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It’s Official: Meet Disney’s Newest Stars for Aladdin

A whole new cast is set for a whole new world in Agrabah in Disney's highly anticipated live action remake of Alladin.

It’s finally official! A whole new cast is set for a whole new world in Agrabah in Disney’s highly anticipated live action remake of Alladin.

The news was officially announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Saturday: Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are your new Aladdin and Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live remake of the animated classic.

Will Smith will play the Genie, which was already rumored.

Massoud is a Canadian actor whose credits include the series “Jack Ryan,” “Open Heart” and “Saving Hope.”

Scott also has an impressive resume, recently starring as Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger, in the big-screen “Power Rangers” reboot.

And here they are:

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The casting of Aladdin’s love interest depended on the chemistry between the two main actors. We can definitely agree they look fantastic together. See for yourself:

 

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It’s ben no secret that Disney was struggling to cast Aladdin and Jasmine’s roles, which led to massive backlash online. Many people suggested Dev Patel or Riz Ahmed, who were both reportedly looked at for the part of Aladdin.

Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 5.56.31 PM.pngEven though the part didn’t go to either of those actors, Twitter seemed to approve of today’s news:

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You ain’t never had a cast like this!

 

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post, written by Bill Bradley.

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