Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake dominated the box office earlier this year, and with talks of a sequel starting to heat up it seems we may get a spin-off before that.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has hired Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme to pen a script for an Aladdin spinoff centered on the goofy character of Prince Anders played by Billy Magnussen.
Magnussen would reprise his role, and the studio is setting the feature up at Disney+ and is in early stages at this point in time.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the billion dollar-grossing Aladdin, are back in the producers seat via their banner, Rideback. Rideback’s Ryan Halprin will executive produce.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s animated classic “Aladdin.”
Aladdin stars Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, Will Smith (Bad Boys) as the iconic Genie, Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy 2017) as the villainous Jafar, Numan Acar (Prison Break) as Head of the guards Akim, Navid Negahban (Homeland) as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad (SNL) as Dalia, Billy Magnussen (Into The Woods) as Prince Anders, and Alan Tudyk (Ralph Breaks The Internet) as the voice of Iago.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter