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Disney officially orders Aladdin sequel
« on: February 13, 2020, 12:34:43 PM »

Though it received a mixed reception from critics, audiences seemed to connect with Disney’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin, pushing it to over $1 billion at the global box office, and the House of Mouse is following the money as they have officially greenlit a sequel, according to Variety.

Talks have been underway for a sequel since August ’19, a few months after the film’s release, with producer Dan Lin expressing interest in bringing director Guy Ritchie (The Gentlemen) back for a follow-up that won’t adapt the direct-to-video sequel Return of Jafar. After spending six months of looking for the proper story path, the studio has reportedly found the right angle based on a pitch from Flight‘s John Gatnis and Straight Outta Compton‘s Andrea Berloff, who have been tapped to pen the sequel.

Lin is set to return as producer alongside Jonathan Elrich, who produced the original film, through their Rideback banner, with Ryan Halprin set to executive produce. It’s unclear if Ritchie or the three lead stars will return for the follow-up, but plans are to wait on extending contract offers until the script is finished.

The sequel marks the second follow-up in development to the film, with a spin-off focused on Billy Magnussen’s Prince Anders is in development for release on the booming new streaming service, Disney+, which initially drew ire from fans upset that the film surrounding POC characters wasn’t set to get a follow-up while a film focused on the sole white character was planned.

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