Alan Tudyk will be voicing Jafar's sidekick and comedy relief, Iago, in the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin.
The colorful and somewhat obnoxious character played a prominent role in the 1992 animated film and its direct-to-video sequels. In the original, it was because of Iago that Jafar was able to acquire the magic lamp, and it was Iago that ultimately saved Aladdin's life in Return of Jafar. Gilbert Godfried provided the voice of Iago in all three animated films.
The loud-mouthed parrot has briefly appeared in the recently released full trailer for Aladdin, however, his voice was not heard.
This will be far from the first Disney film Tudyk has been attached to. The actor's resume includes providing the voices of King Candy in Wreck-It Ralph, Duke Weselton in Frozen and K2-SO in Rogue One. All three films went on to receive high praise from both critics and audiences.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud, with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders and Numan Acar as Hakim. The film arrives in theaters May 24.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)