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'Aladdin' Director Guy Ritchie Says He'd Work With Will Smith Again After Oscars Slap

Will Smith has a fan in his Aladdin director Guy Ritchie.

If you forgot, the 54-year-old King Richard star played Genie in the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic back in 2019.

Will‘s been in a tough spot in Hollywood since slapping Chris Rock onstage during the 2022 Oscars. However, Guy made it very clear that he would work with him again, making fans wonder if the star would return for an Aladdin sequel that is in pre-production.

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Pete Davidson & Kim Kardashian Kiss in 'Aladdin' Spoof for 'Saturday Night Live' - Watch!

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are playing Jasmine and Aladdin!

The 40-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the 27-year-old comedian teamed up for a skit on Saturday’s (October 9) episode of Saturday Night Live.

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'Aladdin' Sequel In Early Development at Disney

A sequel to Aladdin is officially in the works!

Variety reports that Disney is developing a follow-up to the 2019 movie, starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith and Naomi Scott.

The studio has brought in John Gatins and Andrea Berloff to pen the script, which is not expected to focus on the second animated film in the series, The Return of Jafar.

The flick is “in early development”, but it’s unknown if the stars will return for the next movie.

Aladdin‘s sequel will also not be heading straight to Disney+, but will be going to theaters.

Late last year, there was a rumor that the sequel could be based on Billy Magnussen‘s character, 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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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!