Published: Wed, August 14, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Disney considering a sequel to live-action Aladdin

Disney considering a sequel to live-action Aladdin

It's only been a few weeks since Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of Aladdin secured its place as the second highest-grossing live-action remake in Disney's history (Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast now holds the top spot), but producer Dan Lin has already told that the company is already in the early stages of creating sequel.

Aladdin producer Dan Lin has revealed that the studio is in early discussions to adapt Aladdin's direct-to-video sequel, Return of Jafar, for the big screen.

Disney released two straight-to-video "Aladdin" sequels in the '90s. I finally got around to watching Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin and... But just know that we're looking at a lot of different source material and it's not going to be based on one singular source, but we're going to take the best of everything that's been done before and create something fresh and new. Earning over a billion dollars worldwide, it should come as no surprise that we are hearing talks about a sequel.

Lin pointed out that the fans have already seen the live-action film multiple times, and he strongly feels that the audience is hungry to see more. Lin certainly hopes so, saying: "We'd love to have Guy back and get the team back together. If we do another Aladdin movie, we'd certainly love to have him at the helm".

While the public was skeptical about having Smith as Genie from the start, the creative team behind Disney's Aladdin remake was sure that he was the ideal fit for the role, even from the very start. In the story, street urchin Aladdin (Mena Massoud) falls for Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), and seeks the help of a genie (Will Smith) to win the princess over. And it's a role that is so complex because it requires singing and dancing, high expectations, it requires comedy, it requires drama.

After the massive success of the first movie, Disney is now considering "Aladdin 2". But audiences seemed to take to the project, be it because of nostalgia, or because they were genuinely won over by Ritchie's film.

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