Disney Have Announced All The Films That They’ll Be Releasing Over The Next Four Years
Just in case you like to plan your cinema trips years in advance, Disney have announced all the films that they’ll be releasing between now and 2019 (and probably beyond that too).
(This list doesn’t include Marvel films: for a full line-upof the superhero films – DC as well as Marvel – being released in the foreseeable future, look here).
Okay. Here we go.
The BFG (22nd July, 2016)
Mark Rylance plays the Big Friendly Giant in this live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic.
Finding Dory (29th July, 2016)
13 years since Finding Nemo hit our screens, and a sequel is finally being released. Following the very forgetful Dory’s efforts to find her family, early reviews have been very, very good.
Pete’s Dragon (12th August, 2016)
Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford star in this live-action remake of Pete’s Dragon – the adventures of a kid called Pete and his best mate Elliot, who yes, is a dragon.
Moana (2nd December, 2016)
Dwayne Johnson’s demi-god Maui helps the young Moana (newcomerAuli’i Cravalho) navigate her way off the South Pacific island that she calls home, as they set sail for an adventure.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (16th December, 2016)
Disney’s first attempt at a Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One seesa group of rebels attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star. If you’ve seen any other Star Wars film, you’ll know how well that goes, but this should be fun nonetheless…
Beauty and the Beast (17th March, 2017)
Emma Watson stars as Belle in this live-action retelling of one of Disney’s most beloved films.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (26th May, 2017)
Orlando Bloom is back, joining Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film. This time around, Jack Sparrow is on the hunt forPoseidon’s trident.
Cars 3 (16th June, 2017)
Pixar have told us nothing about their third Cars film, other than that it’s coming out nextJune.. Watch this space.
Coco (23rd November, 2017)
We don’t know much about Coco, just thatthe protagonist will be a 12-year-old boy called Miguel, and that it’ll be based around Dia de los Muertos.
Star Wars: Episode VIII (15th December, 2017)
Plot details for the eighth episode of Star Wars are being kept under lock and key, but we do know that almost all the cast from Force Awakens will return. Hopefully, we’ll see more Luke this time too.
Gigantic (expected March, 2018)
An old-fashioned Disney animation, Gigantic sees Jack the Giant Hunter realise that giants aren’t so bad after all after he befriends one of them: a 60-foot-tall 11-year-old girl.
Untitled Han Solo Prequel (expected May, 2018)
Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar, Blue Jasmine, Stoker) will be playing the young Han Solo in this much anticipated prequel.
Toy Story 4 (13th July, 2018)
When Bo Peep is given away, Woody, Buzz and co. go in search of her.
Mary PoppinsReturns (25th December, 2018)
Newly-American (but British born) actress Emily Blunt will be playing Mary Poppins in this sequel to the beloved original musical. Set in Depression-era London, Jane and Michael (and his three children) have suffered a personal loss, so Mary and her friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) bring a little joy back into their lives.
Star Wars: Episode IX (expected May, 2019)
Giventhat all of Disney’s prior Star Wars films will have been released in December, we wouldn’t be surprised if episode nine gets pushed back to reel in the Christmas audience too. But, for now, they’re maintaining that this will hit our screens in May. We’ll have to wait and see…
The Incredibles 2 (expected June, 2019)
15 long years after the release of the first, Pixar are finally giving us a sequel to The Incredibles. Plot details are unknown, but we’re excited anyway…
Indiana Jones 5 (expected July, 2019)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was received well enough, so Disney are making a fifth film for the franchise. All we know is that Harrison Ford will be back.
The Sword in the Stone (TBA)
Disney are planning a live-action adaptation of The Sword in the Stone, to be written by Game of Thrones producerBryan Cogma. Sign us up.
The Haunted Mansion (TBA)
Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talks to star in the Guillermo del Toro-directed remake of 2003 film, The Haunted Mansion. The first (starring Eddie Murphy) was critically panned, but hopefully on their second try, Disney will win people over.
The Jungle Book 2 (TBA)
It didn’t take Disney long to announcea sequel to Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book. We don’t know when it’ll be released, but we hope that it’s before too long…
Live action remakes seem to be the flavour of the month over at Disney – they’re also announced that they’re makingone of Dumbo. Tim Burton will direct.
Frozen 2 (TBA)
Yes, you probably called it, but now it’s confirmed. Disney are making Frozen 2. Will they #GiveElsaAGirlfriend though? We’ll have to wait and see…
Peter Pan (TBA)
Another live action remake, this time of Peter Pan. With so many adaptations of this story (from Joe Wright’s Pan, to Peter Pan, to Hook), it’ll be interesting to see how they make yet another onefresh.
Jungle Cruise (TBA)
Jungle Cruise is currently a ride at Disney World, but before too long it’ll be a movie starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Amy Adams is back for this sequel to Enchanted. While there’s no word on plot details (and we don’t know whether anyone else from the cast will be back), we do know that the Shrek 2 screenwriters will pen the screenplay, and The Proposal director will be at the helm.
Reese Witherspoon has signed up to play Tinker Bell in this (yes, live-action) Peter Pan spin-off.
Wreck It Ralph 2 (TBA)
A sequel to Wreck-It-Ralph is on the way, with John C. Reilly returning to voice the main character.
Emma Stone is rumoured to have signed on as Cruella de Vil, in this live-action film following her dastardly deeds.
Believe it or not, this is another live-action remake….
…And another one. Ron Howard will direct Robert Downey Jr. in this Pinocchio remake.
Maleficent 2 (TBA)
A follow-up to 2014’s Maleficent, Angelina Jolie is on board, along with Disney veteran screenwriter (she wrote Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass as well as the first Maleficent), Linda Woolverton.
An Aladdin prequel, Genies(live action) will tell the story of how the Genie wound up in that lamp in the first place. It’s not been decided who’ll take over fromRobin Williams and play the Genie, but whoever wins the part has some big shoes to fill..
Captain Nemo (TBA)
One of Disney’s first ever live action films was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954): a sea-faring adventure that saw two men set sail to find the sea creature that kept attacking ships in the Pacific. It turns out, it wasn’t a sea creature after all, it was a submarine piloted by Captain Nemo. This is an origin scene, that will look at where Captain Nemo came from in the first place.
Night on Bald Mountain (TBA)
Night on Bald Mountain is one of the final scenes inFantasia, and now Disney are making it into a (you guessed it – live action) film in its own right. It’s actually pretty scary – it sees a giant gargoyle come to life.
Untitled Oz the Great and Powerful Sequel (TBA)
Oz and Glinda (James Franco and Michelle Williams – if they agree to come back) have a child in this sequel, but they agree not to tell her that an evil spell was cast on her before she was born.
Untitled Prince Charming Project (TBA)
Prince Charming usually gets second billing to Cinderella, but he’ll get his time to shine with his very own live-action film. It’s not known if Richard Madden will reprise the role, or if Disney will let someone else have a crack at it.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (TBA)
We can’t help but think that it’d be a little bit terrifying if a Nutcracker and a mouse with seven heads came to life on Christmas Eve, but no doubt that this holiday tale will be charming.
A Wrinkle in Time (TBA)
In the original Wrinkle in Time, a teenage girl travelled through time and space to rescue her dad, and we’d imagine that this live action remake (directed by Ava Duvernay) will follow a similar storyline.
It’s a Small World(TBA)
A boat cruise attraction at Disneyworld, It’s a Small World is set to follow in the footsteps of Jungle Cruise, and become a film. Jon Turteltaub will direct.
Winnie the Pooh (TBA)
Finally, Disney are making a live-action remake of Winnie the Pooh. Following the now adult Christopher Robin, the film will focus on his memories of his childhood, with his furry friends.
Which one are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!