A Live-Action Aladdin Sequel Is in the Works, and Will Smith Is Expected to Return

Karenna Meredith

Grab your magic carpet, it's time to go on another ride! According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to Disney's live-action Aladdin is in the works, with the starring cast - Will Smith, Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott - expected to reprise their original roles of Genie, Aladdin, and Princess Jasmine. Director Guy Ritchie and producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will also be returning.

It appears the sequel will be a reunion of sorts, but there are still a couple of new faces joining the crew: writers John Gatins and Andrea Berloff. The team has yet to confirm a storyline for this upcoming film, but rumor has it that Disney held a writers summit last year to brainstorm a follow-up. If all else fails, they can always use the animated sequels as a reference point! Regardless, this next installment will have some pretty big shoes to fill, since the first live-action film was a massive box office success and brought in over $1.05 billion globally. You can fulfill your wishes, and watch the full movie on Disney+ today.