With the film’s global box office total now at an impressive $1.035 billion, producer Dan Lin says that The Walt Disney Studios is discussing a possible Aladdin sequel. The film, which had a production budget of $183 million (not counting marketing expenses), has grossed $353 million domestically and $682.2 million internationally.
Asked if conversations about an Aladdin sequel are happening at Disney, Lin told ComicBook.com: “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.”
Aladdin opened in theaters on May 24, 2019. A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, the film is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, Aladdin was written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin.
The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Alan Tudyk as the parrot Iago; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.
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