Billy Magnussen’s Prince Anders from Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin will be the star of a spinoff film currently in development for Disney Plus.
THR reports that the Billy Magnussen Disney Plus series will not be a sequel to Aladdin, which is currently in the planning stages. Writers Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme were hired by Disney to pen a script for this spinoff with Aladdin producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich returning to produce this Prince Anders project while Ryan Halprin will serve as an executive producer.
In the live-action remake of Aladdin, Billy Magnussen’s Prince Anders was one of the suitors sent in for Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). Prince Anders hailed from the kingdom of Skånland and exhibited a dimwitted, flamboyant personality.
Disney has spent much of the decade adapting some of their animated library into live-action. Aladdin is one of their most successful yet, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide. This spinoff featuring Billy Magnussen’s Prince Anders marks Aladdin as the first of Disney’s live-action adaptations to receive a spinoff project and the latest project to be distributed on the Disney Plus streaming service.
Disney Plus is set to bring in more new original film projects. Two of their first films were released at launch last month: Lady and the Tramp and Noelle. With Billy Magnussen’s Prince Anders now in development, it’s likely that we will be seeing more Disney Plus films potentially expanding the world of the live-action remakes.
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Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
“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 from a script he co-wrote with John August, the film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim.
Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin is available on Digital HD and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe