Live-Action “Aladdin” Sequel in Development at Disney with “Straight Outta Compton” Writers

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If you’ve been wishing for a sequel to last year’s live-action Aladdin, you’re in luck.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is developing a follow up to last year’s hit, hiring John Gatins (Flight, Real Steel) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton, The Kitchen) to write the script.

While no actors have been officially announced to return, it’s expected that Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott will reprise their roles as Genie, Aladdin, and Jasmine, respectively, while Guy Ritchie will return to direct the sequel. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback will return to produce the sequel, while Rideback’s Ryan Halprin is slated to executive produce.

The Hollywood Reporter added that over the summer of 2019, Disney held a writers’ room to develop potential sequel ideas, suggesting that they will not adapt the direct-to-video follow-up to the original 1992 animated film, The Return of Jafar. The current idea for the sequel is unknown, though it is reported that Disney and the producers were considering utilizing other tales from One Thousand and One Nights.

Keep reading WDWNT for updates on this ongoing project.


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