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'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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Billy Magnussen's 'Aladdin' Character Has a Spinoff in the Works!

Disney is developing a spinoff of the live-action movie Aladdin for Billy Magnussen‘s character Prince Anders, who was a new addition to the story for the recent blockbuster film.

THR reports that the movie is being developed for streaming service Disney+ and it won’t be a sequel to Aladdin, which is also being planned.

Billy brought the idea for a spinoff to Disney and the project is now being written by Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme. In in the Aladdin remake, Anders was introduced as a suitor for Princess Jasmine from the fictional land of Skanland.

Billy has also been seen in movies like Into the Woods, The Big Short, and Game Night. He has a role in the upcoming Bond movie No Time to Die.

Is Naomi Scott Really Singing as Jasmine in 'Aladdin'?

The new Disney live-action movie Aladdin hit theaters this weekend and Naomi Scott gives a breakout performance as Princess Jasmine.

Jasmine gets to sing the brand new song “Speechless” in the film and it’s one of the highlights of the movie.

So, is Naomi actually singing in the movie or does she use a voice double? IT’S HER!

Naomi even says she sang live while filming the movie.

“We had the amazing Simon Hayes, who won the Oscar for Les Mis. So I was like, ‘What a great opportunity to sing live,’” she told Jimmy Kimmel.

“I’m just singing a capella on my own like a crazy person on set,” she continued. “And the worst part is, you can’t really hear yourself, so they can hear when you go off. I wouldn’t want to know what [the crew] were hearing.”

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'Aladdin' Has the Third Biggest Opening of 2019 at the Box Office!

Aladdin is flying high!

The live-action Disney movie brought in an estimated $105 million in North America during the Memorial Day Weekend, Variety reported on Sunday (May 26).

Note: this is the four-day weekend total, which also includes Monday’s gross for the holiday.

This makes Aladdin the sixth-highest Memorial Day weekend movie ever, pushing it over the edge of 2011′s The Hangover Part II. The biggest weekend earner remains Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End in 2007.

It’s also the third biggest opening of 2019, following the record-setting $357 million of Avengers: Endgame and $153 million for Captain Marvel.

Some fans of the animated original were wondering why Aladdin isn’t shirtless in the 2019 remake of the film. Here’s why!

Here's Why Aladdin Isn't Shirtless During 2019's Remake

Fans hoping to see Mena Massoud go shirtless in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin are going to be upset to find out that he never actually strips down.

The animated movie of course features the title character wearing a vest with nothing underneath throughout some of the film’s iconic scenes.

Aladdin costume designer Michael Wilkinson opened up about the “question on everyone’s lips” during an interview with EW.

“For the same reason why we thought it wasn’t appropriate for Princess Jasmine to be flashing her belly button for half of the film, we also felt that once you make that leap from cartoon into live-action, you really have to make some adjustments,” he said. “We thought having so much skin showing on Aladdin for the whole film would be quite distracting on a human actor as opposed to a cartoon character.”

The movie is in theaters now and the soundtrack is online as well.

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James Corden Dresses as Genie & Abu For 'Aladdin' Crosswalk Musical with 'Aladdin' Cast - Watch!

James Corden tried to live out his dream of playing the Genie in these fun pics from the Aladdin edition of Crosswalk: The Musical.

However, the The Late Late Show host’s hopes were quickly dashed by movie star Will Smith, who plays the character in the movie and he became Abu instead.

Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud joined the two, reprising their roles as Jasmine and Aladdin for the segment, which aired on Thursday night (May 23).

Aladdin is in theaters now!

Check out the performance below:

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