Major news, Oncers: Jafar is headed down the rabbit hole to Wonderland! This fall, Lost alum Naveen Andrews will join the cast of ABC's freshman series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, as the main villain from Disney's Aladdin. The exciting casting announcement was made at the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland panel at 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego.
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PREVIOUS STORY: We know we aren't the only ones eager to learn more about the upcoming Once Upon a Time spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Thanks to a new hint dropped by cast member Peter Gadiot, we now have an idea about an exciting villain who might show up on the new show.
"I've heard rumors that we're going to bring in another very famous male Disney villain who hasn't yet been seen in the Once world," Peter told TV Guide, adding, "He's not from Wonderland but shares a tie to my character."
As TV Guide points out, Peter's character, Cyrus is a genie. And genie plus famous male Disney villain pretty clearly equals Jafar from Aladdin, right? We certainly hope so — Jafar is one of the most memorable classic Disney villains we've yet to meet.
Before OUAT Season 2, there were rumors that Aladdin and Jafar were going to come to the OUAT world during the season. Obviously that didn't materialize, and with OUAT focused on Neverland and Evil Peter Pan, there's probably not a lot of room in Season 3 to bring in Aladdin, too. It makes perfect sense that the writers would explore that beloved story on the new show, instead.
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Source: TV Guide
Catch the premiere of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
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