Disney ain’t ever had a friend like money, as the studio eyes a sequel to Guy Ritchie‘s live-action Aladdin just a few weeks after the remake flew over the billion-dollar mark. This astronomical number easily marks Aladdin as the second highest-grossing live-action remake in Disney’s catalog, with Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast taking the top spot and Jon Favreau‘s The Lion King taking no spots because that’s an animated movie.
So it’s no surprise, really, that a sequel may be on the horizon. Nothing is officially in the works, but producer Dan Lin has stated that the House of Mouse is exploring that route. It’s absolutely worth noting that the original 1992 animated film itself spawned a sequel. It’s called The Return of Jafar, it was the first Disney direct-to-video animated film, and it’s honestly kind of terrible. (Also worth noting that the second sequel, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, is good, actually.) Funny enough, Aladdin star Mena Massoud told Collider that he’d “absolutely” be down for a Return of Jafar adaptation, back when the idea of the film making $1 billion seemed like some sort’ve mystical genie wish.
So stay tuned.