Will Smith may be preparing to star in a Maleficent-style movie.
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Producers behind the live action ‘Aladdin’ remake are elated with how the movie is performing globally and have their sights sets on a spinoff which will follow the villain Jafar during his formative years.
Dan Lin broke the news….
People clearly loved the movie and watched it multiple times and we get lots of fan letters and people asking us to make Return [of] Jafar, and I can just tell you that we’re in the early stages right now, but we’re certainly talking about another movie.Like with Aladdin, it will not be a straight remake of any movie that’s been made before, so we’re looking at ‘where’s the best way to go with these characters.’”
‘Return of the Jafar’ was released in 1994 as a direct-to-video release and offered Aladdin fans insight into the villain’s world. If a movie based on the release is to be created Dan would like to Will and Guy Ritchie to play a part in it.
Guy made this movie for his kids. They loved Aladdin, both the original animated movie and the Broadway musical, and they wanted him to make a movie that they could see. So he certainly loved the experience, I think both he and Will Smith — even before the box office success, they said it was the best filmmaking experience of their lives and they had so much fun doing it. And we’d love to have Guy back and get the team back together. If we do another Aladdin movie, we’d certainly love to have him at the helm.