Disney’s Possible Aladdin Sequel Will Be ‘Fresh And New’

Disney’s Possible Aladdin Sequel Will Be ‘Fresh And New’

The new, live-action version of Disney's Aladdin has been a major success for the studio, making over $1 billion at the global box office and now sitting as the fifth highest grossing film internationally for the year.

"And so we feel like there's more story to tell".

In an interview with ComicBook.com, Lin revealed that Disney was in the early stages of "exploring" where it could go with a potential Aladdin franchise, considering the staggering ticket sales of this year's release.

And while fan enthusiasm as clearly been key to the team's current milling of a sequel - though we doubt the money (over $1 billion) the first movie made wasn't a factor.

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.

"And I would say resoundingly audiences want to see more", Lin shared.

"I can tell you, that just like with the first "Aladdin" movie, we're not going to make just a straight remake", said Lin. They've watched this movie multiple times. "We're looking at what's the right story to tell". "So without giving away too much, we are certainly exploring where we can go with this franchise". Return of Jafar is less well-known than the original 1992 blockbuster, and would require an overhaul to work as a sequel to the new Aladdin.

For anybody who didn't pay attention back in the 1990s, the animated Aladdin actually had two direct-to-video sequels, namely The Return of Jaffar (1994) and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996).

However, who knows if the live action sequel will stick to any of these storylines... or even if it will be made. If writer/director Guy Ritchie and co-writer John August can once again employ the same deft hand in knowing what to keep and what to tweak, I would be fully on board for more. Lin also assured fans that nothing they're going to do is going to be a "shot-for-shot anything".

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