ALADDIN Star Mena Massoud Says Live-Action Sequel Is "Very Unlikely At This Point"

ALADDIN Star Mena Massoud Says Live-Action Sequel Is "Very Unlikely At This Point" ALADDIN Star Mena Massoud Says Live-Action Sequel Is "Very Unlikely At This Point"

A disappointing update for those looking forward to a sequel to 2019's live-action Aladdin remake here, as star Mena Massoud believes Disney's plans for the project have likely fallen through...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 18, 2023 06:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Disney
Source: Via Toonado.com

It seems Disney may have put its plans for an Aladdin sequel back in the lamp.

A follow-up to Guy Ritchie's 2019 live-action remake was announced shortly after the first movie proved to be yet another huge box office success for the Mouse House, but we haven't had any official announcements relating to the project since.

Now, star Mena Massoud, who played the titular rags-to-riches hero, has shared a disappointing update.

When asked by one of his followers on Twitter if "we're still getting Aladdin 2," the actor responded: "Very unlikely at this point."

Last we heard, Massoud, Will Smith (The Genie) and Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) had all signed-on to return in their respective roles, so we're not sure what changed. The trades haven't weighed-in yet, but we'd expect them to do a bit of digging after Massoud's comments.

Story details were never revealed, but Ritchie did confirm that the movie would incorporate elements of both animated sequels, The Return Of Jafar and Aladdin & The King Of Thieves.

"Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom," reads the first movie's synopsis.

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Taonrey
Taonrey - 3/18/2023, 6:41 AM
I think it will happen eventually, first one made a lot of money
Origame
Origame - 3/18/2023, 8:55 AM
@Taonrey - yeah, but since the sequels didn't make a lot of money they'd need to be original with this one. And disney ain't doing the whole original thing.
Deklipz
Deklipz - 3/18/2023, 9:30 AM
@Origame - The sequels were standard Disney straight to video movies, they made plenty for what they were as they were produced as cheaply as possible.
Origame
Origame - 3/18/2023, 10:19 AM
@Deklipz - except this won't be straight to video. It'll be made for a theatrical release.
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 3/18/2023, 10:43 AM
@Taonrey - That was before the pandemic
Taonrey
Taonrey - 3/18/2023, 11:55 AM
@TheHumanSpider2 - yeah and Disney announced a bunch of sequels a few weeks ago
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 3/18/2023, 12:03 PM
@Taonrey - Are they in development already? how is that Blade movies announced FOUR YEARS AGO coming along?
Taonrey
Taonrey - 3/18/2023, 1:39 PM
@TheHumanSpider2 - I mean blade was also announced with a bunch of movies that did come out. I don't really understand the point of bringing up blade development hell. Plenty of Disney movies have come out since it's announcement and marvel wasn't even interested in the character until Ali asked.
Tasmaniac
Tasmaniac - 3/18/2023, 6:56 AM
Oh come on, how can they not? Everything Will Smith touches is a hit…
braunermegda
braunermegda - 3/18/2023, 8:28 AM
@Tasmaniac - that explains why chris rock is shining with his tour then
dagenspear
dagenspear - 3/18/2023, 8:39 AM
@Tasmaniac - lol! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
EZBeast
EZBeast - 3/18/2023, 8:44 AM
@Tasmaniac -
Superspecialawesomeguy
Superspecialawesomeguy - 3/18/2023, 7:25 AM
Good that shit was trash lmao.
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 3/18/2023, 7:29 AM
First one was shit.
TheWalkingCuban
TheWalkingCuban - 3/18/2023, 7:48 AM
Oh do preach to us westerners more about women’s rights in Agraba! They still cut off hands for stealing? “We wouldn’t dream of showing such lies!”

BritishMonkey
BritishMonkey - 3/18/2023, 8:37 AM
It's for the best.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 3/18/2023, 8:42 AM


Good. These live action remakes of classic Disney movies are all crap.

DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 3/18/2023, 9:31 AM
When a massive emp destroys all of our tech Disney will be remaking all of their own films with sock puppets. There will be another Aladin. Maybe not anytime soon and with this cast.
Spoken
Spoken - 3/18/2023, 5:18 PM
It's for the best.
BigMax89
BigMax89 - 3/19/2023, 3:12 AM
Personally, I don't care what happens next for the live-action Aladdin by Disney. I liked some things about the movie, but Will Smith as The Genie was one thing I didn't hate or love, as Robin Williams will always be the TRUE Genie.

Sorry, Will, it's not me... it's you.
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