Guy Ritchie To Cast Marwan Kenzari as Jafar in Disney’s Live-Action ALADDIN

Turns out those rumors of Tom Hardy playing Jafar in the Guy Ritchie's live-action adaptatin of Disney's Aladdin were false. THR is reporting that Marwan Kenzari is in negotiations to play the main villainous role. 

There's a good chance you aren't familiar with the actor, but he recently had a role The Mummy reboot, and he also co-stars in the upcoming film Murder on the Orient Express. It's hard to say if he's a good actor or not, but if he landed the role, then he obviously impressed the director of the film. 

He will join the previously cast Will Smith, who is taking on the role of Genie, Mena Massoud who is playing the "street rat" Aladdin, and Naomi Scott is set to play princess Jasmine.

I'm sure you all remember the story of Aladdin and how Jafar, who is the vizier to the sultan of the city of Agrabah, wanted the genie for himself so that he could take power, marry Jasmine, and rule over the city.

Saturday Night Live comedian Nasim Pedrad also landed a role in the movie. She will play a new character named Mara. She is the handmaiden and friend to Jasmine, which is a comedic supporting role.

Ritchie is directing the film from a script by John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride). 

Thor Battles Hela in Cool New THOR: RAGNAROK Art For The Empire Magazine Cover

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Empire Magazine's next issue is going to focus on Marvel's upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok. In anticipation of that, they've released a cool subscriber cover featuring art by Russell Dauterman. It features Thor locked in Battle with Hela. Judging by his long hair and the fact that he's holding Mjolnir, this is before she ends up kicking his ass. 

I'm sure we can expect to see more images from the film and get some new information on it when the magazine is released. In the meantime, enjoy the art!

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!

The movie was directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, and Mark RuffaloThor: Ragnarok is set to be released on November 3, 2017.