One of this year’s many live action Disney films to make it’s way to theaters was Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith and Marwan Kenzari. Even though many critics were not too kind to the film, the film still made over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Due to this success in theaters as well as the fact that the animated Aladdin had a few sequels like the 1994 animated film, Aladdin: The Return of Jafar and the 1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves, it’s no surprise that, according to comicbook.com, Disney is looking into possibly making a sequel.
Given the way the live action version of the film ended, they had a conversation with producer Dan Lin, about the idea of Disney making an Aladdin sequel and if so, what direction did they want to go?
“We have now,” said Lin. “We certainly when we first made the movie wanted to just make the best movie we could and let audiences tell us if they wanted to see more. And I would say resoundingly audiences want to see more. They’ve watched this movie multiple times. We have lots of fan letters about people who really go back and they bring their friends and bring their family. And so we feel like there’s more story to tell. We are going to treat it the same way we treat the original Aladdin movie and not going to do a shot by shot remake of anything that’s been done before. We’re really looking at what’s been done before in the past and the home video, and there’s just more story to tell with the underlying materials. So without giving away too much, we are certainly exploring where we can go with this franchise.”
Just to make it clear, this statement does not confirm that there is in fact a sequel in the works, only that there have been talks about it possibly happening. But if you look at Disney’s current position of being able to release something in theaters, on their cable networks, direct to home video and soon their streaming service Disney+, it would not surprise me if they took advantage of the success of the live action film and gave us a some kind of sequel. Maybe something that is Princess Jasmine centric as it was quite obvious that they wanted to expand her character in Aladdin. In my opinion don’t bring back Jafar, I’m sorry but I did not like Kenzari’s performance.
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Disney’s Aladdin is set to be released in Digital HD for download and streaming on August 27th, 2019 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD on September 10th, 2019.
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