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First images of Jake Gyllenhaal as The Prince August 12th, 2008

These first glance images come via Just Jared, show­ing a shirt­less Jake Gyl­len­haal look­ing all hunky and manly as The Prince.

Comments 33 Responses to “First images of Jake Gyllenhaal as The Prince”

Kyle August 12th, 2008

Wow! He Looks Just Like The Prince!

Blake August 13th, 2008

He looks EXACTLY like the Prince! Although I thought he would be shorter…

Ben August 14th, 2008

I think Gyl­len­haal may actu­ally be able to pull off this role. You can see by the look on witherspoon’s face, she isn’t pleased by Jake’s new attire. ^^

lisa August 14th, 2008

i think this will be a really good film he jake jil­len­hawk looks just like him and were­ing the exact same things so yay gunna so see it when it is out of the cin­ima! defo!

Altair August 15th, 2008

The only thing resem­bling the “real” Prince is his hair. I’m so dis­a­pointed by the fact that ther’ve cast.…Jake…Gyllenhaal.

Should have got­ten a REAL, good look­ing Per­sian dude…alas..

Uchiha Itachi August 15th, 2008

Eh…Not at all…nobody can look exactly like Prince ;) cause he is just perfect…so this guy can just be a poor copy of him :D

Alfonso Maruc­cia August 15th, 2008

He resem­bles more the “War­rior Within” Prince that the “Sands of Time” one… Dunno If I like it, but I’m look­ing for­ward to see some shots taken from the movie itself…

Stephen August 16th, 2008

He looks like the Prince from War­rior Within.. :) all rugged and not clean unlike in the Sands of Time game.. :)
but i like it though..

joe August 16th, 2008

Can wait for this movie to appear. The game is great, let’s see if Jake has the moves.

Danial­Wil­low August 16th, 2008

I have made an image of myself as the prince, if any­one is interested.


For those who remem­ber me from Prince of Per­sia Fan, I still plan to make some clips to put on youtube, but I will be lim­ited to doing par­o­dies of the prince; that’s all I’m game to do with copy­right con­sid­er­a­tions. I have to stay legit. lol.

Danial­Wil­low August 16th, 2008

Props to Jake G, he will do a great job I’m sure.

Luke August 16th, 2008

I don’t like, prince’s hair is black and shorter, the skin is darker. The shape of the face and nose is totally difer­ent. Also in sand of time, the prince only has Goa­tee facial hair.

Mar­shall August 16th, 2008

i agree, i was so amazed at the resem­blance… and it looks like their going with the war­rior within look too

ikoiko August 17th, 2008

you’re the right man to be a prince

Palmer August 17th, 2008

He looks like the Prince in the War­rior Within

SUB_ZERO August 18th, 2008

WooooooooooooooooooW great Body Boy — i take Him More Chance To Make A Won­der­ful Movie

Chris August 18th, 2008

oi oi oi he looks great!!!!!

David August 25th, 2008

I agree! I didn’t expect that cos­tume! It’s actu­ally cool!

Malachi August 30th, 2008

He does NOT look like the Prince… AT ALL…

serginho August 30th, 2008

Wow! The out­fit is exactly like the one from The Two Thrones.
I think they made the best choice when they casted Jake Gyl­len­haal to play the Prince.

Jekyll Grim Payne September 9th, 2008

I could never think of Gyl­len­haal in the role of Prince, but these pho­tos reas­sured me… Although, see­ing it I’m afraid I’ll be dis­s­ap­pointed by the movie, not actors. SoT and T2T show a beau­ti­ful and styl­ish ara­bian fairy-tale, and this atmos­phere is so untyp­i­cal for Hol­ly­wood movies. I’m afraid that we will see noth­ing more but a bloody grim action, like in bor­ing and banal WW. I hope I’m wrong. I want to see all this charm­ing story about Sands of Time, not just fight­ing with sand creatures.

Still, I’d like to see Bloom in the role of Prince. How­ever, Jake is a good actor, so let’s hope sce­nario writ­ers will write not stu­pid texts for him…

magda September 10th, 2008

I have some cool pic­tures, too. Been there when they started film­ing :) Well cool :)

Oop September 16th, 2008

I don’t think he looks entirely like the prince, but why is every­one nit­pick­ing every sin­gle detail? Are you all pes­imists, or what? C’mon, give Jake a chance before you dis­card him.

I’ll admit, when I found out it was him (even after see­ing the pics), I was really upset about the choice, but if you think about it, who says he can’t pull it off?

Yeah, his face isn’t the one we’re all used to see­ing, but whose would be? Not all men are actors (or women, for that mat­ter), and just because some­one may look like them doesn’t make them qual­i­fied. I’d rather have some­one whose act­ing can pull off our beloved prince, than a sucky actor that looks like him.

And did any­one stop to con­sider that the video game char­ac­ter we’re all used to is exactly that: a video game char­ac­ter? The prince is per­fect (or I think so), and per­fec­tion sim­ply doesn’t exist in our world, so we have to make do.

Have a lit­tle faith and stop being so dang neg­a­tive, people.

Amr September 21st, 2008

i can­not believe it
is that real WOW
i can’t wait until 2009 plz i’m afraid of dying before it is released

anony­mous September 22nd, 2008

dunno hteres some­thing about the hair which just doesnt seem right to me, but love the set though looks awesum

zaza September 28th, 2008

this stu­pid poor boy is a prince?i think he isnt the good choice.
i dont like.

Yenifer October 4th, 2008

I don’t like very much much this guy. VIGGO MORTENSEN would be bet­ter for this car­ac­ter, he would be per­fect, they should had call to viggo for to this job.

Uchiha Itachi October 13th, 2008

Ya.…Viggo Mortensen RULZ.…but if its this Jake Gyl­len­haal guy…it could be same Ger­ard Butler…but well let him sur­prise us :D …and yeah he doesn’t look like from War­rior Within…cause in WW he has armor…he looks more like in Two Thrones ;)

joysoi October 14th, 2008

Orlando Bloom is the real War­rior Within… But i like this Jake quy.

Tsub­asa November 10th, 2008

they should have got­ten Oded Fehr :) easily!

luvly­lady November 18th, 2008

I just found out about this movie today. I am not too sure how I feel about it all. I know that Jake would not have been my first choice. How­ever, the choice was not mine to make and I think that he is a great actor and all I can hope is that he doesn’t make a fool of it. I love Prince of Per­sia and really it’s the only game I have enjoyed enough to fin­ish!! Here’s to hop­ing. 2010 seems so very far away.

7hir7een December 1st, 2008

I was con­cerned when I heard that Jake was casted as the Prince. But after see­ing these pic­tures, I think he’ll actu­ally fit quite well into the role.

Princess of Persia February 1st, 2009

I thought Orlando would have got the role but hoped they’d find some­one with a stronger dark side… and would have been more than happy if they had given it to Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian)

But when I found out they’d cho­sen Jake my imme­di­ate re-action was “Oh no! What a wimpy twat!”

Now that the first pic­tures have been re-vealed I must say I am pleas­antly sur­prised that he looks much more manly… but he’s built him­self up so much that he looks too heavy & clumsy now…and I’m still not con­vinced that he can gen­er­ate the right char­ac­ter qualities :/