The 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin was a retelling of the 1992 animated classic, which earned over $1 billion at the global box office. Because of the profit and success, there is now a sequel in development.
Disney is developing the sequel with writers John Gatins and Andrea Berloff. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the original will return, along with Ryan Halprin as executive producer. According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Guy Ritchie will be returning as well, along with cast members Mena Massoud, Will Smith, and Naomi Scott, who will reprise their roles as Aladdin, Genie, and Jasmine respectively.
Guy Ritchie is set to return to the director's chair for #Aladdin2, while Will Smith, @MenaMassoud and @NaomiScott are expected to reprise their roles as Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively https://t.co/RCU5St3rJg
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 13, 2020
Sources say the sequel is in early development, as they have been trying to figure out what direction to take for the past 6 months and have finally found their path.
Disney held a writers room summer to generate ideas for the sequel. It is said that they are considering other Middle Eastern folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights, which is where the story of Aladdin originated from.