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

The Walt Disney Studios announced at this year’s CinemaCon Convention that Chris Pine has joined the voice cast of the new animated film Wish.

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Walt Disney Studios announced at this year’s CinemaCon Convention that Chris Pine has joined the voice cast of the new animated film Wish as King Magnifico opposite West Side Story star Ariana DeBose as Asha. Wish opens in theaters November 22. Attendees were also treated to a first look at A Haunting in Venice, 20th Century Studios’ latest Agatha Christie adaptation from director Kenneth Branagh. The detective mystery premieres September 15 in theaters and features an all-star cast including Branagh, Tina Fey, and Everything Everything All At Once‘s Michelle Yeoh.

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 28, 2023
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Jude Law, Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Yara Shahidi

Something to crow about? In March 2020, Variety reported that newcomer Ever Anderson would play Wendy and The Reluctant Landlord’s Alexander Molony will play Peter in this live-action version of the 1953 Disney animated classic. It was confirmed at the December 2020 The Walt Disney Company investors day that Jude Law would play Captain Hook and Yara Shahidi will play Tinker Bell. Pete’s Dragon’s David Lowery will direct.

The film will air on Disney+.

Release Date: May 5, 2023
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Karen Gillan

After much back-and-forth as to whether James Gunn would direct the film thanks to some of his old Tweets and then scheduling conflicts, the next in Marvel’s Guardians series is officially on the calendar. Chris Pratt returns as Peter Quill, who is still devastated by the loss of Zoe Saldaña’s Gamora. Yet, he still must rally his gang of misfit fighters to save the galaxy once again.

Release Date: May 26, 2023
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Halle Bailey, Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs

This remake of the Disney classic is one of the most anticipated releases the studio has coming – at least, if the feverishness of the rumor mill is anything to go by. We know that R&B star Halle Bailey will play Ariel, Daveed Diggs will play Sebastian, Awkwafina will play Scuttle, and Jonah Hauer-King will play Prince Eric.

The film will include music from the animated smash as well as new songs from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Release Date: June 2, 2023
Director: Rob Savage
Starring: Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivian Lyra Blair

This adaptation of the Stephen King short story is about two children who are aware of an evil presence in their house but can’t get their father to notice. It will premiere on Hulu.

Release Date: June 16, 2023
Director: Peter Sohn
Starring: Mamoudou Athie & Leah Lewis

Inspired by Sohn’s own experiences growing up in New York as the child of immigrants, the film follows the unlikely pair of Ember and Wade, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy. Set in a world where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together, it’s an opposites-attract story as the duo discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

Release date: June 30, 2023
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, John Rhys-Davies and Mads Mikkelsen

Ready your leather jackets and fedoras. After much waiting, the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise will finally arrive in theaters in summer 2023. While plot details about the rugged archaeologist’s latest adventures have truly yet to be unearthed, star Harrison Ford is set to return, while Steven Spielberg has handed the directing reins over to Ford v Ferrari and Logan helmer James Mangold. The film had been scheduled to be released in July 2022, but it was announced in October 2021 that Disney was pushing its release to June 2023.

Release date: July 14, 2023
Director: Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
Starring: Molly Gordon, Ben Platt, Noah Galvin, Jimmy Tatro, Patti Harrison, Ayo Edebiri, Amy Sedaris

Molly Gordon stars and makes her directorial debut alongside co-director Nick Lieberman in this comedy about the staff of a struggling camp who must team up with the camp founder’s son to keep it afloat. The supporting cast includes Ben Platt, Amy Sedaris, and more.

Release Date: July 28, 2023
Director:  Justin Simien
Starring: Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish and Owen Wilson

Based on the classic Disney theme park attraction with the hope that this can become a franchise akin to Pirates of the Caribbean or Jungle Cruise, the film focuses on a mother and son who find a, well, haunted mansion.

Release Date: September 15, 2023
Director:  Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, Kelly Reilly

Director Branagh’s third film focused on the Agatha Christie master sleuth Hercule Poirot has a supernatural theme, as Poirot is called upon to investigate a murder at a séance he attends. It’s inspired by the late author’s 1969 book, Hallowe’en Party.

The Creator (2023)
Release Date: September 29, 2023
Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney and Ken Watanabe

A sci-fi love story written and directed by Rogue One and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards.

Release Date: November 10, 2023
Director:  Nia DaCosta
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson will return for the second film. In January 2020, it was announced that WandaVision’s Megan McDonnell would write the script. it was announced at The Walt Disney Company’s December 2020 investor day that Nia DaCosta would direct and that Iman Vellani, who plays Ms. Marvel in that titular Disney+ TV show, will appear in this film.

Release Date: November 17, 2023
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss

The anti-Ted Lasso? This film, which is based on a sports documentary by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, follows a Dutch-American football coach who is tasked with turning the American Samoa national team — considered one of the weakest football teams in the world — into an elite squad.

Release Date: November 22, 2023
Director: Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn
Starring: Ariana DeBose

Just as the meta Lightyear looked at the character that inspired the character Tim Allen voices in the Toy Story movies, Wish will tell the origin story of the wishing star that factors into so many Disney fables. Frozen’s Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are writing the script for the animated film while Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will star.

Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: December 1, 2023
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.

Release Date: December 8, 2023
Director: Elijah Bynum
Starring: Jonathan Majors, Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Mike O’Hearn, Harrison Page, Harriet Sansom Harris

Abuse allegations notwithstanding, Jonathan Majors impressed critics at Sundance with his performance in this drama from Searchlight Pictures about an ambitious bodybuilder’s rise to stardom and the price he pays to get there.

Untitled Disney Film
Release Date: February 14, 2024
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.

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Release Date: March 1, 2024
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.

(Photo by Walt Disney Pictures)

Release Date: March 22, 2024
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).

Release Date: May 3, 2024
Director: Julius Onah
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Harrison Ford, Tim Blake Nelson, Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly, Liv Tyler, Shira Haas

We don’t know much about the story of Captain America: New World Order, but it will feature Anthony Mackie as the new Captain America (formerly Falcon), Harrison Ford as the new Thunderbolt Ross (after the passing of William Hurt), and the return of Tim Blake Nelson as Samuel Sterns, the scientist we last saw in The Incredible Hulk, who is expected to have completed his transformation into the supervillain known as the Leader.

War for the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: May 24, 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.”

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 Amy Poehler returning to voice Joy.

Lion King

Release Date: July 5, 2024
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani

The Hollywood Reporter wrote in 2020 that Jenkins was planning a prequel to Jon Favreau’s 2019 live-action version of The Lion King. Jenkins confirmed to Variety in 2022 that plans were still in the works and that “kings aren’t just born, they aren’t just made. They have to become who they are.” The film was officially announced and given a premiere date at Disney’s September 2022 D23 Expo. So far, the only casting that has been announced is that Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and John Kani will reprise their roles as Pumbaa, Timon, and Rafiki from the first live-action movie.

Sebastian Stan

Release Date: July 26, 2024
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: August 16, 2024
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 and Watchman writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour penning the script.

(Photo by 20th Century Fox Films)

Release Date: November 8, 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.

Untitled Disney Animated Film
Release Date: November 27, 2024
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.

Release Date: December 20, 2024
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.

Release Date: February 14, 2025
Director: Matt Shakman
Starring: TBD

It was announced during The Walt Disney Company’s December 2020 investor day that Jon Watts was on board to helm a long-rumored new version of the Fantastic Four series, although it was confirmed during the September 2022 D23 Expo that WandaVision’s Matt Shakman would be directing the film. While no cast members have been announced, 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.

Release Date: May 2, 2025
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: TBD

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.

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: November 7, 2025
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.

Untitled Star Wars Film
Release Date: December 19, 2025
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Details are still TBD.

Avengers: Secret Wars
Release Date: May 1, 2026
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

The film that will close out Phase 6 of the MCU master plan.

Avatar 4 (2026)
Release Date: December 18, 2026
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana

Details are still TBD.

Avatar 5 (2028)
Release Date: December 22, 2028
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 for. A number are projects that are set to premiere on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, and a number were taken off the schedule following the coronavirus outbreak 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.

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+.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Sir Elton John poses at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage )

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances And the Years That Made His Legend
Director: R.J. Cutler
Starring: Elton John

After the success of Peter Jackson’s Get Back, a miniseries about the Beatles’ final album, Disney+ will soon be airing another project about a famous British musician: Elton John. This biographical documentary, which is directed by The September Issue helmer Cutler, is being touted as “the definitive portrait of one of the world’s most successful musical artists of all time.” Rooted in John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” the feature documentary film will capture the musician’s final months on the road, culminating at his final North American show at Dodger Stadium in November 2022.

The Pocketwatch (w.t.)
Director: Jennifer Phang
Starring: TBD

The latest in the The Descendants franchise, this Disney+ movie will focus on Red, the whip-smart and rebellious teenage daughter of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland and 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.

Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again (20th Century Studios)
Director: Shawn Levy
Starring: Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, David Hornsby

The fourth film in the franchise will be CGI-animated and focus on Nick, the son of Ben Stiller’s Larry, who is hesitant to follow in his father’s footsteps as nightwatchman. Returning cast members who lend their voices to this film include Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais while David Hornsby takes over the role of Theodore Roosevelt from the late Robin Williams.

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.

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.

Poor Things (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Jerrod Carmichael, Emma Stone

Based on the Alasdair Grey novel, Variety describes the plot as a Victorian-set drama with a Frankenstein twist in which “Stone plays a young woman named Belle Baxter who is brought back to life by an eccentric and brilliant scientist.” The Favourite’s Tony McNamara wrote the script.

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.”

Jungle Cruise 2
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt

After the success of 2021’s Jungle Cruise, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that plans were quickly in the works for a sequel film. Deadline reported in 2021 that original stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt were set to return for the second film and that director Jaume Collet-Serra and writer Michael Green were also returning.

Free Guy 2
Director: TBD
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 like and whether Shawn Levy would return as director are still TBD — especially since Disney itself hasn’t officially made any comment on the matter.

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. It will air on Disney+.

Persuasion (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Mahalia Belo
Starring: Sarah Snook

Succession star Snook is headlining this adaptation of Jane Austen’s last completed novel, which follows a (what else?) headstrong and independent heroine. It is not to be confused with another adaptation of the book, which stared Dakota Johnson and premiered in 2022 on Netflix.

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+.

Quasi (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Kevin Heffernan
Starring: Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske and Adrianne Palicki

Super Troopers production company Broken Lizard is developing a parody of the Hunchback of Notre Dame story for Disney+. It is not to be confused with a live-action version of the Disney film that Josh Gad is producing.

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: TBD
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.

ALIEN 3, the alien, Sigourney Weaver,

Untitled Alien Film (20th Century Studios)
Director: Fede Álvarez
Starring: TBD

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. Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1979 movie, will produce. It will air on Hulu.

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, which is set to air on Disney+.

Prom Pact
Director: Anya Adams
Starring: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Milo Manheim

Anthony Lombardo is writing this teen rom-com about friends, and fellow high school outsiders, who are over their school’s ’80s-themed Promposals.

Jeff Bridges and Garrett Hedlund in Tron: Legacy

Tron: Ares (20th Century Studios)
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Jared Leto

Variety reported in 2020 that Lion director Davis would be helming the latest Tron film, which is set to star Leto.

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.

Boston Strangler (20th Century Studios)
Director: Matt Ruskin
Starring: Keira Knightley

Despite its title, this film isn’t so much about the serial killer as it is about the reporter, oretta McLaughlin (portrayed by Knightley), who connected the cases. According to Deadline, which broke the news of the project, McLaughlin and “fellow reporter Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city’s most notorious serial killer and worked tirelessly to keep women informed.” The film will be released on Hulu.

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.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Starring: Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Mckenna Grace, Billy Barratt, Kid Cudi

Disney+’s coming-of-age adventure film stars Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Caleb O’Conell, a boy raised on a lunar mining colony who explores a mysterious crater with his four best friends before he is permanently relocated to another planet.

Flamin’ Hot (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Eva Longoria
Starring: Jesse Garcia, Annie Gonzalez

Catching lots of heat when it was announced, Longoria directed this biopic about Richard Montañez, a Mexican American who made the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos snack a pop-culture phenomenon.

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.

Going Electric (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.

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: Guy Ritchie
Starring: TBD

Guy Ritchie, who directed 2019’s live-action take on Aladdin, is helming this project. 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.

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.

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