Disney planning live-action Aladdin sequel – but it won’t be The Return Of Jafar

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Looks like Disney are rubbing that magic lamp and hoping for another box office smash as the studio are said to be exploring a sequel to this summer’s Aladdin.

The Guy Ritchie-directed remake of the 1992 movie of the same name made more than $1 billion (£829,000) at the box office and with that kind of cash coming in it’s no wonder that the film’s producer is looking to see what other magic can be made.

Dan Lin has revealed there are talks of a second movie as there is ‘more story to tell’ – but sadly they’re not looking to the 1994 animated sequel, The Return of Jafar.

‘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,’ said Dan, ‘and I would say resoundingly audiences want to see more’.

Speaking to CBR.com, he added: ‘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.’

There were two sequels to the original movie, 1994’s The Return Of Jafar, and 1996’s Aladdin And The King Of Thieves, which was a direct-to-video animation, but Dan has insisted they would not simply copy those films.

Darn it.

He added: ‘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.

‘We’re really looking at what’s been done before in the past and the home video, and there’s just more story to tell with the underlying materials.

‘So without giving away too much, we are certainly exploring where we can go with this franchise.’

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