Aladdin Spinoff Prince Anders Movie Set To Come To Disney+

Lawrence Kim
December 7, 2019

A new report says a live-action Aladdin spin-off is in the works, but it's not based on Mena Massoud's Aladdin, Naomi Scott's Jasmine, or even Will Smith's Genie.

Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme are attached to write the script for the untitled film that's considered in early development at Disney+. With Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich returning as producers. It opened with $117 million over the Memorial Day holiday and easily outperformed Disney's pre-opening domestic projections along with underlining the validity of the studio's strategy of rebooting its animated classics such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Jungle Book". This was one of the worst parts of the live-action Aladdin, and while I generally really like Billy Magnussen (check him out in Ingrid Goes West, Game Night, and Netflix's Maniac), whatever he was doing in this movie was not working at all.

The announcement that Disney+ is developing an Aladdin spinoff starring Billy Magnussen is causing quite the uproar on social media.

"I'm kind of exhausted of staying quiet about it", Massoud said while promoting his new Hulu series Reprisal, which he'd been cast in before heading to Agrabah.

Magnussen will next be seen in "No Time to Die", the 25th James Bond movie, as well as the prequel film to "The Sopranos", "The Many Saints of Newark". Rideback-produced awards contender "The Two Popes", starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, is now in theaters. He's represented by WME and Anonymous Content. Dunn and Kvamme are represented by Verve.

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