Guy Ritchie and Will Smith's Aladdin is getting a sequel 3 months ago

Guy Ritchie and Will Smith's Aladdin is getting a sequel

You make a billion, you get a sequel.

That's how it works in Hollywood, kids.

Guy Ritchie may have seemed somewhat of an unlikely choice to helm a live-action remake of Aladdin, but it's safe to say it worked out quite handsomely, with the Disney update raking in over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.

As such, like Thanos himself, a sequel announcement was inevitable.

Step forward the Hollywood Reporter and confirmation that Aladdin 2 is officially a go with Ritchie and actors Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott all expected to return. They've yet to put pen to paper, but you imagine that will be a quick enough meeting.

Also on board; writers John Gatins (Flight, Kong: Skull Island) and Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for her work on N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

A release date and story details are being kept strictly under wraps for now, but it is heavily rumoured that the likes of Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves and Sinbad the Sailor will provide some elements.

JOE caught up with Aladdin himself, Mena Massoud, at the time of the film's release last May. You can check out that chat below.