Due to such massive great feedback from the Aladdin, believe us or not, they are getting a sequel!
Following the best success of their Aladdin on the last summer’s reboot, eventually, Disney is once again decided to develop a follow-up to the film with fellow writers John Gatins and Andrea Berloff.
However, according to the sources, the movie is still in early development. After spending the last six months figuring out what direction they need to take for the sequel film, finally, the producers seem to have found their path.
Two producers who produced the original one, which is Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are back on producing for the sequel through their Rideback banner together with Ryan Halprin executive producing. But, there’s still not known whether the director, Guy Ritchie will return back or not.
Furthermore, the producers would hope to bring back stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott. However, the offers will not be passed to the cast until a script is ready for them. The good news is the movie will be released in theatres around the world and not a Disney Plus title. So, no worries for non-subscribers for Disney Plus.
Based on the report gained from various sources, this sequel is completely original and not based on those ideas where the original animated movie had two straight-to-video sequels in a long time ago.
The 2019 Aladdin version which was a massive hit around the globe was based on the 1992 animated classic. It becoming only the fourth live-action adaptation to cross the billion-dollar global box office milestone – joining “The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “Alice in Wonderland”. Due to the success, studio execs knew that audiences are hungry for more and more, but they were also aware that they needed to find the right take on deciding to make a sequel and importantly it is kind of a new idea, and not based on the sequel of the 1992 original version.
After a thorough search that involved taking pitches from numerous writers, they finally found what they were looking for following a meeting with Gatins and Berloff. It’s maybe that not everyone knows that Gatin, was earned an Oscar nomination for his work on the Denzel Washington drama titled “Flight”. Recently he wrote “Power Rangers” for Lionsgate. While credits for Berloff include “The Kitchen”, which was she also directed it, “Sleepless” and “Straight Outta Compton”, which earned her an Oscar nomination for original screenplay.
Aladdin was a box office hit, earning over USD355 million domestically and banking over USD1 billion worldwide. The movie was one of five for Disney that crossed the billion-dollar mark in 2019. The others included Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, the live-action remake of The Lion King and Toy Story 4.