With the new live-action Aladdin remake from Disney on the horizon, fans are curious about the whereabouts of a certain character in this film. The iconic Disney side-villain, Iago, has been seen numerous times in the trailers, however, it was unknown whether or not Gilbert Godfrey is returning for the role or if the parrot talks at all. The bad news is Godfrey, whose voice is so well associated with Iago, is not returning for the live-action adaptation. The good news is the replacement for him is no stranger to voicing Disney characters.
Alan Tudyk, whose voice-acting roles in Disney films ranged from K2-SO in Rogue One and King Candy from Wreck-It Ralph, will be voicing the loud parrot in the new Aladdin remake. Whether the actor does an impression of Gilbert Godfrey or does his own unique interpretation of the character is yet to be announced. Regardless, this is another role to add to Tudyk’s ever-growing list of Disney characters he voices.
Aladdin is set to release on May 24, 2019.