Who should've gotten the role of Aladdin: Dev Patel or Avan Jogia? | The Tylt
Who should've gotten the role of Aladdin: Dev Patel or Avan Jogia?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney reportedly struggled with "finding a male lead in his 20s who can act and sing has proven difficult — especially since the studio wants someone of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent (the animated film is set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah)."
But fan-casting begged to differ! But Disney finally casted Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine! Hence, we are still letting fans decide who should've gotten the title role in our mini bracket. In our first round, it's long hair beauties and seasoned actors Dev Patel and Avan Jogia—and acting newcomers Zayn Malik and Mustafa Ali.
Who should play Aladdin? Vote early and vote often!
Dev starred in the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Slumdog Millionaire" and garnered an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor for the real-life tearjerker "Lion." He clearly knows how to act.
Watch the trailer for "Lion" below, and tell us that Dev doesn't have the acting chops to pull off Aladdin? Here's a hint—you can't.
Avan has all the qualities necessary to play Aladdin—he can act, dance, sing, and he's totally easy on the eyes. 😍
Fans are campaigning hard for the hot, young actor to land the role. We just hope that Disney and Guy are listening. Maybe that was their strategy all along—get Twitter to decide. If so, Avan is Disney's best bet in many fans' eyes.
Watch Clevver News' report below on why Avan would be perfect as Aladdin.