RUMOR: Guy Ritchie Possibly Eyeing Tom Hardy To Play Jafar In ‘Aladdin’

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Disney’s live-action Aladdin might have set its sights on someone to possibly play Jafar in the film. According to The Sun, sources say that director Guy Ritchie wants to have Tom Hardy (InceptionThe Dark Knight RisesMad Max: Fury Road) to play the villain Jafar.

“Guy is a huge fan of Tom’s work and securing him would be a major coup. There have been conversations and, although nothing is set in stone and things are subject to change, he’s certainly one of Guy’s favoured choices. It just depends on schedules whether he’ll be able to sign up.”

If this turns out to be true, then it’s quite disheartening. As Aladdin is set in the Middle East, casting Tom Hardy is a step backwards. Never mind that he’s a good actor, the movie is meant to cast actors who are Arab or are of Arab descent. This way, the film will be much more authentic and not white-washed like so many films set in the Middle East tend to be.

It’s probably wise to wait and see what happens and who is actually cast, since this is just a rumor and there’s nothing official yet, but even a rumor like this doesn’t strike much confidence in the area of diversity.

Aladdin doesn’t have a release date yet, but stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more information about the film as it becomes available.

Source: The Sun

Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up

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TrailersEvery year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.

I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.

If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • Nathan_12thMan

    How many flops and outrages does it take for Hollywood to learn their lesson on casting white dudes to play middle-eastern characters? Jeez.

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  • Bill

    Who cares about race. He would be wrong anyways. Jafar needs to be some one like Alan Rickman in terms of talking and menace

  • Seb

    Is Ben Kingsley too busy?

  • Worldmind

    And let’s get Miley Cyrus to play Mulan!

  • bingeit 45

    needless controversy waiting to happen