‘Hot Jafar’ in Disney’s Aladdin remake has us officially rooting for the bad guys
Filming for Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin is well underway, and we’re finally getting first looks at some of the characters. Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie are all fine, pretty much what we expected to see. But nothing, and we do mean nothing, could’ve prepared our eyes for Jafar. Or, we should say, Hot Jafar.
Marwan Kenzari was cast to play the role of the villain, and we already knew that he’s fine.
Disney just cast this actor, Marwan Kenzari, as Jafar in the live-action Aladdin, which I…uh…that is…um…what was I saying? pic.twitter.com/bVDv2JAZYs
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) August 4, 2017
But we were thoroughly unprepared for him to put on his bad guy costume and make us all, um, feel some things.
Forget what anyone is saying about Aladdin or Jasmine or that dumb controversy where people were mad that Will Smith isn’t blue (because they expected him to be blue? What?). We’re all paying attention to Hot Jafar now. Get on board.
I need to hop in a cold shower really fast, so I’m just going to go ahead and let Twitter demonstrate how the entire internet is now rooting for evil based on Jafar’s hotness alone.
i hope jafar wins pic.twitter.com/jOLv7s3exU
— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 19, 2018
Y’all expect me to root for Aladdin when Jafar our here looking like a full balanced meal with desert on the side. Y’all playing. pic.twitter.com/qUi9h9hknU
— Little Latin boy in drag, why are you crying? (@Dnellicious) December 19, 2018
Like, how does Aladdin even stand a chance? You put him next to that hunk, and I think we all know Al will be lucky to even score an invite to the wedding.
In the cartoon movie, it was believable that Princess Jasmine chose Aladdin, because Jafar was looking like a skeleton with a painted on beard. Now we gonna be like wayment Jasmine you might wanna reconsider cuz Jafar is FOINE!!! pic.twitter.com/Wa0Ur4pSRo
— Eartha Litt (@ItzBreeZyBaby) December 19, 2018
Hot Jafar could show me a quarter of a nipple and I'd kick Aladdin off that magic carpet so hard by the time he hit the ground I'd be in another time zone.— alexis nedd (@alexisthenedd) December 19, 2018
Remember that scene in Aladdin where jasmine has to pretend to be into Jafar so he doesn’t notice Aladdin? ... I don’t think she’ll have to pretend— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) December 19, 2018
Jafar: “YOU WILL MARRY ME PRINCESS!”
Jasmine: “I am…totally okay with that.” https://t.co/7dpFpgWys7
— X (@XLNB) December 19, 2018
Honestly, some people may be taking this too far, but we would just ask that you scroll back up and take one more peek at Hot Jafar before you judge any of these fine folks for the things they’re feeling.
Just…very extreme feelings.
Me @ aladdin vs me @ jafar pic.twitter.com/FE33YUvbeK
— Lue (@i_amthe_senate) December 19, 2018
In conclusion, what we thought was a children’s movie just might be the next Fifty Shades. Movie theaters may be confusing places when this movie drops on May 24. But hey, when they say fun for the whole family, they really do mean for the whole family, and we’re here for it.