Tom Hardy responds to Aladdin casting rumors

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Yesterday, it was rumored that Tom Hardy was being lined up to play Jafar in Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin reboot. But the Mad Max: Fury Road star has now denied those reports.

Hardy’s reps have told The Metro that there is “no truth” to the rumors. The original story came via The Sun, who claimed that director Guy Ritchie was in talks with The Revenant actor about him playing the iconic Disney villain. This then sparked outrage on social media, after Ritchie had promised not to whitewash any characters:

This latest news will be a relief to many. Casting decisions are still yet to be made, most notably Aladdin and Jasmine. However, according to Deadline, Will Smith is in talks with Disney to play the genie.

 

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