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It Looks Like Disney Is Making An 'Aladdin' Prequel About The Genie

Did you ever wonder how the Genie got stuck in the lamp in "Aladdin"? Disney is about to grant your wish.

The studio is reportedly planning a live-action prequel to "Aladdin" titled "Genies," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The prequel will be set in the world of the genies -- yes, there's apparently a word full of them! -- and reveal how Robin Williams' blue Genie from the 1992 animated film became enslaved in the lamp. The project will be written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon and Tipp Vinson will produce. A rep for Disney was not immediately available for comment on the prequel.

We can only guess that movie will be set a long time before the events of "Aladdin," since the Genie was trapped in the lamp for 10,000 years. But a genie-centric movie isn't all Disney is planning. THR also reports that the studio allegedly plans for "Genies" to lead into a live-action "Aladdin" remake, which, by the looks of "Maleficent" and the live-action "Alice in Wonderland," may not be the best idea. After all, who can top Williams' Genie?

For more, head to THR.

 

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