Aladdin star and Jafar actor Marwan Kenzari is up for a return to the franchise for a film based on The Return of Jafar.
In Aladdin, Marwan Kenzari portrayed the film’s primary antagonist, Jafar. Unlike his cartoon counterpart, Marwan Kenzari’s take on the character was a bit more of a conniving schemer whose origins, he claimed, were not unlike Aladdin’s. Much like the animated film, the heroes couldn’t overcome Jafar’s powerful sorcery and tricked him into wishing himself to be a genie, before being cast into the Cave of Wonders.
Jafar would eventually return to the Aladdin films for the direct to video animated film, The Return of Jafar. In it, Jafar’s lamp was discovered by a criminal known as Abis Mal and the two caused all kinds of trouble for Aladdin and company. With a sequel currently in development, some have speculated that the upcoming film will be based in some way on The Return of Jafar. If that were the case, Marwan Kenzari would be more then willing to return to the role.
While speaking to Comicbook.com, Marwan Kenzari was asked if he would be up for a return to the role if it were based on The Return of Jafar. The actor responded by saying he was ready for it:
“I would be humbly grateful to do a second one. It’s up to the big bosses and I’m all ready.”
What do you all make of this? Would you like to see a new Aladdin film based on The Return of Jafar? What did you think Marwan Kenzari’s take on the character? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here’s the official synopsis Disney’s Aladdin:
“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he co-wrote with John August, the film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim.
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