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A Sequel to the ALADDIN Live-Action Remake is Happening, I Guess

The Hollywood Reporter:

Aladdin is getting ready for another magic carpet ride.

A sequel to the 2019 blockbuster is in the the works at Disney, with the studio hiring scribes John Gatins (Flight, Real Steel) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton, The Kitchen) to plot the new course.

Guy Ritchie is set to return to the director’s chair, while Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are expected to reprise their roles as Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively.

I didn’t hate Aladdin as much as many other people I know, but I wasn’t necessarily wowed by it, either. It felt like a high budget traveling broadway production of the movie. So, at the end of the day, I’m not sure who this is for, or why they’re making it.

Oh. That’s why.