With Aladdin’s blockbuster success worldwide, Disney fans and the movie creators cannot wait to return to the whole new world with Aladdin 2. Aladdin has the title of being the 9th highest grossing movie of 2019 and 34th highest grossing movie till now. This gives the creators a strong reason to spawn a sequel. As promising as the prospects of the sequel appear, here’s all that we know.
Aladdin 2: Official announcement by Disney
Perhaps the jocular genie granted us our wish! Disney’s live action remake of the 1992 animated Aladdin movie has managed a smashing success of $1 billion worldwide. This success earned the movie a sequel which was officially announced in February 2020.
Guy Ritchie will be playing his role as the director of Aladdin 2. He was the director of the first movie too which completely makes sense. Ritchie has many feathers up his cap such as Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, 2009’s Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and, most recently, last month’s The Gentlemen, to name just a few titles.
The two screen writers for the sequel are both Oscar nominees with a commendable resume and work experience. John Gatins and Andrea Berloff have been hired to pen down the storyline for Aladdin 2. Gatins is best known for writing Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, however, some of his popular works also includes Hardball, Coach Carter, Real Steel, Kong: Skull Island, and, most recently, Power Rangers that came in 2017. Meanwhile, Andrea Berloff has worked her fair share of hits, best known for Straight Outta Compton, but she also wrote Blood Father, World Trade Center and last year’s The Kitchen.
When will Aladdin 2 get on the big screens?
Just bear in mind that there is a lot going on behind Disney’s magical curtains. Aladdin’s sequel is just one of the many live action remakes that is underway. Moreover, Disney has been know to keep a gap of about four years between sequels. Besides this, Will Smith’s tight schedule should also be considered.
Presently, there’s no official release date for Aladdin 2. And these factors combined, we cannot expect the movie anytime soon. We can, however, speculate that the movie will be released between 2023 and 2026. Disney might announce a confirmed release date later this year.
What will be the plot of Aladdin 2?
Aladdin very much went along with the original 1992 animated version with certain changes. We saw Jafar tricked into a trap by Aladdin and being captured in a lamp which was ultimately thrown away towards the desert by Genie. The music bore great resemblance to those in the animated version with some new songs. Lastly, Aladdin freed genie just as the 1992 version.
Will Jafar return?
Considering the very similar storyline that the first movie shared with its animated version, one can be convinced that the sequel will follow the storyline of the animated version’s sequel (1994) featuring the return of Jafar. However this is not true. Scriptwriters Gatins and Berloff have assured that the sequel will be following an entirely new approach. This doesn’t mean that we won’t get to see more of that evil sorcerer (Jafar).
A new story will bring in a plethora of new, exciting possibilities and the makers will not have to face the same criticisms of doing a second-grade remake. Till then we can only wait for the best.
Who will be in the cast?
The production of Aladdin 2 is still in it’s initial stages so the cast has not yet been confirmed. Still we can definitely expect the old team to be there to take us back to the sands of Agrabah.
- “Naomi Scott” played the character “Princess Jasmine” and she’s expected to reprise it
- “Mena Massoud” is seen in the role of “Aladdin”
- “Will Smith” is our very favorite “Genie”
- “Marwan Kenzari” is the one to play “Jafar”
- “Frank Welker” is the person behind the voice of “Abu”
- “Navid Negahban” is the person behind the voice of “The Sultan”