Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin earned more than one billion at the worldwide box office. It’s this success that has Disney exploring the idea of a possible sequel. After all, the animated films were a trilogy, so it isn’t like there isn’t source material there.
Producer Dan Lin went into where the franchise could go next:
“We have now. 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. 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.”
An Aladdin sequel is not in production just yet, nor is a sequel confirmed. But, considering how well the movie did and the fact that you could adapt the other two Aladdin films, I say Disney has a good chance of earning just as much by continuing the franchise.
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