‘Aladdin’ Actor Mena Massoud Responds To Ezra Bridger Casting News

Prince Ali shares his thoughts on the newly-cast Ezra Bridger.

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Aladdin actor Mena Massoud responded to news regarding the casting of Ezra Bridger, having been previously rumored to be eyed for the Ahsoka series.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…. A rumor arose that Mena Massoud, who had a breakthrough role as the titular star in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, was being eyed to play Ezra Bridger in the upcoming Star Wars Disney Plus series, Ahsoka. This would be the live-action debut of the character, who first appeared in the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

Yesterday, it was revealed that actor Eman Esfandi would be playing Ezra Bridger in Ahsoka. The news caught some fans by surprise, particularly given the rumors of Mena Massoud going from Aladdin and jumping into one of Disney’s other properties such as Star Wars.

Aladdin congratulates Ezra Bridger.

In response to the news, Mena Massoud clarified the Ezra Bridger casting rumors, while also wishing Eman Esfandi the best of luck in the Ahsoka series. He tweeted the following:

Here is the synopsis for Lucasfilm’s next Star Wars series hitting Disney Plus, Andor:

“The ‘Andor’ series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.”

Andor stars Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly. Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, Stephen Schiff, and Beau Willimon served as the writers of the Star Wars series while Toby Haynes, Susanna White, and Benjamin Caron directed the episodes.

Andor will premiere Disney Plus on September 21, 2022, with three episodes. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Star Wars franchise, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!

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