It has been known for a while that Disney was doing an extensive search for it’s leads, but now we finally know who’ll be playing Aladdin and Jasmine! Oh yeah Will Smith is confirmed as the Genie!
At the D23 Expo, Disney has officially announced who will be playing the two lead roles in Guy Ritchie’s film.
Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine
A relatively unknown actor will be playing Aladdin, and ‘Power Rangers’ star is playing Jasmine. I think they are pretty good choices, and time will tell if they suit the roles well. Genie was cast of course, this was probably very difficult for Disney, as they would have to find someone to play a role made famous by the late Robin Williams. I think they have with Will Smith, and can’t wait to see our first look at the character in live-action.