Meet Mena Massoud: The dreamy star of Disney’s live-action Aladdin


As Disney confirm who will take the title role in their upcoming live-action Aladdin, all eyes are now on Mena Massoud.

The talented (and hunky) actor – who is currently in Amazon series Jack Ryan – is set to take flight as the iconic and loveable character alongside English actress Naomi Scott as Jasmine. She most recently kicked ass as the Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers film.

Will Smith will join them in the live-action movie as the Genie.

The casting news came as part of Disney D23 Expo in southern California.

Although we’re yet to hear how he gets on belting out A Whole New World, Mena is certainly impressing us with his charming Aladdin looks – as these Instagram photos confirm…

Is it wrong for us to fancy Aladdin? Nope.

Related: Will Smith to play the Genie in Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin

Just escaped the asylum. Always awesome being on set. Till next week #actor #toronto #happyfriday #blessed

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All the feels.

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Best day in LA so far. Nature heals the soul. #joshuatree #nature #beauty

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@eddiecanelea can't let you have all the fun… #vegan #vegangains #fitness #gohard

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My 4 month transformation post. Not as lean as I'd like to be, but gaining muscle mass & cutting fat at the same time ain't easy. 2016 has been an incredible year so far. I've already experienced the biggest changes in my life over the course of the past 10 months. It's almost as if, life has taken me by the hand and led me to a plethora of places that I never really thought I would go. I've realized, more than ever, that there are a lot of things in life you cannot control. More things than you think. In fact, there are very few things in life, far and few between, that are fully and absolutely in your control. But it's those things that you can and do control that end up having the greatest reward on your life. Never set goals and stop when you achieve those goals. That is the biggest disservice you can do to yourself. Because goals – goals are just the beginning of a legacy. Live. Dream. Love. Grow. #gym #transformation #vegan #gohard #goals

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Look at the bright side ☉ #losangeles #venice #beach #color

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