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.
"We feel like there's more story to tell..."
The live-action film ended the same way as the cartoon, which opens the door for Marwan Kenzari to reprise his role as Jafar in the sequel. And with that type of overwhelming success, it should come as no surprise that Disney is now considering a sequel.More news: Guatemala's new president says "Maybe not Señor Trump"
Arriving 27 years after the animated original, the live action remake saw Will Smith make his debut as Genie, with breakthrough act Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.
"We'd love to. People clearly loved the movie and watched it multiple times and we get lots of fan letters and people asking us to makeReturn [of] Jafar, and I can just tell you that we're in early stages right now, but we're certainly talking about another movie".
"I can't say too much", said Lin. However, "Aladdin 2" may be inspired from the 1994 animation film that focused on return of Jafar. Speaking to producer Dan Lin, Comic Book asked if the folks over at Disney were having conversations about an Aladdin sequel, and where the franchise could go next. 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. However, a live-action sequel would probably deviate heavily from the 69-minute, poorly-received original.More news: 'Tennis grandmum' Serena Williams has still got it
And would Lin want Guy Ritchie at the helm again? Producer Dan Lin recently confirmed that talks are now underway to expand the franchise and if the plan goes ahead, expect the follow-up to cover fresh ground for the property.
The live-action version of "Aladdin" will be available on digital release August 27 and on Blu-ray on September 10.More news: Viacom, CBS are now ViacomCBS in another mega media merger