Aladdin Sequel Being Discussed Says Producer Dan Lin

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2019

If nothing else, the new restrictions of the Aladdin remake might force the writers, producers, and directors to think outside of the box and craft a story that isn't-like most of the Disney live-action remakes that came before it and after with The Lion King-just a pale imitation of the animated classic that came before it. After the success of the 1992 cartoon film, there was a TV series that was made about the Street Rat taking on new villains with the help of his trusted friends and Genie. Now they appear to be willing to let history repeat itself with a sequel to the recent live-action Aladdin remake.

And while fan enthusiasm as clearly been key to the team's current milling of a sequel - though we doubt the money (over $1 billion) the first movie made wasn't a factor.

Now, rumour has it that the House of Mouse is looking to create a sequel to this years' Aladdin remake starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.

ComicBook.com had an interview with Aladdin producer Dan Lin before the film's Digital HD and Blu-ray release, and the publication chose to ask the Disney executive about the decision to cast Smith as the film's Genie.

As Dan Lin explains: if Disney moves forward with an Aladdin 2, they'll be looking to multiple source material for inspiration.

"I can tell you, that just like with the first "Aladdin" movie, we're not going to make just a straight remake", said Lin. And I would say that the audience wants more.

"So without giving too much away, we are certainly exploring where we can go with this franchise", he added.

Like numerous animated films released during the Disney Renaissance, there is already a straight-to-video continuation of Aladdin, which has two sequels.

While the public was skeptical about having Smith as Genie from the start, the creative team behind Disney's Aladdin remake was sure that he was the ideal fit for the role, even from the very start.

"I mean, we're just so fortunate we got Will", Lin said.

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