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Disney developing sequel to live-action Aladdin
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Disney developing sequel to live-action Aladdin

Disney have begun to develop a sequel to Aladdin. 

The live-action reboot was released in May and has grossed over a billion dollars at the box office. 

Now, speaking to ComicBook.com, producer Dan Lin has revealed that the prospect of a sequel is there. 

He said: "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," he says. "And so we feel like there's more story to tell."

He continued: "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 tells the story of a street urchin who vies for the love of a beautiful princess named Jasmine. To try and win her affections he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her, only to run into serious trouble along the way. 

Power Rangers star Naomi Scott, newcomer Mena Massoud and Will Smith took the three key roles in the new reboot. 

Scott, who played Pink Ranger in this year's Power Rangers reboot, played Jasmine, with Massoud, who has had small roles in medical dramas Open Heart and Saving Hope, took the title role. Smith played the genie. 

Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar co-starred, working for director Guy Ritchie.

You can pre-order Aladdin here in hmv's online store. 

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