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Entertainment Disney criticised after minor white ‘Aladdin’ character gets a spinoff

13:05  07 december  2019
13:05  07 december  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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News that Billy Magnussen will reprise small role from remake follows reports actor who played Aladdin struggles to find work.

Disney 's Aladdin franchise features an extensive cast of fictional characters . The lead character of the series is Aladdin , who was originally a street urchin.

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The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the studio were working on a show for Billy Magnussen’s Prince Anders, who only had a handful of scenes in the billion dollar grossing live-action remake. The series will be written Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme, while it was Magnussen that came up with the idea for a story on the dim character, who was a potential suitor for Naomi Scott’s Princess Jasmine. 

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The news comes after ' Aladdin ' lead Mena Massoud opened up about his struggle to land auditions after the live-action film. While he only had a few minor scenes, THR reports that Magnussen had a hand in pitching the idea to Disney . However, fans of the movie are criticizing the decision following

Disney + is working on an Aladdin spin - off centered around a supporting character who made his debut in Disney + is working on an Aladdin spinoff centered around Prince Anders. Magnussen is said to have come to Disney with the initial idea for the project, which isn't a sequel to the film, and

However, the internet immediately attacked Disney’s decision to make a Prince Anders spin-off, immediately comparing the decision with Massoud’s comments. 

Earlier this week, Massoud opened up to Daily Beast about his struggles after Aladdin, declaring, “I’m kind of tired of staying quiet about it. I want people to know that it’s not always dandelions and roses when you’re doing something like Aladdin. ‘He must have made millions. He must be getting all these offers.’ It’s none of those things. I haven’t had a single audition since Aladdin came out.” 

Mena Massoud wearing a hat: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: Mena Massoud attends the premiere of Hulu's © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: Mena Massoud attends the premiere of Hulu's “It’s wild to a lot of people. People have these ideas in their head. It’s like, I'm sitting here being like, OK, Aladdin just hit $1 billion. Can I at least get an audition? Like I’m not expecting you to be like, here’s Batman. But can I just get in the room? Like, can you just give me a chance? So it’s not always what you think.” 

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Aladdin is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of Walt Disney Pictures' 31st animated feature film Aladdin (1992) based on Aladdin , a folk tale of Middle Eastern origin.

Photo: Disney . The same week actor Mena Massound revealed he couldn’t get a single audition despite starring in Disney ’s live-action Aladdin earlier this year, Disney + announced that they are bringing back a certain character from the film for his very own Disney + spin - off .

An Aladdin sequel is reportedly in development at Disney, but it still hasn’t been announced by the studio even though the original was released over 6 months ago. 

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