Aladdin Disney + Prince Anders development-focused spinoff
While House of Mouse is busy developing a feature track for Aladdin, the new Disney + streaming service has begun developing a movie spin-off for the blockbuster remake that will focus on Billy Magnussen's Prince Anders, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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The untitled spin-off is set to be scripted by promising Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme and will not be a direct sequel to the first film, which is already under development at Disney, but if it does, Magnussen will reprise his role. paper for the project.
Prince Anders, who was a potential suitor for Jasmine, was extremely dressed and a little on the dark side of the fictional Skanland realm, but thanks to Magnussen's performance, the audience really liked the character. The 34-year-old played an important role early in the project, creating the original story idea and reaching the producers with it, and was involved in finding writers for the project.
Lately, Magnussen has been on the rise with guest appearances on the acclaimed 2015 historical drama Bridge of Spies and biographical drama The Big Short, the well-received 2017 indie drama Ingrid Goes West and what is seen as her performance in the dark comedy of the year. last, Game Night. He will then be seen in Daniel Craig Bond's final effort, No Time to Die, which hits theaters in April, and Sopranos's pre-production film, The Many Saints of Newark, which is slated for release in September. 2020.
The spin-off will be produced by Dan Line and Aladdin's Jonathan Elrich through their Rideback banner, with Ryan Halprin also attached to the executive production. The first film, a remake of the 1992 classic, was a surprise hit for Disney, piling up more than $ 1 billion at the worldwide box office, while receiving generally mixed and positive reviews.
Twice Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) stars as Genius in the next film Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan from Amazon), as the titular thief, the unfortunate but adorable stray mouse who is injured with the sultan's daughter. Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) plays Princess Jasmine, the sultan's beautiful daughter who wants to have an opinion on how she lives her life with Marwan Kenzari (East Express Assassination) as Jafar, an evil wizard who devises a nefarious plot to bring down the sultan and rule Agrabah himself.
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Aladdin also stars Navid negahban (Homeland) as Sultan, Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live) as Dalia, Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods) as Prince Anders and Numan Acar (Homeland) as Hakim, Jafar's right-hand man and chief of the palace guards. In addition, Alan Tudyk of Wreck-It Ralph also signed the voice of Jafar's iconic parrot companion, Iago.
The first movie is currently available on digital, Blu-ray and DVD!
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