Gather up some snacks and prepare to buy approximately 5,000 cinema tickets in the next five years: Walt Disney has just announced all the movies to be released before 2023.
On 2 March 2018, Disney laid out its theatrical schedule through the coming years – and the Mouse House also cemented 30 release dates (30!!) for more films stretching all the way through to 2023.
So far, they haven’t confirmed many film titles and details are sparse about what the 30 projects are, but scroll down to the bottom of the Disney chronological timeline to see news of the exciting projects.
The Lion King
Directed by the man behind the live action version of The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau, a remake of The Lion King is coming and it sounds AMAZING. Beyonce, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover are all confirmed to be involved.
Due in UK cinemas on July 19, 2019.
The live-action adaptation of the story of the big-eared flying Elephant stars Eva Green, Michael Keaton, and Colin Farrell, and be directed by Tim Burton. ‘The original ends with the elephant flying,’ DeVito said at the convention. ‘This one begins with that and goes even further.’
Dumbo was released on March 29, 2019.
Not a lot is known about this film, except that Slash Film says it’s due for release on April 19, 2019.
One of the biggest movies of the year, Avengers: Endgame has the remaining Avengers on earth trying to figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies and takedown Thanos forever.
Avengers: Endgame will be released on 26 April 2019
Star Wars Episode IX
Yep, another Star Wars movie – which the details about this one being more sparse than the last. What we do know, though, is it will be directed by J.J. Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens.
It will be released 19 December 2019
After Disney confirmed Naomi Scott will take on the role of Jasmine, Mena Massoud as Prince Ali and Will Smith as the Genie, in the live-action remake of Aladdin,Entertainment Weekly revealed a first look at the actors in the roles:
Aladdin will be released on 24 May 2019
Toy Story 4
Yep, they’re doing another one. Toy Story 4 will be a love story between Woody and Bo Beep (finally!), as he and Buzz Lightyear go on a journey to find her after she’s given away. In a teaser trailer released by Disney on 12 November, along with the reliable likes of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Rex, Slinky Dog and more, there’s a ~new~ toy in town, a spork named Forky who screams, ‘I don’t belong here!’
Toy Story 4 will be released on 21 June 2019
According to the official synopsis: ‘In order to rescue his criminal father and restore the family fortune, Artemis Fowl II and his trusted servant and bodyguard Butler seek the existence of fairies (believing that it makes a connection to his father) in hopes of robbing them.’
Artemis Fowl will be released on 9 August 2019
Don’t pretend you haven’t been counting down the days to this for as long as you can remember. Especially after Disney dropped the first trailer on 13 February, which teases an exciting adventure for Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff.
Due in cinemas on November 27, 2019.
Lilo & Stitch
Disney have confirmed a live action version of Lilo & Stitch!
Great news, Lilo & Stitch fans! A live-action version of your favourite Disney moving is coming, The Hollywood Reporter claim. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who are already working on the live-action remake of Aladdin are producing what will be a live-action/CG hybrid of the 2002 movie.
Currently, the project doesn’t have a release date, and it’s unclear whether is intended for release in the cinema, or for Disney’s streaming service that is set to launch in 2019.
But either way, we’re excited.
Angelina Jolie returns in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Coming to theaters October 18, 2019. pic.twitter.com/KikT5htvJl
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) March 6, 2019
‘Angelina Jolie returns in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Coming to theaters [sic] October 18, 2019,’ Disney Studios revealed on Twitter in March 2019, alongside a profile of the actress in her horns. Exciting!
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Following the success of the live-action version of Cinderella, Disney announced loads of other cartoons were being made into real life productions, including Mulan – the story of a young girl who disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father.
Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, has been cast in the title role, while Yoson An from New Zealand will play her love interest Chen Honghui, who is described as a “confident and ambitious recruit” who joins Commander Tung’s unit.
Despite previously being scheduled for release in November 2018, Deadline says Mulan is being moved to March 27, 2020 – and we have our first look at Yifei in character, thanks to a teaser Disney released on August 14:
Untitled Indiana Jones sequel
Disney initially said the fifth Indiana Jones film would be released in summer 2019, but BBC report they pushed it back a year. Details are sparse, but we do know it’ll be directed by Steven Spielberg. Released in cinemas July 19, 2019.
Due in cinemas on July 10, 2020.
Inspired by classic story Jack and the Beanstalk, the movie will follow Jack, who stumbles upon giants in the sky and befriends a 60 ft, 11-year-old girl named Imma.
Release date in the US is November 25, 2020
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3
James Dunn, who wrote and directed the first two Guardians Of The Galaxy movies tweeted on January 14 2018 that a third film was “coming in 2020”. If the future Marvel date Disney has locked down is anything to go by, could it be a July release?
In May 2018, Elle Fanning shared a picture from behind the scenes on set with her on-screen mum Angelina Jolie. “It’s bring your mom to work day on the #Maleficent2 set,” she joked on Instagram, along with a photo of Jolie with her Maleficent horns on.
Coming in 2020. https://t.co/2kQbPHC5gP
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 14, 2018
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Surprise! Disney is doing a live-action remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Beauty and The Beast’s Josh Gad as the title role. While the picture house hasn’t actually confirmed the news, the actor seemingly has, talking to Twitter to share a photo from outside Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.
Sing the bells, bells, bells
Bells, bells, bells, bells, bells… pic.twitter.com/Sg676VmL77
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 16, 2019
“‘Sing the bells, bells, bells Bells, bells, bells, bells, bells…,” he wrote, which are lyrics to the song ‘The Bells of Notre Dame’ from the 1996 animated film.
He also retweeted a post fromannouncing the news with three bell emojis. Well, that is exciting.