The Guy Ritchie movie is based on the 1992 animation flick and will star Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as Prince Ali and Princess Jasmine.
Details about Magnussen’s character are limited but we know his name is Prince Anders and he’s “a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine.”
However, not all fans are delighted with the new addition which is a big departure from the original story.
Disney can make a frame by frame remake of Beauty and the Beast, but Aladdin needs to be altered?! The animated film was perfect wtf! pic.twitter.com/pcz2k4rXyX
— ferdosa @ TIFF (@atomicwick) September 6, 2017
They wrote a new character in for a remake of the cartoon Aladdin.....*looks at new character* pic.twitter.com/0QuGdskP9u
— ðŸÂÂÂÂÂ?¶ThaTzuBurrðŸÂÂÂÂÂ?» (@BaeTzuBurr) September 6, 2017
Magnussen was last seen alongside Aubrey Plaza in Ingrid Goes West. Strangely enough it’s not first time playing a Disney prince. He played Rapunzel’s suitor in Rob Marshall’s Into the West.
Also starring in Aladdin is Marwan Kenzari who will play villain Jafar while the genie will be portrayed by Will Smith.
Via: Hollywood Reporter