aladdin 2

The live-action Aladdin is getting ready for another round on the magic carpet. A sequel to the 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin is formally in the works at Disney, with the studio hiring Andrea Berloff( Straight Outta Compton) and John Gatins( Flight) to map out the brand-new plot for Aladdin 2 Man Ritchie is going back to helm the follow up which, according to reports, will follow a completely brand-new story motivated by One Thousand and One Nights Sorry, The Return of Jafar fans.

Aladdin 2 is getting the dive (ahead of the bread line), according to The Hollywood Press Reporter Disney has employed John Gatins ( Flight, Real Steel) and Andrea Berloff ( Straight Outta Compton, The Cooking Area) to pen the sequel, which Aladdin director Guy Ritchie is set to helm. Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are all expectd to reprise their functions as Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively.

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, who last produced Two Popes, are returning to produce. Rideback’s Ryan Halprin will executive produce.

However what could perhaps occur in the follow up? Last year’s Aladdin, which was a remake of the precious 1992 animated movie, ended with the genie giving up his powers and sailing off to liberty with his handmaiden fan (Nasim Pedrad), while Aladdin and Jasmine enjoyed their fairy tale (and newly feminist) ending.

According to THR, Aladdin 2 might take motivation from any variety of stories in One Thousand and One Nights, the collection of Middle Eastern folk tales which contains the likes of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and The Seven Voyages of Sinbad. While that guidelines out the plot of The Return of Jafar, the direct-to-video animated sequel to the initial 1992 Aladdin which saw a genie Jafar seek vengeance, that does offer us hope of an adaptation of the third Aladdin animated movie: Aladdin and the King of Burglars That 1996 direct-to-video animated movie was a surprisingly strong follow up that partly adapted Ali Baba and the Forty Burglars and, most importantly, presented us to Aladdin’s hot dad. Please, Disney, just give us Aladdin’s Hot Father and we’ll maybe forgive you for bleeding this cash cow dry.

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