"We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family… Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on," Smith wrote. "Here we go!"
Guy Ritchie is directing Aladdin, and casting on the film has been met with plenty of enthusiasm. Walt Disney Studios announced Mena Massoud's casting as Aladdin during D23, their fan expo, in July. And just last month, Marwan Kenzari was cast as the film's villain, Jafar, and the internet couldn't stop talking about his attractiveness.