‘Aladdin’ Sequel Taps ‘Straight Outta Compton’s Andrea Berloff & ‘Flight’s John Gatins to Write Script
It seems that Disney is getting ready to share this whole new world with you once again! Variety reports that Disney is finally developing a sequel to Guy Ritchie’s highly successful live-action 2019 remake of ‘Aladdin.’
After having spent the past six months figuring out the best direction to move the franchise forward in, the studio has enlisted writers Andrea Berloff (‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘The Kitchen’) and John Gatins (‘Flight,’ ‘Power Rangers’) to write the screenplay.
Jonathan Eirich and Dan Lin are returning to produce the sequel through their Rideback company, with Ryan Halprin executive producing the film.
As the film is still in early development, it remains to be fully seen if Ritchie will return to helm the sequel. But, The Hollywood Reporter has said Ritchie will come back for the film. So, with the mixed messages, we may just have to wait and see. Right now, Ritchie is post-production on UAR’s ‘Cash Truck.’
Meanwhile, the producers are hoping to bring back stars Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Jasmine), and Will Smith (Genie). However, offers won’t be given to the cast until a script is ready.
While the original animated film had two straight-to-video sequels (‘The Return of Jafar’ and ‘Aladdin and the King of Thieves’), Variety reports that this new sequel will be ‘completely original and not based on those ideas.‘
Additionally, the new sequel is set to be released theatrically, rather than on the Disney+ streaming service.
There is no release date as of now, or filming details for that matter.
Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.