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'Aladdin' Live-Action Sequel: Everything to Know Amid Spin-Off News for Billy Magnussen's Prince Anders

'Aladdin' Live-Action Sequel: Everything to Know Amid Spin-Off News for Billy Magnussen's Prince Anders

It was just announced that Billy Magnussen‘s Aladdin character Prince Anders has a spin-off movie in the works, but did you know that Disney is also planning a sequel to the live-action film?

Fans have been upset about Billy, the one white actor in a cast of diverse stars, getting his own movie as Aladdin star Mena Massoud recently said that he hasn’t landed any auditions since the movie came out.

Well, it sounds like Disney still loves Mena as he’s hinted that the sequel is a definite possibility. Reports have claimed that the sequel will follow animated sequel Return of Jafar, though that’s not yet confirmed.

“I don’t think it will be Return of Jafar, but I think there’s a possibility of a sequel, yes,” Mena told ET a couple months ago. “I think they should do one just about the animals. Like, Abu, Raja, Iago and the carpet all get together. Throwing it out there!”

Back in August, producer Dan Lin opened up about plans for a sequel.

“We’d love to,” he told SYFY Wire. “People clearly loved the movie and watched it multiple times and we get lots of fan letters and people asking us to make Return [of] Jafar, and I can just tell you that we’re in early stages right now, but we’re certainly talking about another movie. Like with Aladdin, it will not be a straight remake of any movie that’s been made before, so we’re looking at ‘where’s the best way to go with these characters.’”

Dan added, “we’d love to have [director] Guy [Ritchie] back and get the team back together. If we do another Aladdin movie, we’d certainly love to have him at the helm.”

In another interview a month later, Dan basically confirmed that Return of Jafar won’t be the basis for the sequel.

“We’re exploring lots of different ways that we can go but certainly, fans are saying, ‘we want to see more of these characters,’ but they want to see the next adventure,” he told Yahoo UK. “We’re talking now about where that could go but I don’t think it’s going to be a straight remake of The Return of Jafar.”

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