With the release of the first full-length trailer for Disney’s live-action Aladdin, we got to see peeks of characters including Jafar’s sidekick Iago. Now, we know who is voicing the loud-mouthed bird.
Disney’s resident voice actor Alan Tudyk has signed on to voice Iago in the upcoming remake. Tudyk takes over for Gilbert Gottfried voiced the character in the 1992 Disney animated feature film and in two direct-to-video sequels.
Tudyk is no stranger to the House of Mouse as he has voiced King Candy in 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, The Duke of Weaselton in Frozen, Alistair Krei in Big Hero 6, Heihei in Moana, and KnowsMore in Ralph Breaks the Internet. He even portrayed the fan-favorite droid K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s animated classic “Aladdin.”
Aladdin stars Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, Will Smith (Bad Boys) as the iconic Genie, Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy 2017) as the villainous Jafar, Numan Acar (Prison Break) as Head of the guards Akim, Navid Negahban (Homeland) as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad (SNL) as Dalia and Billy Magnussen (Into The Woods) as Prince Anders.
Aladdin will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.