Disney exploring a sequel to live-action 'Aladdin'

Disney exploring a sequel to live-action 'Aladdin'

Audiences seemed to love Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, which made a buttload of money at the box office-it's earned over $1 billion worldwide and is now the fifth highest-grossing film of 2019-so it's only natural that producers are starting to look at the possibility of a 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.

Lin also said that he believes director Guy Richie and star Will Smith would be likely to return: "even before the box office success, they said it was the best filmmaking experience of their lives".

While nothing is set in stone yet, Lin said: "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".

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Aladdin tells the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. You have watched the video several times.

The musical spectacle, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott, was released back in May, and has made more than $1 billion (£827 million) at the worldwide box office. The executives at Disney are having conversations about making a sequel, according to the producer, and they all feel that there certainly is more story to tell.

Do you want to see another instalment of the live action Aladdin? I finally got around to watching Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin and... But it's clear that someone, somewhere, is already talking about an Aladdin sequel. I rewatched the original 1992 film just three months ago, and I have to say that I loved the new live-action take to the point where - although it has its own flaws - I find it superior to the old film in several ways (which is shocking considering how bad it looked in the trailers). And I would say that the audience wants more.

The live-action version of "Aladdin" will be available on digital release on Tuesday, August 27 and on Blu-ray on Tuesday, September 10.

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