The live-action take of Aladdin made over $1 billion at the box office because Disney just can’t lose. At this point they can release a film of Warner Herzog reading the phone book and it would likely make half-a-billion.
For some reason it seems that people can’t imagine Disney making sequels to any of these blockbuster live-action adaptations. Perhaps it’s because so many of the mid-90s direct-to-video sequels were subpar to say the least? Perhaps it’s because people see the novelty of these adaptations, more of homages to the source material than an actual films? I’m not sure why but it just seems that people always assume the live-action versions of these movies are just one-and-done.
Nope! In fact, the latest rumor says that Disney is thinking of doing an Aladdin 2. The news comes from producer Dan Lin, who told this to comicbook.com:
Wait, did people really send in fan letters about the live-action adaptation of Aladdin? I don’t want to minimize anyone’s enjoyment of a film but this is the movie that drives you to write in?
Lin is right though, people really enjoyed the film. It made a bunch of money, received mediocre reviews from critics but was fairly well-received by moviegoers. So it makes sense that Disney would be interested in making a sequel. This shouldn’t be a surprise. This is how Hollywood works, right? This one is kind of a no brainer. Now, it’s not a movie I’m dying to see but, hey, I can’t knock Disney for making more.
So, yes, Disney is contemplating an Aladdin sequel and that isn’t shocking. In fact, I’m starting to think it shouldn’t even be news. I think this article should end now. I’m sorry for wasting your time!