13 Feb – Considering the billion-dollar success "Aladdin" managed to rake in at the box office last year, Disney and fans alike are no doubt wishing for another movie starring the titular street-rat and his blue genie pal.
Thy wish will be granted as Variety just broke the news that a sequel to the 2019 movie is in the works.
As the sequel is still in early development, no offer has been extended yet to stars Will Smith, who played Genie; Mena Massoud, who played Aladdin; and Naomi Scott, who played Princess Jasmine. Offers will only be made after a script is ready.
While the original 1992 animated movie that the 2019 live-action version is adapted from received sequels that are straight-to-video, the upcoming sequel will be released in cinemas instead of releasing only on the studio's streaming platform, Disney+.
The live-action sequel will reportedly not be based on the animated straight-to-video follow-ups of 1992 "Aladdin".
Released in cinemas in May last year, "Aladdin", produced on a USD183 million budget, made USD1.051 billion worldwide, making it the ninth highest-grossing movie of 2019. Aside from the sequel, there is also a spinoff movie in the works for Disney+, focusing on Billy Magnussen's Prince Anders.