Disney plotting sequel to Aladdin after live action remake earned more than $ 1 billion worldwide and became the most successful film of Will Smith’s career
The live remake of Disney from Aladdin was a huge success at the box office when it was released in May 2019.
And now, Variety reports, the studio wants to repeat that success with a sequel.
Although the project is still at an early stage of development, Variety says producers hope that stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott will also come on board.
Take 2: Disney plans a follow-up to Aladdin’s live remake in 2019, which raised more than $ 1 billion worldwide and played with Will Smith and Mena Massoud
The reboot of the animated 1992 classic, directed by Guy Ritchie, has raised more than $ 1 billion worldwide.
It is one of the four live action remakes of Disney animation films to cross the billion-dollar global box office milestone, along with The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland.
Aladdin is also the most successful film in the long career of Will Smith.
Before the cast is approached to sign up for the second film, Disney wants to get a script in place.
Worldwide success: the reboot of the animated 1992 classic, directed by Guy Ritchie, became the most profitable film in the long Hollywood career of star Will Smith
According to THR.com On Wednesday the plot may come from one of the other stories of One Thousand And One Nights also known as The Arabian Nights.
The story of Aladdin and his magic lamp comes from the collection of Middle Eastern folk tales that were compiled in Arabic between the 8th and 14th centuries.
Other stories in the collection are Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves and The Seven Voyages Of Sinbad the Sailor.
Love story: In the 2019 film, Smith played the role of the wise Genie played by Aladdin, played by Massoud, to help him capture the beautiful Princess Jasmine, played by Naomi Scott
In the 2019 film, Smith played the role of the wise crackling Genie summoned by Aladdin, played by Massoud to help him chase the beautiful Princess Jasmine, played by Scott.
Initially, Smith said he was not sure to assume the iconic character of Genie expressed by the inimitable Robin Williams in the animated version of 1992.
“Robin Williams destroyed that role, you know?” Smith said. “If you look at things like that, you always try” What would you do differently? What would you add to that? “”
He explained that he began to believe that he could bring something else into the role of the mind that would make it different from the Williams version and not compete with it.
“It’s singing, dancing, raping – it’s everything, man,” he enthusiastically. “It’s spectacular.”
Back for more? It is not yet known whether Will will repeat his role as Genie in Aladdin 2, but Variety says producers hope he will come aboard with Massoud and Scott