The D23 Expo is always a host of new and exciting Disney news of what's to come and details on projects we already knew about. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn't quite what he appears to be?
Massoud is a Canadian actor whose credits include the series "Jack Ryan", "Open Heart" and "Saving Hope". Massoud has secured the coveted role of the eponymous street rat turned faux royal, Aladdin. Will Smith was in talks on to play the magic man, Deadline reported in April.
Will Smith is among the first names to be confirmed for Disney's forthcoming live-action remake of Aladdin.
Instead, 24-year-old Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott will be taking on the part. The film starred the voice talents of Scott Weinger as Aladdin, Linda Larkin as Jasmine and Robin Williams as Genie. Start dream-casting Jafar!
Tom Hardy has so far been rumoured, with reports that Guy approached the Peaky Blinders actor recently.
Will Smith is playing Genie in Disney's "Aladdin".
Global casting calls were launched in May with production set to begin in July, but filming was pushed back to August after none of the almost 2,000 people who auditioned were deemed the ideal fit. Big Fish scribe John August wrote the script for the Aladdin movie.
Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes, is producing via his Lin Pictures banner, with Jonathan Eirich acting as executive producer. The retelling is expected to keep the musical elements from the animated version.