With the success of Beauty And The Beast, it's safe to say that we all have very high expectations for this one, especially after it's been rumoured that Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall could be playing princess Jasmine!!
But... it's the casting of Jafar that has fans shaking their heads.
Enter the INCREDIBLE actor, Tom Hardy.
Brilliant, good looking, charming as HECK actor, yes... but there's one problem. He is not Middle Eastern.
According to The Sun, director of the film Guy Richie is heavily leaning towards Tom playing Jafar, but didn't he anticipate this kind of backlash?!
There have been many problems in the past with casting white actors in non-white roles, which has been dubbed as "whitewashing," and fans are speaking out against it finally.
Although the casting is unconfirmed, it will be upsetting if it ends up being true.
As for Jade Thirlwall, she is of Yemeni, Egyptian descent, which is absolutely perfect for Jasmine. (Not to mention girl can sing!!)
What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments.