Disney exploring a sequel to live-action 'Aladdin'

'Aladdin' Sequel in Early Stages, According to Producer

'Aladdin' Sequel in Early Stages, According to Producer

Aladdin was another hit live-action remake for Disney, and it looks as if the House of Mouse wants to head back to Agrabah.

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Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) stars as the Genie in the new film alongside Mena Massoud (Amazon's Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan's daughter.

Another day, another Disney live action remake. Earning over a billion dollars worldwide, it should come as no surprise that we are hearing talks about a sequel. The second sequel was an adaptation of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (another story contained in the Arabian Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales that also contains the original story of Aladdin), but instead swapped the titular Ali Baba out with Aladdin.

Now, producer Dan Lin has revealed a possible reinterpretation of Aladdin's original animated sequel, The Return of Jafar, could be on the cards.

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He told CBR.com: "We certainly, when we first made the movie, wanted to just make the best movie we could and let audiences tell us if they wanted to see more". 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. "We're looking at what's the right story to tell". "They made this movie by bringing their personality to it". "So without giving away too much, we are certainly exploring where we can go with this franchise", he teased. However, a live-action sequel would probably deviate heavily from the 69-minute, poorly-received original.

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.

"We have now", says Lin.

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