“Aladdin” Sequel is Officially In the Works

Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Will Smith as Genie in "Aladdin." Photo by Daniel Smith/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (10247283ap)

Get ready to get more wishes!

A sequel to the 2019 live-action adaptation of the animated classic, Aladdin, is officially happening.

According to sources, the producers took six months to think about the sequel’s direction, but now it seems that they’ve figured it out

The project is in early development at Disney. According to Variety, Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the original, will be back producing through their Rideback banner, with Ryan Halprin executive producing.

It is unknown if Guy Ritchie will return to direct, and according to the outlet, offers to Will Smith, Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott, will only go out after the script has been written. 

2019’s Aladdin was only the fourth film to cross the billion-dollar global box office milestone. It joined a very exclusive club joining The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland.