A Sequel To Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ May Be In the Works
In what may officially be the FIRST of Disney’s live-action adaptations to get a sequel, reports are surfacing online that one of the producers for Aladdin has confirmed that they are in talks to have another go at the franchise.
According to a recent report on syfy.com, they spoke to Dan Lin who seemed relatively optimistic when it came to a sequel. “We’d love to,” said Lin “People clearly loved the movie and watched it multiple times and we get lots of fan letters and people asking us to make Return [of] Jafar, and I can just tell you that we’re in early stages right now, but we’re certainly talking about another movie. Like with Aladdin, it will not be a straight remake of any movie that’s been made before, so we’re looking at ‘where’s the best way to go with these characters.’”
The news of a sequel shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise to fans who have been tracking the success of Aladdin who surprised critics and fans this summer by generating over $1.4 billion worldwide in box office revenue making it a bonafide hit!
What isn’t clear as of yet is whether those integral to the film would be interested in coming back for another round. This includes director Guy Ritchie as well as Will Smith as the genie. Lin had this to say about the possibility, “Yeah, I think that’s certainly the hope. He made this movie for his kids. They loved Aladdin, both the original animated movie and the Broadway musical, and they wanted him to make a movie that they could see. So he certainly loved the experience, I think both he and Will Smith — even before the box office success, they said it was the best filmmaking experience of their lives and they had so much fun doing it. And 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.”
This is a story that we’ll definitely be watching closely here at MickeyBlog and we promise to keep you updated! In the meantime to miss your chance to check out ‘Aladdin’ when it’s released on DVD and for Digital Download beginning August 27th.
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