- If so, hopefully they don't decide to kill her off while Aladdin is imprisoned by Jafar, as a result of dying from sadness of the news of Aladdin's supposed beheading.
- Eeh, no, why would they do that? Still, I can go and say my theory was jossed. But parts of Proud of your Boy are heard as instrumentals in the final soundtrack.
- It's already been confirmed that he's a Scandinavian prince who's come as a suitor for Jasmine.
- Confirmed. Jafar frees Aladdin in his official capacity as a vizier and offers him cooperation. Still a lie, of course.
- Just to point out, the Genie in the animated film took on a human form too, during the "Prince Ali" number. This Genie is also shown to spend a lot more time with Aladdin in front of other people, meaning it's only sensible to assume a human form. (As well as a way to save on the special effects budget. It's not as if him being blue and CG really adds anything to the character.
- Not confirmed, but implied when the Genie warns Aladdin against becoming power-hungry, recognizes how Aladdin will trick Jafar into wishing for ultimate power, and becomes human when he is freed.
- She gets an original song titled "Speechless".
- Possibly, since Abu will be Adapted Out.
- Jossed. A preview pic shows Abu.
- The female thief who tried to rob Aladdin in the beginning could be Sadira.
- Confirmed. Jasmine now has a lady-in-waiting named Dalia.
- Possibly, since Rajah will also be Adapted Out.
- Rajah will appear in film.
- Jossed: Jafar actually didn't want to make Jasmine fall in love with him in the first place; he wanted to make her suffer by making her live her worst nightmare: marrying the one she hates.
- Genie will be more angry at Aladdin for going back on his promise to free him. He ends up giving the Lamp to Jafar or is more accepting of Jafar getting the lamp. He will be a Dragon-in-Chief to Jafar but has a change of heart when he apologises.
- Adding to this, he could be a Composite Character with the evil genie of the bottle from "The Fisherman and the Jinni".
- Possibly confirmed; Genie notes the Exact Words of a wish are important, implying a streak of Jerkass Genie.
- Though the fact that he's willing to point out such a thing may mean he's trying to avoid such a situation with Aladdin.
- Jossed. He's definitely more cynical, but still ultimately warms up to Aladdin, even saving him at a couple of points. He never truly sides with Jafar.
- Probably jossed. No Song for the Wicked seems to be the case. One tweet from a person who saw an early screening mentions "three songs." We know that "Friend Like Me", "Prince Ali", and "A Whole New World" will be in it, implying that there aren't any others.
- Jossed. Jafar doesn't have a villain song.
- Jossed: There is no explanation for it, but it's very weakly implied.
- Jossed. There is no stinger, and he isn't referred as Eric.
- By the looks of the trailer, he'll definitely sing "Friend Like Me".
- And further videos online show a minute or so of "Prince Ali", over-the-top parade and all. He sings there too.
- Humorously confirmed. He actually does rap "Friend Like Me"... for a couple of seconds. He then gets singing.
- Though we may see a lot of Actor Allusions of his previous roles.
- Yes and no. While he is definitely more cynical, and shapes himself more into Aladdin's servant, or at best some flight attendants, he otherwise stays as the character from the original.
- Alternatively, he'll not only be sapient, but as a surprise, Gilbert Gottfried will reprise his role and make Iago an Audience Surrogate regarding the nature of the live-action remakes.
- It is confirmed that Iago will indeed talk and Alan Tudyk will voice him.
- Iago does in fact speak, but it's in short sentences. His intelligence is probably a little higher than most parrots as he does understand humans and can respond, as well as being just as cruel as Jafar.
- In the latest trailer, both Abu and Rajah make an appearance, so it seems like they will be present as supporting characters rather than cameos.
- They have significant roles, definitely not cameos.
- Dont think it will happen like that as it will make Jasmine more of a damsel in distress.
- Also it would take away some of the chemistry between Aladdin and Jasmine. In the animated film, her catching on to Aladdin's plan by seducing Jafar harkens back to when he helped her escape the fruit merchant by pretending she was crazy and shows how good they both are at improvising and working off of each other, without needing things to be explained to them. Dumbing that dynamic to something as common and cliched as true love's kiss breaking Jasmine out of her hypnosis would be detrimental to the quality of the movie.
- Possible support for this theory: So far, Iago appears to have fairly scraggly plumage. Could it be that Jafar's abuse is driving him to pluck out his own feathers, just as many real parrots do when they're faced with too much stress? Not to mention there's the high possibility that the monstrous transformation he displays in the official trailer may not have been voluntary.
- Jossed. Jafar grabs Iago as hes getting sucked into his lamp just like in the original.
Of course, in order to keep the climax interesting, this will probably only work to Jafar's detriment with the first wish — which even in the animated film turned out to be pretty pointless. And Jafar will learn his lesson and be forced to word his final two wishes as specifically as possible, so that Genie isn't able to twist them against him.
- Confirmed on Genies side, but Jossed on Jafars. The wording of Jafars first and second wishes are almost the exact same as in the original, but its his third wish, to be the most powerful being in the universe thats ambiguous enough for Genie to completely screw him over.
- I dunno, that sounds kinda anti-climactic. To have the titular character and the one learning a lesson running away from The Dragon while the princess takes on the Big Bad.
- Confirmed, in a way; there is no cobra!Jafar, and the Giant Iago is indeed in the climax, but Jasmine doesn't fight.
- Tying up seems to be the same, but the throwing part is done by Jafar himself, after an attempt to force Aladdin into confessing as to his true identity fails.
- Jossed. They aren't permanently dead but Jafar is confirmed to have his demise by being sucked into the lamp, possibly forever.
- Obviously there will be some major changes though. Iago in this film wasn't quite as intelligent as he was in the animated films and played a huge role in the sequel. And then there was the fact Genie turned human at the end of this movie. But it could be theoretically possible to create an adaptation.
- Those issues would be easily fix. Just because Iago didnt get demonstrate as much intelligence as he has in the animated movie in this one, doesnt mean his role cant be increased in the live action sequel. For the genie becoming human, did the movie actually state that, or just that he became free. If the latter, maybe its just assumed hes fully human.
- One thing is for certain. Iago will certainly hate Jafar for forcing him to live inside a lamp.
...so, does this mean Aladdin is a distant descendant of a former ruler of Agrabah, making him a Prince all along? Or was he indeed just a 'street rat' who still met the criteria of 'diamond in the rough' by virtue of being more than whom he seemed (the Genie does make a point that the wording of the wish is everything, so the first Sultan might have inadvertently created a loophole)? Up to the viewer to decide...
Of course there'd be many changes and wouldn't just be the two stories mashed together. For example, Cassim would be looking for the magic lamp, rather than the Hand of Midas like in the original King of Thieves, and enter the Cave of Wonders (which he'd successfully do so as he's also a Diamond in the Rough, much like Aladdin), only to find Jafar's lamp instead. Also, Abis Mal and Sa'luk may or may not be combined into a single character, and would become Jafar's ally after stealing the lamp from Cassim.sharing many similarities (including being thieves, a trait also shared with Cassim) might have been foreshadowing this all along.
If this WMG is true, it's also possible that this thing that Jafar always carries around under his belt◊ is actually Cassim's dagger (the handle looks different but the sheath is curved in a similar way, it might just be redesigned though). However, the problem in this case would be that as live action Aladdin doesn't have the dagger, he won't be able to prove to Cassim that he's his son (if they ever meet in a potential sequel) the way animated Aladdin did in The King of Thieves, though the song that Aladdin's mother taught him might work as enough proof. Or maybe Cassim had two daggers that he gave to both sons?
Not only would this be a nod at the rumor (?) that Mozenrath from the TV series (who is so similar to Jafar to the point where Iago calls him "Jafar Jr.") would've been revealed as Aladdin's brother in The King of Thieves, had he been the villain in that film like it was originally planned, but also a nod at the sorcerer from the original tale (one of the characters Jafar is based on) having a brother, as well as at the protagonist of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (the tale The King of Thieves is inspired by) having an evil brother.
This would also explain why live action Jafar is so much younger than his animated counterpart (other than maybe to make the whole forced wedding scene less creepy), as he'd have to be at an age where it would make sense for him to be Aladdin's brother/Cassim's son, whereas animated Jafar looks more like he's old enough to be Aladdin's uncle or something. Even Jafar's Adaptational Attractiveness could technically be explained by him being related to Aladdin and Cassim who could both be seen as attractive, unlike animated Jafar who's canonically considered as ugly (at least by Genie).
This is also assuming some of the songs from The Return of Jafar and/or The King of Thieves (if the sequel is based on either/both of those films) will be Adapted Out in favor of the reprise(s).