The live-action Aladdin movie might not have gotten great reviews but it did make a lot of money. While most of us have considered these films one-offs since they are just remakes of the animated classics plenty of people grew up with. However, in an interesting bit of news, Disney has shown interest in a sequel to Aladdin and it might not be an adaptation of The Return of Jafar.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, Aladdin producer Dan Lin said that Disney is interested in making a sequel, though they’re only in the early stages of discussing it. This would help make the live-action movies feel distinct from the animated films since most of us don’t really care for their home release sequels, minus Aladdin 3 and Cinderella 3, the best ones.
"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. 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."
It seems like Disney is taking criticisms of The Lion King to heart, otherwise, they wouldn’t have mentioned that shot-by-shot comment. We’ll have to wait and see if these original sequels will be the way to go moving forward but it has to be better than just remaking every animated Disney film under the sun.
Aladdin might still be showing in theaters. Expect news on the movie’s Blu-ray and digital release soon.