While we’re yet to hear the character in any of the marketing, Disney has announced that Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will be lending his voice to Iago in director Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin remake.
The character, an obnoxious, loud-mouthed parrot sidekick to the villainous Jafar was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried in the 1992 animated movie (and its two straight-to-video sequels). And it seems Gottfried isn’t too happy that he hasn’t been brought back for the live-action feature, with the actor taking to Twitter to retweet fans who’ve been expressing their disappointment over the recasting:
Are you disappointed that Gottfried won’t be back as Iago, or are you looking forward to Tudyk’s take on the character? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @FlickeringMyth…
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Aladdin is being directed by Guy Ritchie (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and features a cast that includes Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine), Will Smith (Genie), Marwan Kenzari (Jafar), Navid Negahban (The Sultan), Nasim Pedrad (Dalia); Billy Magnussen (Prince Anders), Numan Acar (Hakim), Alan Tudyk (Iago) and Frank Welker (Abu). It is set for release on May 24th 2019.
Via Digital Spy