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Mena Massoud doubtful about Aladdin sequel 

The actor starred alongside Will Smith

Published: 18th March 2023

Mena Massoud, the lead star of Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of the beloved Disney animation Aladdin has expressed his doubts about a sequel. 

The actor starred alongside Will Smith - playing the famous role of The Genie of the Lamp, first portrayed by Robin Williams - in the 2019 film, which was a massive financial success despite mixed critical reviews. Even though it was a great hit at the box office Massoud thinks the story has come to an end.

"Very unlikely at this point," Massoud tweeted when responding to a fan who enquired about the prospect of Aladdin 2 going ahead. However, this seems to be at odds with Ritchie, who spoke optimistically about the prospect of the sequel. 

A sequel had previously been reported as being in the works at Disney, with the studio hiring writers John Gatins (Flight, Real Steel) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton, The Kitchen) to figure out the next path for the story. 

Ritchie was reported as being set to return, alongside Massoud, Smith and Naomi Scott, who played Princess Jasmine in the remake.

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