Aladdin may be getting a sequel after $1 billion box office gross

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Disney is on a roll with its live-action remakes of its animated classics. The recent film to be released is The Lion King, and it has already made over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Before that was the release of Aladdin, which also grossed over $1 billion. With the latter making a lot of money for the House of Mouse, it looks like Disney is entertaining the idea for a sequel.

The ending to the live-action remake is similar to the animated film where Aladdin and Jasmine have a happy ending. Genie also has a happy ending with a human love interest. Producer Dan Lin revealed that the Disney team is having talks about an Aladdin sequel and the future of the franchise.

“We have now,” Lin tells “We certainly when we first made the movie wanted to just make the best movie we could and let audiences tell us if they wanted to see more. And I would say resoundingly audiences want to see more. They’ve watched this movie multiple times. We have lots of fan letters about people who really go back and they bring their friends and bring their family. And so we feel like there’s more story to tell. We are going to treat it the same way we treat the original Aladdin movie and not going to do a shot by shot remake of anything that’s been done before. We’re really looking at what’s been done before in the past and the home video, and there’s just more story to tell with the underlying materials. So without giving away too much, we are certainly exploring where we can go with this franchise.”

The original Aladdin film spawned sequels and an animated series. These stories took place after the events of the first film, and I thought they were interesting stories. The Return of Jafar was the first direct-to-video Disney animated film, and it featured Jafar seeking vengeance against Aladdin. It received mixed reviews, but it grossed $300 million through VHS sales. (Remember those?) Aladdin and the King of Thieves was the third and final film that was panned by critics but was reported to have sold 10.3 million units.

With a lot of material from the animated sequels and series, we’re pretty sure Disney can come up with an interesting followup to one of the most popular Disney franchises.

Aladdin will be released on Digital HD on August 27, 2019 and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on September 10, 2019.

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