Disney’s upcoming new live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Aladdin” is heading to theaters in a few short months. The new film will retell the beloved story of street urchin Aladdin and his adventures with the magical Genie. We recently got a new look at the film with the release of a full trailer and poster. Now we have even more news with the announcement that Alan Tudyk will be joining the cast.
Alan Tudyk will be providing the voice of villain Jafar’s nefarious parrot sidekick Iago. Tudyk has become well known with Disney fans after voicing characters in recent hit films like “Ralph Breaks The Internet”, “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, “Moana” and “Frozen”. Now the accomplished character actor is taking over the role made famous by Gilbert Gottfried in the original 1992 animated classic. Iago is a wise-cracking parrot who assists the evil Jafar in his plans to become king. We haven’t heard what Tudyk’s Iago will sound like in the movie yet, but the actor has been acclaimed for his ability to change and contort his voice to fit many different characters.
Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” is being directed by Guy Ritchie and features performances by Men Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar and Will Smith as the Genie. It hits theaters on May 24, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Photo Credit: Disney
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