Instagram, but he hasn't posted any pictures yet. SAD! He also had a nude scene in the 2015 movie Bloedlink... but you didn't hear that from me x
Following the announcement of his casting, the thirst levels began rising. Several shirtless pics of Marwan made the rounds on Twitter but now that the pictures of him in full Jafar costume have arrived, the thirst levels on the internet are unquenchable and the memes are out of control.
Looks like we goin ✈️ stanning for the other side.
Sorry about it, street rat xoxo
hot jafar ... we WILL be rooting for evil pic.twitter.com/Z1RTGK4pkX— inej ghafa stan (@shimmerybitch) December 19, 2018
"A broke liar" or the Royal Vizier, the most trusted advisor in Agrabah... who also has the foinest facial hair in the game??
So you mean to tell me that in this movie, Jasmine is supposed to want to WILLINGLY choose Aladdin, (a broke liar) over a rich Jafar lookin like THIS?! ch... pic.twitter.com/ufTjBvypdx— lil uzi dessert (@ImaniOrWhatever) December 19, 2018
1992 Jafar? I don't know him!
Hot Jafar is the best thing about the upcoming live-action Aladdin. pic.twitter.com/PpaOIzYiRN— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) December 19, 2018
We really are rooting for you Aladdin but... the heart wants what it wants.
I hope Aladdin's acting is phenomenal, otherwise I'm going to be cheering for Jafar based on his hotness alone.— Janelle Belgrave L.Ac (@JSoAbove) December 19, 2018
Hot Jafar could show me a quarter of a nipple and I'd kick Aladdin off that magic carpet so hard by the time he hit the ground I'd be in another time zone.— alexis nedd (@alexisthenedd) December 19, 2018
Aladdin = one stale loaf of bread. Jafar = starter, main, desert, cheese board, coffee and a complimentary mint chocolate to top it off.
Y’all expect me to root for Aladdin when Jafar our here looking like a full balanced meal with desert on the side. Y’all playing. pic.twitter.com/qUi9h9hknU— D.A.M (@Dnellicious) December 19, 2018
JASMINE!!!! PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS!!!
In the cartoon movie, it was believable that Princess Jasmine chose Aladdin, because Jafar was looking like a skeleton with a painted on beard. Now we gonna be like wayment Jasmine you might wanna reconsider cuz Jafar is FOINE!!! pic.twitter.com/Wa0Ur4pSRo— Santa’s Slay (@ItzBreeZyBaby) December 19, 2018
Props to Marwan but lest we forget the original Hot Jafar from his stint as the red Genie.
Nothing but respect for MY hot Jafar pic.twitter.com/uGR1xCqPZ6— Anne Cohen (@anneesthercohen) December 19, 2018
And when we're done with Hot Jafar, Aladdin's hot dad will rise.
TIRED: hot jafar— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) December 19, 2018
WIRED: hot aladdin dad pic.twitter.com/Dk3cXiWhyY