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Earlier today, Disney FINALLY announced their lead cast for the Aladdin live-action remake.
Will Smith is now officially the Genie (and has BIG shoes to fill because Robin Williams is an ICON), Aladdin will be played by newcomer Mena Massoud and Jasmine will be played by Naomi Scott aka the Pink Ranger.
Now, the internet was happy with Mena and Will being cast, but they were very divided about Naomi taking on Jasmine.
Some people were just NOT here for it at all...
Others though were happy to defend Disney's casting choice...
As you can see, the internet is completely divided.
We think Naomi will do a great job as Jasmine because, after doing a bit of research, we can see why Disney thought it would work.
Firstly, the actress is of Indian descent and her co-star Mena is Egyptian.
The original Aladdin was set in the fictional country of Agrabah, but it's not entirely clear as to whether the country is affiliated with India or the Middle-East.
Then we must also take into consideration the fact that before she was the Pink Power Ranger, Naomi was, and still is, a great musician.
Her voice is MAGICAL!
Also, because she was the Pink Power Ranger, she's already got some action skills.
So we could see her taking Jasmine's sassiness to a whole new level!
Now that Disney has decided on a leading cast, when do you think they'll agree on a villain?
We NEED a Jafar y'all...