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Aladdin sequel in the works

Aladdin

Story by Jack Foley

A SEQUEL to Aladdin is in the works at Disney.

John Gatins (Flight, Real Steel) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton, The Kitchen) have been hired to pen the script, with Guy Ritchie set to return to the director’s chair.

Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are also expected to reprise their roles as Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively.

Last year’s live-action movie musical was based on the 1992 animated film about the street urchin who, with the help of a magic genie, wins the heart of Princess Jasmine and becomes a prince himself. It was a surprise box office smash, grossing $355 million in the US and $1.05 billion at the global box office.

As a result, Disney held a writers room in the summer to generate ideas for a follow-up. as Yet, it is unknown what the idea is behind the next instalment but it may have to chart an original path much like the sequel to another of the company’s massive hits, Frozen did with Frozen 2.