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All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar... And Now, Fox

Your full list of Disney movies just around the river bend, from live-action The Lion King and Pixar's Toy Story 4 to Frozen 2 and Avatar 2.


The Lion King
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From the long-awaited Frozen sequel to Pixar’s new Toy Story 4 (with a brand-new toy) and all the live-action remakes of Disney classics – The Lion KingMulanAladdin and more – it’s hard to remember exactly which of Mickey Mouse’s relatives in the Walt Disney Studios orbit are releasing films, and when. Luckily, we now have a list for that. Plus, Disney’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox and its subsidiaries makes its multiplex domination even stronger thanks to the inclusion of the final X-Men movie, The New Mutants (if it doesn’t move, again), a Bob’s Burgers movie, and the long-awaited Avatar 2 – and 3, 4, and 5. Sound complicated? Luckily, we now have a list that covers all of the them.

Below, we’ve gathered details for some of the flashier 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’ve also included some upcoming projects that are still awaiting release dates or titles, such as the once-endangered third volume of Guardians of the Galaxy and the new Kingsman – and movies that were taken off the theatrical release slate with the promise that they will instead live on in Disney’s upcoming steaming service, Disney+. We’ll add to this list as more information becomes available, especially in regards to the speculation surrounding the as-yet-to-be-titled Marvel and Pixar films that are booked out 2023 (and presumably include projects like Marvel’s Eternals with Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani and – it looks like – Richard Madden; you can read some of our educated theories on the former here). as well as other titles like Flora & Ulysses, the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean, and the live-action version of The Little Mermaid that may or may not be starring Zendaya. (And, rumor has it, Lady Gaga as Ursula!)

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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 (Toy Story 4! The Lion King!) as well as documentaries and yet more live-action remakes. Expect some of the dates later in the set to shift as announcements are made. We’ll keep this list updated so you’re always on top of what’s coming up.


Aladdin (2019)
Release date: May 24, 2019
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, Numan Acar

Naturally, Disney’s whole new world of remakes includes an adaptation of its early 1990s gem, Aladdin. This time, Will Smith takes on the part of the un-bottled genie (a role that won the late Robin Williams a Golden Globe). Mena Massoud from Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan stars as the titular unlikely hero who is smitten with the princess Jasmine (Power Rangers’ Naomi Scott). While many of the musical elements from the first film are said to remain, it’s reported that the story will be told in a non-linear style.


Dark Phoenix (2019)
Release Date: June 7, 2019
Director: Simon Kinberg
Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

The first film in the X-Men franchise to focus on the early days of the immensely powerful mutant Jean Grey (Game of Thrones’ Turner) – though not the first to focus on her Phoenix persona – this entry is set almost 10 years after the events of 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse and finds our heroes embarking on even more dangerous missions. In addition to McAvoy and Fassbender, who return as the sometimes allies-sometimes foes Professor X and Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence is back as the shape-shifting Mystique and Nicholas Hoult recurs as the follicular-blessed Beast. Jessica Chastain plays a villainous alien shape-shifter.


Toy Story 4 (2019)
Release date: June 21, 2019
Director: Josh Cooley
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack

You didn’t think Woody and Buzz’s stories would stop just because Andy went to college in Toy Story 3, did you? Nope. The pull-string Wild West sheriff (voiced by Tom Hanks) and plastic space explorer (voiced by Tim Allen) are ready for a new adventure outside the walls of the little boy’s play area where we were all first introduced. This story involves Woody reconnecting with his long lost love, Bo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts), who was given away, and a new character named Forky (voiced by Arrested Development‘s Tony Hale) a non-traditional toy going through an existential crisis. An ad released during the Super Bowl gave more screen time to carnival toys voiced by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.


Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Release date: July 2, 2019
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

While not technically a Disney movie, we’re putting this one here for MCU completists. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is back in the game and comes sporting a fancy new “stealth” suit (one that has put his fans’ own Spidey Senses on red alert). As alluded to in the title, this film has Peter out of his Queens abode and on a European vacation with his friends. They do know that they’re not going to make it to all of their destinations unscathed, right?


Stuber (2019) 57%
Release Date: July 12, 2019
Director: Michael Dowse
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais

Because you never know what to expect in this gig economy, Nanjiani plays an unassuming Uber driver who picks up a detective (Bautista) on the hunt for a terrorist. Early reviews after the movie’s premiere at South By Southwest were mixed, with The Hollywood Reporter calling it “a riotous retro pairing of serious violence and serious laughs” and RogerEbert.com countering that “the team does not have the screenplay to match what the cast is giving to it.”


The Lion King (2019)
Release date: July 19, 2019
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, James Earl Jones

Remakes happen. It’s the circle of life. And this live-action version comes from Jon Favreau, who already had big success with the Disney-remake genre when he worked similar magic with 2016’s The Jungle Book. This cast also might be the most A-list of the bunch. Not only does Donald Glover star as the lion prince Simba, but Beyoncé voices his love interest Nala and Chiwetel Ejiofor plays his plotting uncle, Scar. One carry-over from the original? James Earl Jones reprises his role as Simba’s dad, Mufasa.


The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
Release Date: August 9, 2019
Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Gary Cole, Kevin Costner

Based on the best-selling Garth Stein novel, this film is made for an aww factor (it’s told from the point of view of a dog). Costner voices the pooch named Enzo, who believes he’ll come back as a human in his next life, while Ventimiglia plays his race-car driving owner.


Ready or Not (2019)
Release Date: August 23, 2019
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Starring: Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, Adam Brody

As if the title weren’t an obvious clue, this is a thriller about a game that has deadly consequences. Weaving plays a new bride who joins her husband’s (Mark O’Brien) family of wealthy eccentrics for a time-honored tradition that may not leave her with the happily-ever-after she envisioned.


Ad Astra (2019)
Release Date: September 20, 2019
Director: James Gray
Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy

Pitt stars as a engineer who attempts to track down his dad, who may have gotten lost in the solar system 20 years ago when he set off for Neptune in the hopes of finding extra-terrestrial life. Jones plays his missing father.


The Woman In The Window (2019)
Release Date: October 4, 2019
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Brian Tyree Henry, Wyatt Russell, Anthony Mackie

Tracy Letts adapted this screenplay from the popular A. J. Finn novel. Adams plays an agoraphobic child psychologist, and nosey neighbor, who witnesses a crime and now must decide if she should contact authorities. Expect to hear it murmured about during awards season.


Maleficent
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Release date: October 18, 2019
Director: Joachim Rønning
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Chiwetel Ejiofor

We’re not quite done with this revisionist history of Sleeping Beauty, after all. Angelina Jolie returns to star as the powerful fairy who very much had a right to carry a grudge. But things seemed to be right by her at the end of the first movie. What new dangers will await? We’ll have to wait and see, but right now we do know that Deadpool’s Ed Skrein will play the new villain and that new cast members also include Michelle Pfeiffer and Chiwetel Ejiofor.


Ford v. Ferrari (2019)
Release Date: November 14, 2019
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Christian Bale, Matt Damon

Get your motor running. This biopic follows automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Bale), who led a team tasked with building a car that would end Ferrari’s reign at the infamous 24 Hours of Le Mans. Other cast members include Jon Bernthal as auto executive Lee Iacocca and Tracy Letts as Ford Motor Company scion Henry Ford II.


Frozen 2 (2019)
Release date: November 22, 2019
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Starring: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Fans haven’t been able to let the first movie go since its 2013 release, so it’s safe to expect an avalanche of box office support when the Frozen sequel finally hits the theaters. Much of the plot and other details for this film are under wraps, but one has to wonder where the story can go now that Idina Menzel’s ice queen Elsa has learned to, well, chill out. Perhaps she’ll even do what some fans have been asking for for awhile and get herself a girlfriend.


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Release date: December 20, 2019
Directors: JJ Abrams
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaacs, Joj Boyega

The third (and final) chapter in the Star Wars sequel trilogy welcomes back The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams as director and co-writer (with Chris Terrio) after director Colin Trevorrow vacated the project – a move that pushed the film’s release date six months. The cast, which is almost as long as the text in an opening crawl, also added newcomers to the franchise like Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant. The late Carrie Fisher will also be seen, thanks to the repurposing of unused footage from past films.


Spies in Disguise (2019)
Release Date: December 25, 2019
Director: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
Starring: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones

A family-friendly movie tailor-made for those who need to escape to the multiplex during the holidays, this animated film has Smith voicing “the world’s most awesome spy” Lance Sterling and Holland as a socially-inept gadget whiz. The two must team up to save the world.


Untitled Kingsman Movie
Release Date: February 14, 2020
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Harris Dickinson

A Valentine’s Day treat for Anglophiles and others who love witty banter and bloody action,  the third film in the Kingsman franchise is said to be a prequel to the first two films. Although a logline has not been revealed, we know that it does welcome a new cast.


Call of the Wild
Release Date: February 21, 2020
Director: Chris Sanders
Starring: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Omar Sy, Bradley Whitford

How to Train Your Dragon’s Sanders is helming the latest adaptation of the classic Jack London novel (this one being a mix of live-action and CGI-animation). It follows a dog named Buck who is kidnapped from his California home and sold to freight haulers in the Yukon.


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Onward (2020)
Release date: March 6, 2020
Director: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer

Directed by Monsters University’s Scanlon and referred to as a “suburban fantasy”, this is the story of two elf brothers who set out to see if magic still exists in the world. The film is inspired by Scanlon’s life with his older brother.


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Mulan (2020)
Release date: March 27, 2020
Director: Niki Caro
Starring: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, Jet Li

The live-action remake of this 1998 animated story of girl-powered determination comes from director Niki Caro – herself no stranger to that kind of story, having directed 2002’s Whale Rider. Chinese-American actress-singer Liu Yifei stars as the girl who would defy tradition and fight as a man to protect her country while other familiar names include Jet Li as the Emperor of China and Jason Scott Lee, who starred in Disney’s 1994 live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book.


The New Mutants (2020)
Release Date: April 3, 2020
Director: Josh Boone
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, Alice Braga

Said to be a mix of the superhero and horror genres, the final film in the X-Men franchise follows a group of young mutants who just discover their abilities and are being held captive in a secret facility. The movie has been long delayed, so watch this date.


Artemis Fowl (2020)
Release date: May 29, 2020
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Hong Chau, Nonso Anozie, Josh Gad, Judi Dench

This sci-fi fantasy film stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw as the teenage genius who discovers that fairies are real and then decides it’d be a good idea to kidnap one of them and hold her for ransom. The cast also includes Judi Dench, Hong Chau, and Josh Gad as the kleptomaniac dwarf, Mulch Diggums. The story is based on the first novel in Irish author Eoin Colfer’s eight-part book series, because it would be very unlike Disney to miss a chance at a franchise.


Free Guy (2020)
Release Date: July 3, 2020
Director: Shawn Levy
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery

Reynolds stars as a bank teller who finds out he’s actually a background character in a video game. Now he must try to stop the game’s inventor from shutting down the operation in this film directed by Night at the Museum‘s Levy.


Bob's Burgers (2020)
Release Date: July 17, 2020
Director: TDB
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 (2007) 88% 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.


Jungle Cruise (2020)
Release date: July 24, 2020
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti

Following the path that Pirates of the Caribbean charted so successfully — and The Haunted Mansion charted less successfully — this new film (franchise?) is based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star, respectively, as a riverboat captain and a scientist on a hunt for a magical cure in this Depression-era action adventure. Comedian Jack Whitehall also joins in the fun, playing Blunt’s character’s brother (watch for more of him – he’s also in Disney’s November 2018 film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms). The movie was originally slated to premiere in 2019, but was bumped in fall 2018.


The One and Only Ivan
Director: Thea Sharrock
Release date: August 14, 2020
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie

This live-action/CG hybrid, which is based on Katherine Applegate‘s children’s book of the same name and written by Mike White, follows a gorilla who has become accustomed to his life in a glass walled-cell in a shopping mall and hardly ever thinks about his time in the wild – until he meets a baby elephant. The all-star cast also includes Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren and The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince.


Death on the Nile (2020)
Release Date: October 9, 2020
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 (2017) 59%, 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.


Ron’s Gone Wrong
Release Date: November 6, 2020
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.


West Side Story
Release Date: December 18, 2020
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.


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Cruella
Release date: 
December 23, 2020 
Director:
 Craig Gillespie
Starring: Emma Stone

Taking a page from the Maleficent playbook, this new film plans to look at Disney classic 101 Dalmatians from the view behind villain Cruella de Vil’s dark sunglasses. While it’s been reported that Emma Stone is starring, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna co-wrote the script. Broadway’s Alex Timbers was set to direct, but reports say I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie is taking over. More details – as they say – are spotty.


Nimona (2021)
Release Date: March 5, 2021
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 new version of 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.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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Indiana Jones 5 (2021)
Release date: July 9, 2021
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Harrison Ford

Ready your leather jackets and fedoras. After much waiting, it seems the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise will finally arrive in theaters in summer 2021. While plot details about the rugged archaeologist’s latest adventures have truly yet to be unearthed – there has reportedly been some writer turnover with the script – both star Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg keep promising it’s going to happen.


Avatar 2 (2021)
Release Date: December 17, 2021
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.


Untitled Star Wars Movie
Release Date: December 16, 2022
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Disney announced three untitled Star Wars movies, to kick off a once-every-two-year run beginning in 2022. So, The Rise of Skywalker will not be the end of the saga? Details are super-scant right now, but there are a number of Star Wars projects on the stove, including Rian Johnson’s new trilogy and another from Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. We have some other ideas on what might be coming, too.


Avatar 3 (2023)
Release Date: December 22, 2023
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver


Untitled Star Wars Movie
Release Date: December 20, 2024
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD


Avatar 4
Release Date: December 19, 2025
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver


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


Avatar 5
Release Date: December 17, 2027
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver


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 highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+, which launches in November, 2019.


29 Dates
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

This young adult rom-com, which is based on the Melissa de la Cruz novel, will appear on Disney+. While no cast, director 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 (the second of which is currently being adapted into a feature film for Netflix).


Guardians of the Galaxy© Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Director: 
James Gunn
Starring: 
TBD

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.


Hunchback of Notre Dame© Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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 have to wait until the director finishes work on the revival of The Lion King before they start 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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Lady and the Tramp
Director:
Charlie Bean
Starring:
Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Ashley Jensen

This live-action remake seems to be nudging the proverbial meatball closer and closer to a release date, where it will also premiere on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. The Leftovers’ Justin Theroux will voice Tramp while Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson will voice his leading Lady.


Lilo & Stitch © Walt Disney Pictures

Lilo & Stitch
Director: TBD
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 director has been announced, but rising star Mike Van Waes is reportedly writing the script.


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Magic Camp
Director: Mark Waters
Starring: Adam DeVine, Jeffrey Tambor, Gillian Jacobs, Cole Sand

Here’s another comedy awaiting a home on streaming service, Disney+. This one stars Workaholics and Pitch Perfect’s Adam DeVine as a former counselor at a magic camp who returns to his old stomping grounds in the hopes of reigniting his career. Instead, he finds a bunch of kids who need a mentor.


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Noelle
Director: 
Marc Lawrence
Starring: 
Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, Shirley MacLaine, Julie Hagerty

Anna Kendrick as Santa’s daughter, Noelle Claus? And Bill Hader as his son? The gift-giving season may come early for families who like fantasy adventure comedies. The catch? Said families have to have Disney’s soon-to-launch streaming service, Disney+, as the film’s theatrical release has been frozen. Bah humbug.


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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).


Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg © Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Sister Act 3
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

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 reported that original star Whoopi Goldberg would only cameo in this film.


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Stargirl
Director: Julia Hart
Starring: Grace VanderWaal

One of several projects slated to arrive on new streaming service Disney+, this film is based on the Jerry Spinelli novel and is about a teenager who throws off the delicate ecosystem of an Arizona high school by refusing to conform when she joins its ranks after years of home schooling. The script is written by Kristin Hahn, who knows a thing or two about writing strong-willed teens (she also wrote the Netflix movie Dumplin’). Other stars besides America’s Got Talent alum VanderWaal include Giancarlo Esposito, Darby Stanchfield, Graham Verchere and Karan Brar. It is also not to be confused by the similarly named TV series for rival streaming service, DC Universe.


Sword in the Stone© Walt Disney Pictures

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. It was also reported that production began this fall in Belfast, Ireland.


Timmy Failure
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Ophelia Lovibond

An upcoming addition to streaming service Disney+, this film is based on author Stephan Pastis’ book series about a tween-aged boy who believes he is the best detective in town, (as evident by the name of his company: Total Failure Inc.). British actress Ophelia Lovibond plays his mom, Patty Failure.


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Togo
Director: 
Ericson Core
Starring: 
Willem Dafoe

The Florida Project’s Willem Dafoe will star as dog sled racer Leonhard Seppala in this live-action film. Based on a true story, it covers a 1925 relay to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum to an Alaskan town suffering an outbreak and is not to be confused with Balto, the 1995 film about the other dog (and his owner) in that race. Togo will also eventually be part of the Disney+ streaming service library.


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 – most 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 Marvel Film
Release Date: May 1, 2020

Untitled Pixar Animation Film
Release Date: June 19, 2020

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: November 6, 2020

Untitled Disney Animation Film
Release Date: November 25, 2020

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: February 12, 2021

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: March 12, 2021

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: May 7, 2021

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: May 28, 2021

Untitled Pixar Animation Film
Release Date: June 18, 2021

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: July 30, 2021

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: October 8, 2021

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: November 5, 2021

Untitled Disney Animation Film
Release Date: November 5, 2021

Untitled Disney Animation Film
Release Date: November 24, 2021

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: February 18, 2022

Untitled Pixar Film
Release Date: March 18, 2022

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: May 6, 2022

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: May 27, 2022

Untitled Disney Pixar Film
Release Date: June 17, 2022

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: July 8, 2022

Untitled Marvel Film
Release Date: July 29, 2022

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: October 7, 2022

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: November 4, 2022

Untitled Disney Animation Film
Release Date: November 23, 2022

Untitled Disney Star Wars Film
Release Date: December 16, 2022

Untitled Disney Live-Action Film
Release Date: February 17, 2023


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