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All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, 20th Century, And Searchlight

Walt Disney Studios not only made a surprise announcement that we're getting Moana 2 this year, but also revealed when we'll see Zootopia 2, Toy Story 5, Frozen 3, and The Mandalorian and Grogu.

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The upcoming slate of Walt Disney Pictures titles will bring a lot of familiarity: A live-action Snow White, the sequel film Moana 2 and the prequel title Mufasa: The Lion King, which is director Barry Jenkins’ take on the feuding brothers Mufasa and Scar before scion Simba joined the pride. Plus, there’s new takes on Fantastic Four (starring marquee talent Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Joseph Quinn) and a long-awaited Thunderbolts film featuring Sebastian Stan and Florence Pugh.

But there are also new titles like the Pixar animated film Elio and Timothée Chalamet’s long-shelved Bob Dylan biopic A Complete Unknown (formerly known as Going Electric) from Searchlight Pictures.

Below, we’ve gathered details for some of the Disney and Disney-associated films that are expected to hit in the next few years. We’ll add to this list as more information becomes available, especially in regards to the speculation surrounding Marvel and Pixar movies still waiting release dates – and, in some cases, titles.

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Upcoming Premieres

Below, you’ll find the Disney-produced projects that have locked release dates – for now. Expect some of the dates to shift as announcements are made. We’ll keep this list updated so you’re always on top of what’s coming up. We’ve also noted which of these are 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures releases.




Release Date: April 5, 2024
Director: Arkasha Stevenson
Starring: Nell Tiger Free, Sônia Braga

This prequel to the 1976 film The Omen follows Nell Tiger Free’s Margaret, an American who uncovers a sinister conspiracy to bring about the birth of an Antichrist while working at an Italian church.


War for the Planet of the Apes


Release Date: May 10, 2024
Director: Wes Ball
Starring: Owen Teague

Director Ball told Discussing Film in 2020 that he’d already been in pre-production on the film and working with writer Josh Friedman when the coronavirus pandemic shut down Hollywood and the rest of the world. He also said in that interview that “we have a take. We have a way of staying in the universe that was created before us, but we’re also opening ourselves up in being able to do some really cool new stuff.”


Young Woman and the Sea
Release Date: May 31, 2024
Director: Joachim Rønning
Starring: Daisy Ridley

Ridley stars in this biopic about Gertrude Ederle, an American swimming champion who was the first woman to swim 21 miles across the English Channel. Tilda Cobham-Hervey also stars as Gertrude’s sister, Margaret Ederle.




Release Date: June 14, 2024
Director: Kelsey Mann
Starring: Amy Poehler, Diane Lane

This is a follow-up to the 2015 movie about the various feelings going on inside the mind of a young girl — and how those feelings feel about their feelings. The new film follows a now-teenaged Riley, who experiences an unfamiliar new set of emotions, with Poehler returning to voice lead emotion, Joy.



Release Date: July 26, 2024
Director: Shawn Levy
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin, Matthew Macfadyen, Emma Corrin, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams

Cue the creative ad campaigns. Ryan Reynolds’ sardonic super hero is back for another installment and he’ll be joined by a special guest: The Wolverine star and frequent Deadpool/Ryan Reynolds target: Hugh Jackman. Free Guy director Shawn Levy will helm the movie, which brings back characters played by Morena Baccarin, Karan Soni, and Leslie Uggams alongside newcomers like Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen and The Crown’s Emma Corrin.


ALIEN 3, the alien, Sigourney Weaver,


Release Date: August 16, 2024
Director: Fede Álvarez
Starring: Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news in March 2022 that Álvarez, who worked on 2013’s remake of Evil Dead and 2015’s Don’t Breathe, will write and direct the film. Variety reported in 2023 that this film will take place between the events of 1979’s Alien and 1986’s Aliens. Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1979 movie, will produce.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: September 6, 2024
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


The Amateur (20th Century Studios)
Release Date: November 8, 2024
Director: James Hawes
Starring: Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan

Malek plays a CIA cryptographer who loses his wife in a terrorist attack. When his bosses won’t catch the perpetrators, he forces them to teach him how to do it. The story is based on the 1981 Robert Littell novel.




Release Date: November 27, 2024
Director: David G. Derrick Jr.
Starring: Auliʻi Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

Cravalho’s Moana (and Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson) head off on a new adventure into dangerous, long-lost waters when she receives a message from her ancestors.


 

Title treatment for Mufasa: The Lion King (2024)

 


Release Date: December 20, 2024
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Aaron Pierre, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Director Jenkins and writer Jeff Nathanson’s live-action prequel to the events of the film The Lion King gives some backstory to feuding brothers Mufasa (Aaron Pierre) and Scar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). Returning cast members from the 2019 live-action version of the story include Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon and John Kani as Rafiki.



Release Date: February 14, 2025
Director: Julius Onah
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Harrison Ford, Tim Blake Nelson, Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly, Liv Tyler, Shira Haas

The fourth installment of Captain America will see Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson as the new Captain and Danny Ramirez’s Joaquin Torres, who had previously worked with Sam as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, as the new Falcon. Harrison Ford takes over the role of Thunderbolt Ross (after the passing of William Hurt) and Tim Blake Nelson returns as Samuel Sterns, the scientist we last saw in The Incredible Hulk and who is expected to have completed his transformation into the supervillain known as the Leader.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: March 7, 2025
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Snow White (Rachel Zegler) and (alphabetically) Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy, in Disney’s Snow White, a live-action musical reimagining of the classic tale, now set for release March 21, 2025, nationwide. (Photo by Disney)


Release Date: March 21, 2025
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Rachel Zegler, Gal Gadot, Martin Klebba, Andrew Burnap

After falling asleep for several years, the live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves has risen with West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler set to lead and Gal Gadot as the evil queen. Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson wrote the script for the film, which will be directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man).


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: April 11, 2025
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.



Release Date: May 2, 2025
Director: Jake Schreier
Starring: Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Hannah John-Kamen, Wyatt Russell, Harrison Ford, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Olga Kurylenko

Another Marvel film that pulls in actors/characters from other places in that Cinematic Universe, this movie is about a bunch of anti-heroes who go on missions for the government. In addition to Sebastian Stan returning as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, familiar names include Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr/Ghost, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova/Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian and Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov/Taskmaster.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: May 23, 2025
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


ELIO pixar


Release Date: June 13, 2025
Director: Adrian Molina
Starring: Yonas Kibreab, America Ferrera

This Pixar movie is about an 11-year-old boy who doesn’t fit in at home. By accident, he ends up traveling through space to become some aliens’ ambassador for Earth.


 

Live-Action Moana
Release Date: June 27, 2025
Director: Thomas Kail
Starring: Dwayne Johnson

This is a live-action take on the 2016 blockbuster about a Polynesian princess who (reluctantly) teams with the demigod-with-a-God-complex Maui on a mission to save her people. Johnson is welcomed back to play Maui, although there will be a casting call to see who will replace original Moana, Auliʻi Cravalho. Hamilton director Thomas Kail will helm this film.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: July 2, 2025
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Fantastic Four (Marvel Studios)
Release Date: July 25, 2025
Director: Matt Shakman
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Joseph Quinn

After undergoing major directing and writing changes, in addition to various other shutdowns, this film is scheduled to be released in July 2025 as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Six.

The main cast is a who’s who of prestige TV: The Mandalorian and The Last of Us’s Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Stranger Things’ Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch and The Bear and Andor’s Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm/The Thing.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told The Hollywood Reporter in 2022 that the latest in a series of films about these characters would not be an origin story.

“A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?” Feige told THR.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: August 15, 2025
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Marvel Studios


Release Date: September 6, 2024
Director: Yann Demange
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Mia Goth, Delroy Lindo

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali stars in this new adaptation of the Marvel Comics character, a vampire hunter who is himself half human and half vampire. The film will also star Mia Goth and Delroy Lindo, with Lovecraft Country director Yann Demange behind the camera


 

Zootopia 2
Release Date: November 26, 2025

Director: Jared Bush
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

Goodwin returns to voice rabbit Judy Hopps and Bateman returns to voice fox Nick Wilde.



Release Date: December 19, 2025
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, CCH Pounder, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Oona Chaplin

The third chapter in James Cameron’s epic space-nature adventure continues to follow Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and their family as they navigate Pandora and attempt to elude Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang) and his military forces.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: January 16, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: March 6, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: March 27, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: April 17, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.



Release Date: May 1, 2026
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Anthony Mackie, Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire, Tom Holland

Announced at the July 2022 Comic-Con as one of the two films that will end Phase 6 of the MCU world domination strategy, this movie is directed by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’  Destin Daniel Cretton and written by Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s Jeff Loveness. Cast members include familiar names to those versed in the Spidey-verse: Tobey Maguire, Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield.

Jonathan Majors, who had played Kang the Conqueror in Quantumania, will not return for this film as Marvel dropped the actor in 2023 after he was found guilty of reckless assault in the third degree and guilty of harassment.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: May 22, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: June 19, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: July 10, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: August 14, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: September 18, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: November 25, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Star Wars Film
Release Date: December 18, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Avengers: Secret Wars (Marvel Studios)
Release Date: May 7, 2027
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Untitled Star Wars Film
Release Date: December 17, 2027
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.


Avatar 4 (20th Century Studios)
Release Date: December 21, 2029
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana

Details are still TBD.


Avatar 5 (20th Century Studios)
Release Date: December 19, 2031
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana

Details are still TBD.


Awaiting Premiere Dates

Below are projects that have been announced, are in some state of development – we define “stalled” as a state of development – and whose dates we’re still awaiting. A number are projects that are set to premiere on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, and a number were taken off the schedule following the coronavirus outbreak and SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes and have not been re-dated.

For more info on upcoming Marvel films without release dates, check our our full list of upcoming Marvel movies.


 

Kieran Culkin and Jesse Eisenberg in A Real Pain (2024)

A Real Pain (Searchlight Pictures)
Director:  Jesse Eisenberg
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kieran Culkin

Eisenberg wrote, directs and stars (with Culkin) in this Sundance darling about cousins who travel to Europe after their grandmother’s passing and end up joining a Holocaust tour.


The Greatest Hits (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Ned Benson
Starring: Lucy Boynton

In this musical rom-com, certain songs will send Boynton’s Harriet back in time to revisit memories of her ex-boyfriend. However, in the present, Harriet has a new love interest.


 

Pedro Pascal and Grogu in THE MANDALORIAN

The Mandalorian & Grogu (Lucasfilm)
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Pedro Pascal

The buddy space caper we all knew we needed. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed in February 2024 during the company’s Q1 earnings call that Mandalorian TV series creator Favreau would be working on a compendium film. Iger also said then that the film is aiming for a 2026 release.


Three Men and a Baby
Director:  Mo Marable
Starring: Zac Efron

High School Musical alum Efron will, presumably, be one of the three men (and not the baby) in this remake of the 1980s film about a trio of guys out of their element when one of them unexpectedly becomes a father. Marable is directing, according to Deadline. Disney had planned for the film to be released in 2022 on Disney+.



Director: Jennifer Phang
Starring: Kylie Cantrall, Malia Baker, Rita Ora

The latest in the The Descendants franchise, this Disney+ movie will focus on Kylie Cantrall’s Red, the whip-smart and rebellious teenage daughter of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland and Malia Baker’s Chloe, the perfectionist and athletic daughter of Cinderella and Prince. Fearing a coup in Auradon, they join forces to travel in back in time — via the White Rabbit’s pocket watch, of course — to stop an event that would lead to grave consequences.


29 Dates
Director: Richard Wong
Starring: TBD

This young adult rom-com, which is based on the Melissa de la Cruz novel, will appear on Disney+. While no cast or writer has been announced, we know that this story centers on a 16-year-old Korean exchange student who meets a host of eligible bachelors from around the globe. It has been compared to author Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series.


Robin Hood Live-Action Movie
Director: Carlos López Estrada
Starring: TBD

Another classic animated Disney film to get the live-action/CGI treatment is 1973’s animated musical Robin Hood. In April 2020, Disney announced that Lopez Estrada would be directing a new adaptation of this movie with Lady and the Tramp’s Kari Granlund writing the script. The film will air on Disney+.


Emma Stone in Cruella

Cruella 2
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Emma Stone

Soon after the 2021 release of Disney’s villain origin story, Cruella, news broke that a sequel was in early development. Variety reported at the time that director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara were expected to return. A couple months later, Deadline confirmed that Emma Stone had a deal to be in the second film.

Stone told Variety in 2024 that the project is a “work in progress” and that it will come together “hopefully sooner rather than later.”


Keeper of the Lost Cities
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: TBD

Deadline reported in 2021 that Oscar winner Affleck would direct this cinematic adaptation of Shannon Messenger’s best-selling book series. He’s also working with Kate Gritmon to adapt the script about “a telepathic girl [who] must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first.”


Muppet Man
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Someday we’ll find it … this movie about Jim Henson, which has been in the works for some time. Deadline reported in 2021 that playwright and screenwriter Michael Mitnick was rewriting the script by Aaron and Jordan Kandell and that the film about the Muppets creator was in development.


(Photo by 20th Century Fox Films)

The Simpsons Movie 2 (20th Century Studios)
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Comic Book Guy — and other Simpsons characters who care about details — would like you to know that the long-awaited second Simpsons movie is a standalone film and not a sequel. At least, that was the word from series producer Al Jean when he was asked about it in 2020.


Live-Action The Aristocats
Director: Questlove
Starring: TBD

Not to be confused with the Paul Provenza comedy documentary The Aristocrats, this film will be a live-action reimagining of the 1970 film about Parisian cats who suddenly learn they have inherited a fortune from their owner. Deadline reported in 2022 that Will Gluck and Keith Bunin were writing the script.


Master and Commander
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Deadline reported in 2021 that 20th Century was charting a course for another Master and Commander movie with Patrick Ness writing the script. The first film, which starred Russell Crowe and was directed by Peter Weir, was set during the Napoleonic Wars and was a best picture Oscar nominee. A cast and director have not been announced for this film.


Spooked
Director: Peter Foott
Starring: TBD

News came in 2020 that Irish filmmaker Foott was developing a Disney+ supernatural comedy that The Hollywood Reporter says “involves a Halloween night gone awry as trick or treaters are transformed into whatever costume they are wearing.”


The Return of the Rocketeer
Director: TBD
Starring: David Oyelowo

After some false starts, a live-action remake of the 1991 film The Rocketeer is in the works with David Oyelowo on board as an executive producer and a potential lead. Deadline reports that Ed Ricourt is writing the project, which will focus on a “retired Tuskegee airman who takes up the Rocketeer mantle.”


 

Free Guy

 

Free Guy 2
Director: Shawn Levy
Starring: Ryan Reynolds

Star Reynolds Tweeted soon after Free Guy’s summer 2021 premiere that Disney would be interested in doing a second film. What that film would look is still TBD, as returning director Levy told Collider in 2023 that the script was being retooled because it was too similar to box office smash Barbie.


Sister Act 3
Director: TBD
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg

Regina Y. Hicks and Karin Gist have been tapped to write the script for the latest installment in the franchise and Goldberg has stated that she is involved. In 2024, the star reiterated her desire for her costar in 1993’s Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Sheryl Lee Ralph, to appear in the movie. It will air on Disney+.


Shrunk
Director: Joe Johnston
Starring: Rick Moranis, Josh Gad

A follow-up to the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids franchise familiar to late Gen Xers and older Millennials, the film will focus on Gad’s Nick Szalinski — son of Moranis’ Wayne from the original film series — who continues with his dad’s size-changing experiments. It will air on Disney+, although “when” is still a big TBD.

Gad Tweeted in 2023 that “a lot of u ask me what’s going on with this film. Truth is, we were inches from starting and then COVID hit, inches from starting again & then my schedule exploded with conflicts, inches from starting again & budget got the best of us. If you want it, let your local @disney know.”


Starlight (20th Century Studios)
Director: Joe Cornish
Starring: TBD

Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish is adapting Mark Millar’s comic. According to Deadline, which broke the news, it “centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but when he came back to Earth, no one believed his fantastic stories. He married, had kids and settled into old age, but then his old rocket ship shows up, and he is called back for one fantastic adventure.”


Tower of Terror
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Scarlett Johansson

Another project based on a popular Disney attraction, Black Widow’s Johansson will produce and star in this film according to Collider. Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley will write the script and Waititi is rumored to direct. The project was delayed during Johansson’s lawsuit with Disney over the release of her film, Black Widow and then, again, in 2023, due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.


Aladdin Spin-Off
Director: TBD
Starring: Billy Magnussen

Variety reported in 2019 that Disney had hired Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme to write a spin-off of its live-action version of Aladdin that would focus on Magnussen’s smarmy Prince Anders. Magnussen will reprise his role in the film. He told Entertainment Tonight in 2024 that the project was still happening, but was pushed due to delays from the COVID-19 shutdown and SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.


Jeff Bridges and Garrett Hedlund in Tron: Legacy

Tron: Ares (20th Century Studios)
Director: Joachim Rønning
Starring: Jared Leto

Variety reported in 2020 that Lion director Davis would be helming the latest Tron film, which is set to star Leto. But it was announced in 2023 that Rønning would take over the job. Principal production began in January 2024 in Vancouver.


Perfect (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Mckenna Grace

Wilde directs the biopic about Kerri Strug, the Olympic gold medalist who famously fought a painful injury to bring her team to victory.


Alvin Ailey Biopic (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: TBD

Deadline reported in 2019 that Moonlight director Jenkins was developing an as-yet-to-be-titled biopic about the famed choreographer.


Buster Keaton in Go West

Buster Keaton Biopic (20th Century Studios)
Director: James Mangold
Starring: TBD

Deadline reported in 2022 that Mangold was developing a film based on Marion Meade’s book, Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase. As to who will play the silent film star? That is still unknown.


Clue (20th Century Studios)
Director: James Bobin
Starring: Ryan Reynolds

Who will have flames on the side of their faces this time around? Variety reported in 2020 that Muppets filmmaker Bobin was working on a new version of the classic murder-mystery comedy Clue after Jason Bateman dropped out. Reynolds would star with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penning the script.


Flight of the Navigator
Director: Bryce Dallas Howard
Starring: TBD

Actor-director Howard is remaking the 1986 sci-fi adventure movie for Disney+, switching the lead from a 12-year-old boy who goes missing and reappears eight years later to a female character. A release date is still unknown. Howard told the Los Angeles Times in 2022 that “there’s not a script yet.”


A Complete Unknown (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Timothée Chalamet

Tangled up in Chalamet? Mr. Tambourine Mangold? The Ford v. Ferrari director and Dune star have long been attached to a biopic about folk music legend Bob Dylan, with the singer attached to produce. Once titled Going Electric, the film also stars Elle Fanning and Monica Barbaro.


WORKING GIRL, Melanie Griffith, 1988 (20th Century Fox Film Corp.)

Working Girl (20th Century Studios)
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Let the river run wild with this one. Selena Gomez is said to be aiding in the adaptation of the 1980s Melanie Griffith film Working Girl — a story of a Manhattan receptionist from Staten Island who should never have been underestimated. Diary of a Future President creator Ilana Pena is writing the new screenplay and Gomez is producing. It’s still unclear as to whether the Only Murders in the Building actress will star in the film.


Hercules (1997)

Live-Action Hercules
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

It was first announced in 2020 with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings writer Dave Callaham handling the script and Avengers filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo producing.

Joe Russo told Variety in 2022 that this film will be “a little bit more experimental in tone, a little bit more experimental in execution.”

Guy Ritchie, who directed 2019’s live-action take on Aladdin, was reported to be helming this project. But rumors circulated in early 2024 that he’d left the film.


Live-Action Lilo & Stitch
Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp
Starring: TBD

After languishing in various stages of development, it was announced in 2022 that Marcel the Shell with Shoes On director Dean Fleischer-Camp would helm this live-action take on the animated musical about a Hawaiian orphan and her newfound best friend: an alien who crash-landed on the island. The film will be released on Disney+ with a cast that includes Maia Kealoha as Lilo Pelekai and Lilo & Stitch creator Chris Sanders as the voice of Stitch. Other cast members include Zach Galifianakis, Billy Magnussen, Tia Carrere and Courtney B. Vance.

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