We hate to say we told you so but it looks as though Disney are beginning to weigh up the options for sequels to their hugely successful live-action remakes.
In a new interview with ComicBook.com Aladdin producer Dan Lin has revealed that discussions have beg on follow-up this summer’s $1B smash-hit.
“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.” Said Lin. “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.”
Whilst only conversations at this age it seems inevitable that the studio would look to curate long-running franchises over properties which are grossing up to, and in some cases over, $1B dollars.
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Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud in the lead role, with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders and Numan Acar as Hakim. The film hits cinemas on May 24.