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

Disney has announced that the Bob's Burgers movie will premiere May 27, 2022 and that the The Little Mermaid remake will premiere May 26, 2023. Plus, new deets on Marvel's upcoming blockbusters, and fresh news on major release dates: It's your complete guide to the Mouse House's next few years.

by and | September 13, 2021 | Comments

UPDATED: September 13, 2021 with the news of Bob’s Burgers premiering on May 27, 2022 and The Little Mermaid premiering May 26, 2023 as well as other date shifts and news.

After the coronavirus pandemic sent all of Hollywood scrambling and release dates shuffling, Walt Disney Studios and its subsidiaries — aka Marvel, 20th Century, Pixar, Searchlight and more — have nailed down some premiere dates for some major releases. The long-awaited Bob’s Burgers film adaptation will premiere May 27, 2022 and the new take on The Little Mermaid will premiere May 26, 2023. Disney has also announced that some shifts for some untitled films, such as as-yet-to-be announced Marvel movies that will now premiere on February 16, 2024 and May 3, 2024. In more current news, Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley shifts from a limited release on December 3, 2021 to a wide release on December 17, 2021.

But Walt Disney Studios is also an expert at straddling the line between popcorn programming and awards season darlings. Continuing with its theme park adaptations, the Mouse House recently announced that Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson would be joining the cast of director Justin Simien’s Haunted Mansion movie. And news also recently broke that there are plans for a second Jungle Cruise film after the box office success of the 2021 Emily Blunt-Dwayne Johnson film. In original properties not based on IPs, Free Guy star Ryan Reynolds has stated that the studio would be interested in a sequel to that summer 2021 hit. (Although there has been no official word from Disney on this matter).

Meanwhile, Disney and its subsidiaries are entering the 2021 awards season full steam. Films released this season include the animated feature Encanto, Steven Spielberg’s remake of the musical West Side Story and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.

Below, we’ve gathered details for some of the flashier Disney and Disney-associated films that are expected to hit in the next few years – it’s the most comprehensive new Disney movies list you’ll find. 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 – as well as other rumored and in-development films like the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Upcoming Premieres

Below, you’ll find the Disney-produced projects that have locked release dates – for now. Among them are big-hitters like Black Panther 2 and Encanto. Expect some of the dates later in the set to shift as announcements are made, and note that the situation with the coronavirus and theater openings remains fluid. We’ll keep this list updated so you’re always on top of what’s coming up. We’ve noted which of these are Twentieth Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures releases.



(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: September 17, 2021
Director: Jonathan Butterell
Starring: Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant, Lauren Patel, Sharon Horgan

First-time director Jonathan Butterell adapts musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. It’s about a teen from Sheffield, England, who aspires to be a drag queen. The movie was scheduled for a February 2021 theatrical release, but will now debut on Amazon Prime Video.



(Searchlight Pictures)
Release Date: September 24, 2021
Director: Michael Showalter
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield

Based on the 2000 documentary, Chastain stars as the eye shadow-loving singer and televangelist and Garfield will play her husband, Jim. With a script by Abe Sylvia, other cast members include Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Gabriel Olds as televangelist and political commentator, Pat Robertson.



(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: October 15, 2021
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer

Director Ridley Scott is back in historical mode with this film – written by, and starring, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck – that features King Charles VI, a knight named Jean de Carrouges, and yes, an epic duel. The film was supposed to have a limited premiere in December 2020 before a wide release in January 2021. However, it was pushed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic-related shutdown.



(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: October 22, 2021
Director: Alessandro Carloni, Jean-Philippe Vine
Starring: Thomas Barbusca

Set in the (possibly) not-so-distant future where talking and digitally-connected bots are now kids’ best friends, this animated feature focuses on an 11-year-old who worries that something has gone wrong with his robot comrade.




(Searchlight Pictures)

Release Date: October 22, 2021
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand

Initially reported to be a musical, Wes Anderson’s next film will be a drama that brings to life a handful of stories from a magazine created by an American living in a fictional city in France. The film’s press release calls it a “love letter to journalists” and it brings together several regular collaborators in a massive, star-studded cast. The release date was shifted in Disney’s coronavirus reshuffle.



(Searchlight Pictures)

Release Date: October 29, 2021
Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan

Guillermo del Toro helps produce this horror movie about a small-town teacher (Russell) and her sheriff brother (Plemons) whose stories become intertwined when it’s learned that one of her students is harboring a dark secret. Antlers was scheduled to premiere in April 2020 but was moved during the coronavirus pandemic-related reshuffling.


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Release date: November 5, 2021
Director: Chloe Zhao
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harington

In April of 2018, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that a film based on the Eternals comic book and concept was in development. Soon after, The Rider’s Chloe Zhao became its director. Based on characters and situations imagined by Jack Kirby, the Eternals are a race of fantastically powerful proto-humans engineered by the Celestials to harness vast amounts of “cosmic energy.” The movie reunites Game of Thrones actors Richard Madden and Kit Harington.


Home Sweet Home Alone
Release date: November 12, 2021
Director: Dan Mazer
Cast: Archie Yates, Rob Delaney, Ellie Kemper

Don’t worry, Kevin McCallister die-hards. The Hollywood Reporter had news in December 2019 that this upcoming Disney+ film, which is written by Saturday Night Live’s Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell and directed by Bad Grandpa’s Mazer, “is being labeled Home Alone due to the similarities in concept, but in execution the project will have another title.” However, the longline might suggest otherwise: “Max Mercer is a boy who is left home alone for the holidays when a married couple arrives to steal a priceless heirloom from his home. Now he must work to defend his home from them.”



Release Date: November 24, 2021
Directors: Byron Howard and Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith
Cast: Stephanie Beatriz

In June 2020, the Disney-themed news outlet The Disinsider reported that Zootopia directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush would be making this Walt Disney Animation Studios film about a young Brazilian girl who is the only one in her family not to have magical powers. Lin-Manuel Miranda is writing the music and Bush and Howard co-wrote the script with Charise Castro Smith, who serves as co-director. Stars include Stephanie Beatriz, Wilmer Valderrama, María Cecilia Botero and Adassa.


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Release Date: December 3, 2021
Director: Swinton Scott
Cast: Brady Noon, Ethan William Childress, Chris Diamantopoulos

Disney confirmed during the December 2020 Walt Disney Company investors day that it was working on an animated version of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Like its source material, the film will focus on Greg Heffley — a scrawny, but ambitious, kid with an active imagination. He has big plans to be rich and famous, provided that he can survive middle school. The film will air on Disney+.



(20th Century Studios)

Release Date: December 10, 2021
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno

Director Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner bring a new generation to this tale of star-crossed lovers struggling to stay together amid gang warfare. One can only imagine that the film will concentrate particularly hard on the themes of outsiders and immigration – especially given the casting of Rita Moreno, who crossed off the “O” in her EGOT when she won the Academy Award for playing the headstrong Anita in the first film.


(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: December 17, 2021
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe and Toni Collette

Based on the William Lindsay Gresham novel, Cooper’s Stanton “Stan” Carlisle has a talent for manipulating people. Has he met his match in Blanchett’s psychiatrist, Dr. Lilith Ritter? A 1947 film adaptation of this novel starred Tyrone Power and was directed by Edmund Goulding.


Spider-Man

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Release date: December 17, 2021
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland

After much back-and-forth and fears that the kid wouldn’t make it, Disney and Sony reached an impasse and Spidey fans will get a new film. Jon Watts, who directed the first two films in this reboot of the franchise, returns as director and Far From Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are back for this project. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, pushed the film’s release from July 2021 to November of that year — and then again to that December.



(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: December 22, 2021
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Harris Dickinson

A treat for Anglophiles and others who love witty banter and bloody action, the third film in the Kingsman franchise is a prequel to the first two films. The movie welcomes a new cast – including Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton – and sees one man facing off against some of history’s worst villains as they plot a potentially world-ending war.


(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: January 14, 2022
Director: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Ana de Armas, Ben Affleck, Rachel Blanchard

This adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel centers on a husband who allows his wife to have affairs to stave off a divorce, only to become a suspect when her lovers begin to disappear. Director Adrian Lyne has form here: He directed both Unfaithful and Fatal Attraction. But this will be his first film in 18 years.



(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: February 11, 2022
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman

Branagh, who directed and starred in the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, returns to the universe of Agatha Christie mysteries. This one finds his Belgian detective Hercule Poirot forced to cut his beach-side vacation short when a young heiress turns up murdered. The film was scheduled to be released in December 2020, but was rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.



Release date: March 11, 2022
Director: Domee Shi
Starring: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh

Domee Shi, who won an Academy Award for her Pixar short Bao, is directing this film. It’s about a teenage girl named Mei who is experiencing all the awkwardness of that age — except she turns into a giant red panda every time she gets too excited.


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Release date: March 25, 2022
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the Sorcerer Supreme with Elizabeth Olsen joining him as the Scarlet Witch in what is being touted as the first scary MCU movie. Director Scott Derrickson left the project, and Sam Raimi – who helmed the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films – confirmed in April 2020 that he was now overseeing it. However, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the film’s release date from November 2021 to March 2022.


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Release date: May 6, 2022
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman

Shortly before Comic-Con 2019, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi signed on to return for a fourth installment in the God of Thunder franchise. In a surprise move, Marvel revealed that Natalie Portman is returning to the series as the new Mighty Thor, a twist pulled from a Thor comic book series by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and others. Meanwhile, Tessa Thompson will return as Valkyrie, the king of New Asgard who must find a Queen. It was confirmed during The Walt Disney Company’s December 2020 investors day that Christian Bale would play villain, Gorr the God Butcher.


(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: May 27, 2022
Director: Lauren Bouchard
Starring: H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal

Oh to imagine all the burger-related puns that could fit into a full-length movie. Hoping to rekindle the box-office magic that The Simpsons Movie did in 2007 (it grossed $183,100,000), the movie adaptation of this popular Fox sitcom is now officially a go after a lot of red tape in the Disney-Fox acquisition. The film was slated to be released in April 2021, but coronavirus-related concerns have temporarily bumped it off the schedule before it was rescheduled for May 2022.


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Release date: June 17, 2022
Director: Angus MacLane
Starring: Chris Evans

In a bit of brilliant meta filmmaking, Pixar offers this movie – an origin story not about the toy Tim Allen voices in the Toy Story movies, but about the movie character that inspired that doll. Chris Evans voices the hero who infamously (also) goes “to infinity and beyond.”


Letitia Wright in Black Panther

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Release Date: July 8, 2022
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett

Much is at stake for the second chapter of Black Panther – including how it will pay tribute to star Chadwick Boseman, who died of complications related to colon cancer in August 2020. It was announced during The Walt Disney Company’s December 2020 investors day that lead character T’Challa will not be recast and, instead, the film “will explore the world of Wakanda & the rich characters introduced in the first film.”


Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Untitled Indiana Jones Film 
Release date: July 29, 2022
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge 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 2022. 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.


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Untitled David O. Russell Film (20th Century Studios)
Release Date: November 4, 2022
Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek and Zoe Saldana

Deadline reported in 2021 that the extensive cast also includes Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Andrea Riseborough, Matthias Schoenaerts and Alessandro Nivola and that the plot was “based on an original idea from the five-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker.” Gold Derby short-listed it for a 2022 Oscar nomination and reported that the plot involved “a doctor and a lawyer [who] form an unlikely partnership.”


The Marvels
Release Date: November 11, 2022
Director:  Nia DaCosta
Starring: Brie Larson

Captain Marvel star Brie Larson will return for the second film, which we will finally see in the summer of 2022. 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.


(20th Century Studios)
Release Date: December 16, 2022
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver

The long-awaited sequel to director Cameron’s box-office hit and Best Picture nominee checks in with Worthington’s former human, Jake Sully, and his partner, Neytiri (Saldana), a member of Na’vi royalty. Weaver, whose character died in the first film, is back in a new role. Lang, whose character also died in the first film, is also back (somehow). New cast members include Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis. Production was delayed on this film, as well as Avatar 34, and , due to coronavirus concerns.


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Release Date: February 17, 2023
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd

The third chapter in the Rudd-starring superhero standalone “is going to be a much bigger, more sprawling movie than the first two,” director Reed said when visiting SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show in August 2020. Reed also teased then that “it’s going to have a very different visual template.” It was confirmed during parent The Walt Disney Company’s December 2020 investor meeting that Kathryn Newton was joining the cast as Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors would play Kang the Conqueror. In addition to Rudd, previous cast members Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer will also return.


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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Release Date: May 5, 2023
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt

Everything about a third installment of the Guardians section of the MCU seemed good to go and the film was heading for a 2020 release date. Then writer-director James Gunn was fired when some of his old and not-so-politically-correct Tweets surfaced and his leads wrote an open letter in support of him – causing some to wonder if Disney should just do an epic recast. After Warner Bros. jumped at the opportunity to hire Gunn to write and direct the next Suicide Squad movie, Disney re-hired him to write and direct Guardians 3.


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The Little Mermaid
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.


Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Release Date: December 23, 2023
Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: TBD

The first-ever Star Wars film to be directed by a woman follows a group of fighter pilots who band together to defend good from evil.


Avatar 3 (20th Century Studios)
Release date: December 20, 2024
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana


Avatar 4 (20th Century Studios)
Release date: December 18, 2026
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana


Avatar 5 (20th Century Studios)
Release date: December 22, 2028
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana


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.


Nimona (20th Century Studios)
Director: Patrick Osborne
Starring: TBD

This animated film is based on the graphic novels by Noelle Stevenson – a.k.a. the creator of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – and tells the story of a young shape shifter who happens to be the sidekick of a super-villain.


Fantastic Four
Director: Jon Watts
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. It’s been reported that the film will premiere in 2023.


Children of Blood & Bone
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Starring: TBD

In 2019, Deadline reported that This is Us’s Kay Oyegun is adapting the film based on Tomi Adeyemi’s young adult fantasy novel about a young girl who attempts to restore magic to her kingdom. It was also reported that year that Rick Famuyiwa would direct.


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New Pirates of the Caribbean Movie
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

The ship that doesn’t ever seem to sink will keep sailing with Disney’s newest attempt to revive the franchise. Initially, Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired for the project, but in October 2019 it was announced that franchise vet Ted Elliott and Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin were taking over writing duties. No word on cast and director or on whether Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) will be a part of the new story.


New Pirates of the Caribbean Movie
Director: TBD
Starring: Margot Robbie

The above Pirates film should not be confused with the one set to star Margot Robbie. This film, which The Hollywood Reporter says will be penned by Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson, will reportedly be female-fronted and be its own story that will introduce new characters beyond those already part of Jack Sparrow’s orbit.


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.


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Hunchback
Director: 
TBD
Starring: TBD

M. Butterfly playwright David Henry Hwang is writing the script for this live-action telling of author Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the music and lyrics for the 1996 animated film (among many, many other Disney projects) are also on board. So is actor Josh Gad — but so far just as a producer, even though he did Tweet a fun image of himself outside of the famous French cathedral.


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Jungle Book 2
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: TBD

Jungle Book writer Justin Marks told Rotten Tomatoes that he and Favreau co-wrote the sequel to their blockbuster film in December 2017, but they had to wait until the director finished work on the revival of The Lion King before they started production. And while Neel Sethi, who starred as Mowgli in the 2016 film, has said that he’s down to return, Marks stressed that the character has aged along with the young actor. “Jon and I saw The Jungle Book story as a coming-of-age story and the second movie continues in that direction,” Marks says. “Really, if it’s done right, it should break some hearts with where it goes.” He added that the sequel will pull in more animal characters from author Rudyard Kipling’s book because (duh) “there’s such a wealth of characters in that world.”


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Lilo & Stitch
Director: Jon M. Chu
Starring: TBD

Another fan-favorite Disney film to ride the waves of the live-action/CG trend, this upcoming adaptation of the Hawaiian-set film about friendship and family is being produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of the live-action Aladdin. No cast or has been announced, but rising star Mike Van Waes is reportedly writing the script and Variety reported in 2020 that Crazy Rich Asians’ Jon M. Chu was in talks to direct.


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Captain America 4
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news in 2021 that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series showrunner Malcolm Spellman was working with Dalan Musson to develop a script for a fourth Captain America movie. While no director or casting has been announced, it’s to be assumed that Falcon co-star Anthony Mackie will appear in the film.


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Sadé
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

One of the handful of original properties in the works for Disney, this live-action fairytale centers on an African princess who must accept her newly discovered magical powers and protect her kingdom when its threatened by a mysterious evil force. Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer are writing the script and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa is one of the producers, but a director and cast have not been named. The film was announced a few months after Disney saw both massive success for its Marvel film, Black Panther, and allegations of whitewashing its The Princess and the Frog heroine, Princess Tiana, in a promo for its animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet. (The character was redrawn for the film’s release).


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Sister Act 3
Director: TBD
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg

Another classic IP that’s getting a modern rendition, the third chapter in the Sister Act franchise is written by Regina Hicks (HBO’s Insecure) and Karin Gist (Fox’s Star) and will air on streaming service Disney+. Plot and cast details are scarce, but it was confirmed during The Walt Disney Company’s December 2020 investors day that original star Whoopi Goldberg would return to star and produce and that Tyler Perry was also producing.


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

Deadline reported in 2021 that Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish would be writing and adapting a film based on the Mark Millar comic. The article explains that the plot 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.”


Haunted Mansion
Director: Justin Simien
Starring: LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson

Deadline reported in 2021 that Dear White People’s Justin Simien would be directing a film based on the iconic Disneyland and Walt Disney World ride. According to the article, this film will be a “completely different take” on the project than the 2003 flop. It was later reported that Lakeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish would star in the film. It was recently announced Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson would be joining them.


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The Sword in the Stone
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: 
TBD

Another live-action version of an animated Disney favorite, this film is also awaiting a release date on the Disney+ streaming platform. Last we heard, 28 Weeks Later… director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was directing the film based on Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman’s script.


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Blade
Director: TBD
Starring: Mahershala Ali

At his 2019 Comic-Con presentation, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced that they would be rebooting the Blade franchise and that Oscar winner Mahershala Ali would star as the new version of the half-vampire superhero (Wesley Snipes played the character in the original three movies). Other details, such as a director or other cast members, have yet to be released, though it has been announced that Watchmen story editor and writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been hired to write the script.


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National Treasure 3
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

In January 2020, it was announced that Disney and mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer were developing a third installment of the National Treasure movies and had hired Bad Boys for Life screenwriter Chris Bremner to pen the script. The first two films, which starred Nicolas Cage, premiered in 2004 and 2007.


Pinocchio

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Pinocchio Live-Action Movie
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Tom Hanks

Continuing Disney’s trend of making live-action versions of fan-favorite films from its vault, it was announced in January 2020 that Robert Zemeckis had signed on to co-write and direct a version of Pinocchio in this format. It was announced during the December 2020 The Walt Disney Company investors day that Tom Hanks would star as woodworker Geppetto. In March 2021, it was announced that Benjamin Evan Ainsworth would play the title character, Cynthia Erivo would play the Blue Fairy, Keegan-Michael Key would play Honest John, and that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would play Jiminy Cricket. The film will air on Disney+.


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

Looks like we’re getting the gang back together again. In 2020, it was announced that Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star Rick Moranis will appear in the new chapter in the family favorite film series — one that Joe Johnston, who had directed the original 1989 movie, was already on board to direct. Disney regular Josh Gad stars in this film as the grown-up version of Moranis’ son.


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Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Starring: John Mulaney and Andy Samberg

In 2019, we learned that Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer had been tapped to direct a version of this children’s cartoon series — and one that is described as “a distinctly meta or self-referential take” at that. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script. It was announced at the December 2020 Walt Disney Company investors day that John Mulaney and Andy Samberg would star in the hybrid live-action/animated feature (and that Seth Rogen would cameo).


Peter Pan and Wendy

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Peter Pan & Wendy
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Jude Law

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+.


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+.


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Hercules
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

In April 2020, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Avengers: Endgame’s Joe and Anthony Russo would be producing a live-action remake of the 1997 Disney animated hit, Hercules. While there is no directing or casting news yet, it was reported then that Dave Callaham – who also wrote Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – would write the script.


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Aladdin Sequel and Spin-Off
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

The 2019 live-action version of Aladdin found some box office treasure even if it wasn’t exactly a critical hit (it has a 57% Tomatometer score). So, naturally, there are reports of two other Disney properties set in this world.

In December 2019, The Hollywood Reporter noted that plans were in the works for a spin-off film centered on Billy Magnussen’s scene-stealing Prince Anders that would air on Disney+. This angered some fans, who took issue with Disney — which has long struggled with inclusion and diversity in its films — giving a whole movie to a minor white character from one of its few IPs set around a person of color. A few months later, Variety reported that Disney was also planning a live-action sequel to Aladdin. The hope was to bring back Will Smith, who played the wish-granting genie in the 2019 film, as well as some other stars.


All Night Long
Director: TBD
Cast: TBD

Variety reported in June 2020 that Disney was developing a jukebox musical film based on the music of Lionel Richie a la the successful Mamma Mia! stage and screen productions that rely on ABBA music. No director and cast have been named, but the story reports that Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Pete Chiarelli is penning the script.


Knights
Director: TBD
Cast: TBD

News broke in 2019 that Disney was working with Operation Finale writer Matt Orton on Knights, a live-action film set in the Middle Ages and about a young girl. Back then, it was reported that the film would have a theatrical release.


Cyrano The Moor
Director: TBD
Cast: David Oyelowo

As evident by this project’s name, Deadline reported in 2017 that this project is “some kind of musical mash up of two classic stories — Cyrano de Bergerac and Othello — and will be set in the Bristol region of England during the 19th century” with Oyelowo set to star and Moonlight screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney penning the script. While there hasn’t been a ton of press about the film since then, Oyelowo did tell Screen Daiy in 2019 that “we are in the trenches with it right now.” That interview also states that Shrek The Musical’s Jeanine Tesori is doing the music.


Marley
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: TBD

Bill Condon, who directed the live-action Beauty and the Beast, is reportedly re-teaming with Disney on another live-action musical adaptation of a classic story. This film will be a take on A Christmas Carol that is told through the eyes of Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge’s deceased business partner who haunts him that fateful night. But a word of caution: The Hollywood Reporter broke this news in 2019 and wrote then that the project had not been greenlit.


Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus

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Hocus Pocus 2
Director: Anne Fletcher
Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy

In March 2020, Variety reported that Hairspray director Adam Shankman was attached to direct this sequel while others reported in April 2021 that Anne Fletcher has taken over directing duties. Disney confirmed in May 2021 that the original film’s stars, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, would be returning for this movie and that the plot will follow “three young women [who] accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.” It will air in 2022 on Disney+.


Three Men and a Baby Remake
Director: Mo Marable
Cast: Zac Efron

Disney confirmed during the December 2020 Walt Disney Company investors day that High School Musical alum Zac Efron would be one of the stars of this remake of the 1980s classic and that it is scheduled to be released in 2022 on Disney+. Deadline reported in 2021 that Mo Marable would direct.


Cheaper By the Dozen Remake
Director: Gail Lerner
Cast: Gabrielle Union, Zach Braff

Disney confirmed during the December 2020 Walt Disney Company investors day that Black-ish creator Kenya Barris was penning the script for this film and that Gabrielle Union would star. It’s reported that Zach Braff will play opposite her and Gail Lerner is directing. It is described as a story about “a blended family of 12, navigating a hectic home life and their family business.”


The Lion King Prequel
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: TBD

Disney also announced during the December 2020 Walt Disney Company investors day that it was working with Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins to develop a prequel story to The Lion King. Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Nicholas Britell arehandling music.


Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild
Director: TBD
Cast: Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg returns as the swashbuckling weasel in this 20th Century Studios film franchise. It will air in early 2022 on Disney+.


Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again
Director: TBD
Cast: TBD

History is getting animated – or at least the next installment of the Night at the Museum film franchise will be. Shawn Levy, who directed the first three films, is producing this version. It will air in 2021 on Disney+.


Disenchanted
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Amy Adams

The Variety article that announces Shankman’s ties to Hocus Pocus 2 also states that Shankman was in pre-production on Disenchanted – a sequel to 2007’s Enchanted – when that news broke. It was confirmed during the December 2020 The Walt Disney Company investors day that Amy Adams would be reprising her starring role from the first film.

Production on the sequel started in May 2021 with a planned release date of 2022 on Disney+. James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey and Idina Menzel will also be reprising their roles while Maya Rudolph and newcomer Gabriella Baldacchino join the cast.


Crater
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Starring: Mckenna Grace, Isaiah Russell-Bailey

Deadline reported in 2021 that Alvarez, who is known for directing the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s Homecoming, was directing this coming-of-age story set on the moon. According to the article, it follows “a boy growing up on a lunar mining colony [who] takes a trip to explore a mysterious crater, along with his four best friends, prior to being permanently relocated to another planet.” The film will air on Disney+.


Hollywood Stargirl
Director: Julia Hart
Starring: Grace VanderWaal

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news in 2021 that Disney+ was getting the band back together for a follow-up to its 2020 musical, Stargirl. Although the original film was based on the Jerry Spinelli book about a small-town boy whose normal life is turned upside down when he meets an unusual girl named Stargirl, THR reports that the sequel is an original script and follows the titular character’s journey “into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibility.” New cast members include Uma Thurman.


Once On This Island
Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Starring: TBD

After its successful launch of Hamilton, Disney+ is reportedly looking for more musical adaptations of stage productions. In 2020, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that playwright Jocelyn Bioh is writing and Wanuri Kahiu would be directing this 1990 musical about “that feature gods betting on love and death and an island girl trying to rise above her station.” The article also notes that, while Hamilton was a filmed production of a staged play, this musical would be told in a more traditional sense.


Sneakerella
Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
Starring: Chosen Jacobs, Lexi Underwood

A modern twist on the Cinderella story, this Disney+ film follows a budding sneaker designer who falls in love with the daughter of a basketball star. His best friend and a Fairy Godmother help me realize his dreams.


Tron
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Jared Leto

DeadLine reported in 2020 that Davis — who was previously known for smaller films like 2018’s Mary Magdalene 2016’s Lion — would be helming the latest in this sci-fi film series. Jared Leto would star.


Inspector Gadget
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Go-go Gadget reboot! The Hollywood Reporter wrote in 2019 that Disney was planning a live-action film based on the popular animated series about a bionic, if clumsy and not really all that good at his job, inspector and his brilliant niece Penny. Saturday Night Live’s Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell were writing. The duo are also writing the Disney+ update to Home Alone.


Bambi
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Grab the tissues. Variety reported in 2020 that Disney was planning a remake to its tear-jerking animated classic, Bambi. The same kind of CGI technology that Disney used for remakes of The Lion King and The Jungle Book would be used for this movie about an orphaned deer and his forest friends.


Predator
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Starring: TBD

In 2020, it was announced that 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg would be directing the fifth installment in the Predator film series for 20th Century Studios. Jack Ryan’s Patrick Aison was penning the script, the details of which are under wraps.


Revenge of the Nerds
Director: TBD
Starring: Keith Lucas, Kenny Lucas

Bring back the pocket protectors! Seth Macfarlane is producing a new version of the ’80s classic about a college rivalry between jocks and nerds for 20th Century Studios. Comedians/twin brothers Keith and Kenny Lucas are starring in this film, which they are also co-writing with The Twilight Zone’s Alex Rubens. However, as Variety noted when it broke the story, the original version hasn’t aged well and this will a “contemporary reimagining will pontificate about today’s nerd culture and what even constitutes a geek in the 21st century.”


Clue
Director: James Bobin
Starring: Ryan Reynolds

Much like the original 1985 Tim Curry movie, this project could have a lot of endings. Variety reported in 2020 that The Muppets’ James Bobin was in talks to direct a remake of this classic comedy about murder suspects trapped in a house for 20th Century Studios. Ryan Reynolds was set to star with Deadpool’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick writing the script. However, it was also reported in 2021, that sister TV network Fox was working on an animated series based on the board game that inspired the first movie. Could two Clues be better than one?


Next Goal Wins
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss

Based on the 2014 documentary, this Searchlight Pictures sports comedy follows a Dutch-American football coach who is tasked with reviving the American Samoa national football team. Let the comparisons to Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso begin.


The Banshees Of Inisheer
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson

Deadline reported in 2020 that McDonagh was re-teaming with his In Bruges stars Farrell and Gleeson for a film adaptation of his play for Searchlight Pictures. Set in a remote Irish isle, it follows two life-long friends who find their relationship at an crossroads.


Flamin’ Hot
Director: Eva Longoria
Starring: Dennis Haysbert, Tony Shalhoub

Spicy! Eva Longoria is directing the Fox Searchlight biopic about Richard Montanez, the businessman who is said to have risen from humble beginnings to build an empire out of the popular snack food Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.


Going Electric
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Timothée Chalamet

The ballad of … Timothée Chalamet? The actor will star as a young Bob Dylan in this biopic directed by James Mangold for Searchlight Pictures. According to Deadline, which broke the news in 2020 that Mangold would be directing Chalamet, the film would cover “the period when [Dylan] was poised to become folk music’s most seminal figure. [But] when Dylan instead embraced rock ‘n’ roll and traded his acoustic guitar for an amp and an electric guitar, it created a huge outcry.”


The Menu
Director: Mark Mylod
Starring: TBD

Succession director Mark Mylod is digging into this Adam McKay-produced Searchlight film. According to Variety, which broke the news, “the film is a darkly comedic psychological thriller set in the world of eccentric culinary culture, centering on a young couple who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu.”


Perfect
Director: Olivia Wilde
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie

Booksmart director Olivia Wilde is making this Searchlight biopic about Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug. Ronnie Sandahl wrote the script. Deadline reported in 2021 that Thomasin McKenzie would star.


Persuasion
Director: Mahalia Belo
Starring: Sarah Snook

Succession star Sarah Snook is leading the cast of director Mahalia Belo’s adaptation of the Jane Austen novel for Searchlight. The story, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is about “Anne Elliot who, many years after refusing the proposal of young naval officer Frederick Wentworth, finds herself navigating the waters of English society when Wentworth returns from war a wealthy and decorated captain.” The cast also includes Yesterday’s Joel Fry.


Consume
Director: David Gelb
Starring: TBD

Jiro Dreams of Sushi director Gelb has a taste for another film. This thriller, which counts Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen as producers with Fox Searchlight, is reportedly about “a group of thought leaders who are invited to an enigmatic billionaire’s Icelandic retreat for what they think is the trip of a lifetime. Little do they know that they are not guests, but the unwitting test subjects of a nefarious experiment.”


Johnson Family Celebration
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

In was announced in 2019 that Fox Searchlight was planning a sequel to Cedric the Entertainer’s 2004 comedy, Johnson Family Vacation. Plot details and further casting have not been announced.


Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: TBD

Deadline reported in 2020 that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were writing a Fox Searchlight script based on Matt Tyrnauer’s LGBTGQ+ documentary about and Scotty Bowers’ history with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Casting has not been announced.


Solitary
Director: TBD
Starring: Mahershala Ali

Deadline reported in 2019 that Fox Searchlight had acquired the rights to Albert Woodfox’s memoir about the 43 years he spent in solitary confinement. The article also says that Oscar winner Ali would be an executive producer of the film with an intention to star.


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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.


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Live-Action Snow White Movie
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Rachel Zegler

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. Variety reported in 2021 that Marc Webb will direct and that production on the still-untitled film would begin in 2022.


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Deadpool 3
Director: TBD
Starring: Ryan Reynolds

Cue the creative ad campaigns and Hugh Jackman insults. Ryan Reynolds’ sardonic super hero is back for another installment. The Great North and Bob’s Burgers’ Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin are writing the script for the third movie, according to Deadline. The article also stated that David Leitch, who directed the second film, would likely not return for this movie due to scheduling conflicts. No word on if Celine Dion would appear.


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.


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The Simpsons Movie 2
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.


Planet of the Apes 4
Director: Wes Ball
Starring: TBD

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.”


Better Nate Than Ever
Director: TBD
Starring: Lisa Kudrow

Tim Federle is adapting the musical comedy based on his own book about a 13-year-old who runs to New York to try to make it on Broadway after he’s not cast in a school play. Deadline reported in 2021 that Kudrow will play Nate’s aunt Heidi, who “turns his adventure upside-down, and it turns out they may need each other to make their dreams come true.” The film will air on Disney+.


No Exit
Director: Damien Power
Starring: TBD

Deadline reported in 2019 that Killing Ground’s Power was directing this thriller. Not to be confused with the Jean-Paul Sartre play, this film is based on the Taylor Adams novel about strangers stranded at a rest stop during a snow storm. One of them discovers a kidnapped girl and the characters must find the kidnapper and plan their escape.


Rosaline
Director: Karen Maine
Starring: Kaitlyn Dever

This dark comedy is based on the “other” woman in the story of Romeo and Juliet — the ex Romeo is still pining after when he sets eyes on Juliet. Based on the novel When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle, this modern take on the story will star Booksmart’s Dever and comes from a script by (500) Days of Summer’s Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.


The Princess
Director: TBD
Starring: Joey King

Deadline reported in 2020 that The Act’s King is starring in the film and that the script, which is by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton, is being kept under wraps but that it is “described as Rapunzel meets The Raid.”


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
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.


Not Okay
Director: Quinn Shephard
Starring: Zoey Deutch

According to Deadline, Deutch plays a young woman desperate for attention who “desperate for friends and fame, fakes a trip to Paris to up her social media presence. When a terrifying incident takes place in the real world and becomes part of her imaginary trip, her white lie becomes a moral quandary that offers her all the attention she’s wanted.”


Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Director: Stephen Williams
Starring: TBD

Variety reports that Atlanta and Fargo writer Stefani Robinson is penning the biopic about the man known as the “Black Mozart” — a.k.a. a musical prodigy born in the 1700s French Caribbean who was the child of an African slave and a French plantation owner and who rose to fame as both a violinist and composer but also a champion fencer (among other moments of notoriety).


See How They Run (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Tom George
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell

A whodunnit set in the 1950s London theater scene about what happens when members of a production start dying. Rockwell plays a world-weary inspector assigned to the case with Ronan playing his ambitious gumshoe sidekick. The all-star cast also includes David Oyelowo, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, and Harris Dickinson.


Empire of Light (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Olivia Colman

Mendes is directing and writing the film, which Variety says is described as “a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.”


Fire Island (Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Andrew Ahn
Starring: Bowen Yang, Joel Kim Booster

Variety reports that the romantic comedy is a modern spin on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and “will center on two best friends embarking on a weeklong vacation to Fire Island — the historic gay escape off the southern shore of Long Island — with the help of cheap rosé and a cadre of eclectic friends.” Booster also wrote the script.


Greek Freak
Director: TBD
Starring: Uche Agada

Agada will portray NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo in this biopic that is being developed for Disney+, according to a 2021 Variety report. Other cast members include Yetide Badaki and Dayo Okeniyi, who will portray Antetokounmpo’s parents.


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.”


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.


More Untitled Marvel, Live-Action Disney, Animated, and Pixar Films Also On the Way

That isn’t all. As per usual, there are a number of movies that are shrouded in mystery – some of which come to us from the next phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and from Pixar. Here is the full list of those.

Untitled Searchlight Film
Release Date: April 8, 2022

Untitled Searchlight Film 
Release Date: June 10, 2022

Untitled Searchlight Film
Release Date: August 12, 2022

Untitled 20th Century Film 
Release Date: September 23, 2022

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: October 7, 2022

Untitled 20th Century Film 
Release Date: October 21, 2022

Untitled Disney Animation Film
Release Date: November 23, 2022

Untitled 20th Century Film 
Release Date: December 23, 2022

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: March 10, 2023

Untitled Marvel Film 
Release Date: May 5, 2023

Untitled Pixar Animation Film
Release Date: June 16, 2023

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: July 14, 2023

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: July 28, 2023

Untitled Disney Live-Action
Release Date: August 11, 2023

Untitled 20th Century Film 
Release Date: September 15, 2023

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film 
Release Date: October 6, 2023

Untitled 20th Century Film 
Release Date: October 20, 2023

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: November 3, 2023

Untitled 20th Century Film 
Release Date: November 10, 2023

Untitled Disney Animation Film 
Release Date: November 22, 2023

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film 
Release Date: March 22, 2024

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: May 24, 2024

Untitled Pixar Animation Film
Release Date: June 14, 2024

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film 
Release Date: July 5, 2024

Untitled Marvel Film 
Release Date: July 26, 2024

Untitled Marvel Film 
Release Date: November 8, 2024

Untitled Star Wars Film
Release Date: December 19, 2025

Untitled Star Wars Film
Release Date: December 17, 2027


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