For anyone that was honestly hoping Hollywood might one day get the casting correct for a videogame movie that legitimately has the potential to be good, well, it seems your hopes have been dashed once again.
As much as I like Jake Gyllenhaal (he was brilliant in Zodiac alongside Robert Downey Jr…. not so much in Bubble Boy, but whatever) I just don’t see him pulling off the look of the character. Acting ability-wise I’m sure he has the real prince beat (or else they likely wouldn’t have hired him) but there’s a lot to be said about casting a complete and utter Caucasian in a role that is overtly non-Caucasian. Then again, Street Fighter has pulled similar moves recently, but I personally didn’t have quite as high hopes for another one of those disasters.