Generally, in movies, heroes get all the attention. But sometimes, just sometimes we’re treated with villains that steal the show. Darth Vader’s switch to the dark side in Star Wars, Heath Ledger’s iconic portrayal of The Joker in Batman, Loki from the Avengers and our very own desi munda Ranveer Singh pulling off a badass Alauddin Khilji (in Padmaavat).
Why am I reminiscing about the greatest villains in cinema, you ask? Because Jafar (the main villain) in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin is breaking the internet! And I have about a lot of thirsty (ahem) tweets to prove it.
Here are some pictures from the film
For the uninitiated, director Guy Ritchie is working on Aladdin, scheduled to release in May 2019. He has finalised his main cast and started filming. The lead pair is played by Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott. But what has fans most excited is Will Smith reprising the role of Genie and Marwan Kenzari as the big bad guy.
Some people are quite miffed that Genie isn’t blue while others can’t stomach Will Smith’s man bun and jewellery. But there’s a consensus about one thing – Jafar is absolutely smokin’. Well, I can’t really blame anyone for swooning over him. So, I’ll go join them instead 😛
So you mean to tell me that in this movie, Jasmine is supposed to want to WILLINGLY choose Aladdin, (a broke liar) over a rich Jafar lookin like THIS?! ch… pic.twitter.com/ufTjBvypdx
— lil uzi dessert (@ImaniOrWhatever) December 19, 2018
— Blackonbothsides (@Biographer1986) December 19, 2018
3. Aladdin who?
Me as a kid: Jafar is so creepy and weird
Me in 2017: Jafar is extremely hot I hope he beats Aladdin at the end
— arkady ivanovich zotov (@cheryltunts) August 4, 2017
4. *heart eyes*
My reaction to Hot Jafar pic.twitter.com/duT5qlklJQ
— Means (@meanielyn) December 19, 2018
5. Yes, please
The live action Aladdin remake should just be called Hot Jafar and should just be about Hot Jafar.
— Chris Feil (@chrisvfeil) December 19, 2018
6. Go Jafar
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
— D.A.M (@Dnellicious) December 19, 2018
8. Makes sense
Aladdin stole, he was a thief. Jafar is just out here trying to make a living…
— 🕊SaqqaraBirdWingSuplex🕊 (@chknwngsplx) December 19, 2018
9. Focus, people
Everyone is pissed about Will Smith dressed up as the Genie in the new Aladdin but no one is talking about how hot live action Jafar is. Get your shit together people.
— Chris (@WARCHILDsrsly) December 19, 2018
10. *grabs popcorn*
Looking forward to all the fanfic that hot, live action jafar is going to spawn.
— Ri 😈 (@Astaraya) December 19, 2018
Marwan Kenzari is a 34-year-old Dutch actor. His previous Hollywood projects include Ben-Hur, The Promise, and The Mummy. He was seen on the covers of Dutch Men’s Health and Vogue Netherlands Man. The question on everyone’s mind though, ‘Will he be able to make evil look good on screen?‘ Only time can tell.