Disney Is Up For A Sequel To Its Live Action Version Of 'Aladdin'
It's no blue dream.
Following the huge success of Aladdin at the box office, raking in more than a billion dollars, Disney is planning to continue the story of King Ali and his beloved Jasmine directed by Guy Ritchie this summer, The Collider reports. While it would come as no surprise if the studio does decide to make a sequel, the project hasn't yet been confirmed. Nonetheless, producer Dan Lin has said that Disney is thinking about a follow-up to the first movie:
"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."
For anyone fortunate enough to have missed the cinematic crime that was the sequel to the original cartoon film, The Return of Jafar is iconic not because of its quality but because it was the very first feature film to go straight to video. Worse still, there was even a third film, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, which brings the trilogy to an end.
Let's just say that Disney is always ready to throw open the doors to hell… Sorry, we meant the Cave of Wonders.
Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth
By Lucille Bion, published on 14/08/2019