Aladdin is getting a live-action sequel.
Disney is reportedly moving forward with Aladdin 2, the sequel to last year’s live-action remake, which was released in May 2019.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio has hired John Gatins and Andrea Berloff to write the second Aladdin movie.
Guy Ritchie is reportedly set to return as director, with Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott expected to reprise their roles as Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine. Offers won’t be extended to the cast until a script is ready.
Variety reports that after six months of discussions on where an Aladdin sequel could go, Gatins and Berloff, who directed Straight Outta Compton, pitched an original story idea that producers wanted to move forward with.
Many fans of the first live-action Aladdin took to Twitter to discuss the idea of a sequel.
— Mario 🧜🏽♀️ (@mmdisney200) February 13, 2020
ALADDIN 2 FINALLY IN THE WORKS IM SO EXCITED THIS IS THE BEST NEWS pic.twitter.com/QxEg8zIuRX
— ☆gio☆ (@destineforces) February 13, 2020
NEW STORY. NEW SONGS. MENA AND NAOMI CONTENT. SULTANA JASMINE. I LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR ALADDIN 2!!!
— ѕнαмєєη.⁷ (@yibokosmos) February 13, 2020
Little known fact. Aladdin 2: The Return of Jafar was one of the rare disney movies that sequel was actually better than original. https://t.co/i1HUhmHuaO
— ScammerFromTsushima (@BrokenGamezHDR_) February 13, 2020
— Selena (@SelenaR014) February 13, 2020
— lara ⚔️ (@chromaticugh) February 13, 2020
They should’ve made snoop dogg the genie in Aladdin 2
— Treyfromthabay (@Trey_fromThaBAY) February 13, 2020
— Marcus Theatres 🍿 (@Marcus_Theatres) February 13, 2020
— Guilt Free Daily (@hoor_ahsan) February 13, 2020
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