Is a Sequel to “Aladdin” on the Horizon?

Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Will Smith as Genie in "Aladdin," 2019. Photo by Daniel Smith/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (10247283ab)

Disney is planning to explore a whole new world.

Following the success of the live-action version of Aladdin, the studio is considering producing a sequel.

The remake of the 1992 animated film came out in May and earned over $1 million worldwide.

The box office success of the Guy Ritchie feature has prompted Disney to look into taking a magic carpet ride down the sequel route.

“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. And I would say resoundingly audiences want to see more. 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,” said producer Dan Lin.

“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.”

Mena Massoud, who played the titular character, has said that he would be keen for a follow-up, and we’re sure Naomi Scott and Will Smith would follow suit.