The 2019 film starred Mena Masood and Will Smith.

When Disney decided to remake the 1992 animated classic Aladdin to live action, it was up to the writer-director Guy Ritchie to make this transition. Ultimately, the film was a success and grossed more than $1 billion. Mena Masud and Will Smith.

Recently Collider itself Stephen Weintraub sat down with Ritchie to talk about his upcoming film Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre. While discussing Richie’s other projects, Weintraub asked Richie if he would be interested in doing a sequel. The director praised his time at Disney and said that while it’s a “wait and see” situation at the moment, he would happily go back, saying:

I really wanted to. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this experience. It was a great experience. This whole Disney thing is, as you can imagine, professional attire. From that point of view, it was a lot of fun. I really want to, we’ll wait and see. We’ve been pitching some ideas for a while, but it would be great to get it going, it would be great to get back out there.

with the success of Aladdin and Ritchie’s positive experience with the project makes sense for him to be willing to return. The 2019 film grossed a total of $1.05 billion at the global box office, making it Ritchie’s highest-grossing film to date, nearly doubling his 2011 number two. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($543.4 million).

Aladdin and Jazmin at the market
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Sequel to the original Aladdin Film

While the original animated film never had a theatrical sequel, there were two sequels. Aladdin In the 1990s. There was a 1992 direct-to-video Aladdin: The Return of Jafar and the 1996s Aladdin and the King of Thieves, which was also straight to video. Between 1994 and 1995, there was also an animated TV series for a 3rd season. This means that if a sequel is made, there are at least a few different sources of them. However, it could also be a completely original story told in a hypothetical Aladdin 2. Meanwhile, Ritchie is back at Disney to direct the upcoming live-action adaptation Hercules. Disney’s next live action movie Little mermaid played a role Halle Bailey and led Rob Marshall.

Ritchie’s next film, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerrehits theaters March 3. You can watch the interview between Weintraub and the writer-director below, which also includes an update. Sherlock Holmes 3.