Every Disney Animated Film Being Made Into a Live-Action Movie

A sequel to the live-action “Aladdin” may still be in the works, but the star doesn’t seem hopeful.

You can’t have an “Aladdin” sequel without Will Smith.


Variety reports John Gatins and Andrea Berloff are writing a sequel to the 2019 film with producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich returning.Lin told Insider back in August 2019 they were discussing a sequel.”I can’t talk too much about the sequel just yet, but know that we are hearing fans’ desires to see another ‘Aladdin’ movie and feel like there’s more story to tell,” Lin told Insider after the film crossed $1 billion at the box office.Director Guy Ritchie told Collider in February 2023 he “would very much like to” return for a sequel, adding they’ve “been kicking some ideas around.”However, in March, star Mena Massoud sounded less hopeful, telling fans on Twitter a sequel was “very unlikely at this point.”Disney released two popular direct-to-video sequels for “Aladdin” in the ’90s, including “The Return of Jafar” and “Aladdin and the King of Thieves.” Variety reports the sequel will be completely original and not based on the straight-to-video films.Disney has not officially announced the sequel.

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