Disney is reportedly working on a sequel to its 2019 live action film ‘Aladdin’, following the success of last summer’s reboot.

Based on Disney’s 1992 classic rags-to-riches tale ‘Aladdin’, the remake which took to cinemas in 2019 was a box office hit, earning over $355 million domestically and banking over $1 billion worldwide. It became 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’.


According to Variety, Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the original, are back producing through their Rideback banner, with Ryan Halprin executive producing, and writers John Gatins and Andrea Berloff tapped to pen the script.

Original stars from the 2019 live-action reboot are also expected to join for the second film — including Will Smith, who played a hip-hop inspired Genie; Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott will likely reprise their title roles as the street rat turned Prince of Agrabah and Princess Jasmine, respectively.

It is unknown at this time whether Guy Ritchie will return as the director, however, the film will be a theatrical release, not a Disney Plus title; with the new take expected to be “completely original”.  In early development, the film is expected to be quite different from the two straight-to-video sequels, which followed the original animated movie.

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