Disney Should’ve Casted These ”Aladdin’s” Instead
Finally, a blue Will Smith Genie! A trailer for Disney’s upcoming live action adaptation of Aladdin aired during the 2019 Grammy’s which showcased everyone’s wish, Will Smith in blue, just like the original animated Genie. However, while everyone’s busy buzzing about how amazingly real Will Smith look as a Genie, we can’t help but focus our attention to Aladdin instead.
When details of the cast were released, the internet went crazy for Jaafar, played by Marwan Kenzari — and NOT Aladdin, played by Mena Massoud. We can totally understand why.
We’ve re-watched the latest trailer again and again and again. Somehow, the cute, mischief street rat in the animated version did not click with the live-action Aladdin.
Don’t get us wrong, Mena Massoud is fine, but he doesn’t exactly have the baby-face that Aladdin has. Perhaps if Disney had casted these potential street rats instead, maybe our Aladdin’s dream crush would have come true.
1. Aryan Khan (Warning: You may start drooling from his super-gorgeous looks)
We died a little inside. He is just too perfect. From the grin to his eyebrows — they really do look alike!
2. Shahid Kapoor
Look at the way they gaze, it’s exactly the same… All Shahid need is to smirk just a little. Plus, look at that bod!
3. Avan Jogia
Okay, Avan totally looks like Aladdin and all he really needs right now is a hat. Oh, such beautiful hazel brown eyes!
4. Deniz Akdeniz
He’s been there, done that! Akdeniz has played Aladdin in Once Upon A Time and did a pretty good job too.
Alas, we can’t wait for the premiere of Aladdin on May 24th, 2019. Will Mena Massoud be able to steal our hearts with the essence of Aladdin? Can’t wait to find out.