It’s been over two years since Disney announced that they were producing an Aladdin spinoff for Disney+ based on the character Prince Anders. Billy Magnussen was confirmed to reprise his role from 2019’s live-action Aladdin in the new film.
The Prince Anders character was created exclusively for the live-action version of Aladdin and was not present in the 1992 animated movie. The bumbling prince who asks for Jasmine’s hand early on in the film became an unexpected fan favorite and the project was quickly greenlit for production.
Details on the film have been pretty quiet since then but it appears the project is still in active development with rewrites underway. The news comes from Magnussen who recently gave an interview with Screen Rant and although tight-lipped about the spinoff, said the following:
“It’s in development. We are in the stages of rewrites right now, and it’s still moving forward. Yeah, it’s really exciting … I loved making that character up, and to have the opportunity to create a world and a story with him in it has really been a treat. I love that. That’s what I really love about this industry; to play in such a way like that … To be the not-Prince-Charming Prince, you know? We always see Prince Charming, so I was like, ‘Let’s mix it up.”
Disney is also currently working on a sequel to 2019’s live-action version of Aladdin. The film will reportedly be a theatrical release and not a Disney+ title.
You can stream the animated and live-action version of Aladdin now on Disney+.
Source: Screen Rant