Date: 12th June 2017
Sources are saying that Tom Hardy is in talks to portray Jafar in Guy Ritchie's Aladdin remake. It was already a big surprise when Disney announced Richie's involvement in this live-action update of the beloved animated movie, and there are apparently a lot more surprises in store. Currently Will Smith is also rumored to be in the remake, possibly playing the genie-character/Genie.
Ritchie was recently asked about the possibility of Smith's involvement, but the filmmaker just smiled and said that he can't reveal much before saying, "I love Will Smith very much. It would make me very happy to be making it with him."
Source: Press Release