Put together your magic carpet in your return journey to Agrabah, as Disney has formally given the greenlight to Aladdin 2. Serving as a direct sequel to final yr’s live-action Aladdin film, the follow-up can be written by John Gatins (Flight) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) with unique helmer Man Ritchie again within the director’s chair. Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith are additionally all anticipated to reprise their respective roles as Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie, although the actors have but to formally signal on. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are additionally again on board to supply.
Final yr, it had been reported that discussions for a possible sequel to Aladdin had begun happening at Disney. In accordance with a brand new report from The Hollywood Reporter, the corporate held a writers room about attainable artistic instructions to take Aladdin 2. Reportedly, the studio and the producers had been contemplating adapting extra concepts from the Center Japanese people story assortment One Thousand and One Nights. Along with spawning the unique Aladdin story, “Aladdin’s Magic Lamp,” the gathering additionally consists of tales like “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” and “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.” Nonetheless, it stays unclear precisely which of those concepts, if any, can be used for Aladdin 2.
The individuals at Disney have been remaking so lots of their basic animated films that it was only a matter of time earlier than increasingly sequels to a few of them started rolling in. A direct remake of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the identical identify, the brand new Aladdin was given the live-action remedy using the same story with a lot of the identical characters enjoying comparable roles. As with many different remakes, some followers of the unique groaned when the brand new model of Aladdin hit theaters final yr, however you’ll be able to’t argue with outcomes. Grossing $355 million in the US, the film pulled in a whopping $1.05 billion in world ticket gross sales, all however guaranteeing this now-confirmed follow-up.
Aladdin 2 is simply the most recent in a development of live-action or hyper-realistic remakes of animated Disney films. We have beforehand seen films like The Jungle Guide and Magnificence and the Beast remade with the live-action remedy, and simply final yr, The Lion King premiered in theaters whereas a brand new Girl and the Tramp debuted on Disney+. Except for Aladdin 2, many comparable films from Disney are additionally on the horizon, which incorporates up to date variations of Lilo and Sew, Bambi, and Peter Pan and Wendy.
At the moment, it stays unclear when Aladdin 2 will probably hit theaters, nevertheless it does seem that progress on the challenge is now shifting alongside swiftly. We’ll see if the sequel manages to come back near the income introduced in by the unique film, if not surpassing them solely, but when so, we could as properly put together to see a 3rd installment of the live-action Aladdin sequence – similar to the animated originals. This information involves us from The Hollywood Reporter.