Disney recently shed some light on its theatrical schedule stretching through 2019 and beyond, and the lineup is something to get excited about. For generations, they’ve made inspiring, amazing, immersive and highly imaginative films that have resonated with audiences, and with the acquisitions of LucasFilm and Marvel the list of blockbusters is likely to grow.
And I’m not sure how we get an entirely new Star Wars Saga before we get Incredibles 2, but I’m not complaining.
Finding Dory – June 17, 2016
The movie picks up six months after Nemo is found where Dory suddenly begins to remember details of her childhood, and a the mysterious term “the jewel of Monterey, California.” She teams up with Marlin, Nemo, a beluga whale named Baily, a whale shark named Destiny and an octopus named Hank.
The BFG – July 1, 2016
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.
Pete’s Dragon – August 12, 2016
A reimagined version of the Disney classic will blend live-action and CGI to recreate the 1977 film about an orphaned boy and his dragon.
Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Moana – November 23, 2016
A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – December, 16 2016
Rouge One will focus on a band of resistance fighters who unite to steal the plans for the Death Star. The film will take place before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope” and will be a departure from the saga films.
Beauty and the Beast – March, 17 2017
A live-action adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Emma Watson will star as Belle and Dan Stevens will take on the role of the Beast.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape 2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – May 26, 2017
On the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Jack’s luck has seemingly run out. Captain Salazar (the oldest villain of Jack Sparrow) has released the most deadly ghost pirates of the sea from the devil’s Triangle. The ghost pirates hunt on every single pirate on sea, including Jack Sparrow, and in order to survive this adventure he must collect the legendary Trident of Poseidon.
Cars 3 – June 16, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
“Thor: Ragnarok” will close out the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Asgardian trilogy, and will continue the cliffhanger ending of “Thor: The Dark World” wherein it was revealed that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has secretly taken the Asgardian throne in guise of his adoptive father, Odin. The movie will also feature The Hulk.
Coco – November 22, 2017
Coco is about a spirited 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel, who lives with a big family in rural Mexico, who discovers generational mystery revolving around Día de los Muertos that will change his life.
Star Wars: Episode VIII – December 15, 2017
Black Panther – February 16, 2018
“Black Panther” first appeared in the pages of the “Fantastic Four” comic in 1966. The character is the king of a resource-rich fictional African country Wakanda, who becomes a superhero.
Gigantic – March 9, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War: Part 1 – May 4, 2018
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story – May 25, 2018
The screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan and focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.
Toy Story 4 – June 15, 2018
The film will focus on the romance between Woody and Bo Peep. Its story will be built on the fact that Bo Peep was absent in Toy Story 3, with Woody and Buzz trying to find and bring her back.
Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018
Scott Lang returns alongside Hope Van Dyne and her wasp suit.
Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019
Avengers: Infinity War: Part 2 – May 3, 2019
Star Wars: Episode IX – May 24, 2019
The Incredibles 2 – June 21, 2019
The screenplay for Incredibles 2 began in 2015, and not much else is known about it. Writer Brad Bird is on record saying thats the film will not reflect trends in the superhero genre. “I don’t think that kind of idea stays interesting for very long. For me, the interesting thing was never the superhero part of it. It was more the family dynamic, and how do superhero things play into that.
Indiana Jones 5 – July 19, 2019
Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Inhumans – TBA
Originally given the release of July 12, 2019, the movie has been taken down of Marvel’s current schedule. Marvel has yet to reveal if the project has been moved or shelved.
The Sword in the Stone – TBA
Mary Poppins Comes Back – TBA
The Haunted Mansion – TBA
Not much is known about the film, other than the fact that Guillermo del Toro will be directing it.
The Jungle Book 2 – TBA
Dumbo (Live-action) – TBA
Frozen 2 – TBA
On March 12, 2015, at Disney’s annual meeting of shareholders in San Francisco, Iger, Lasseter, and actor Josh Gad (the voice of Olaf) officially announced a full-length sequel, Frozen 2, was in development at Disney.
Peter Pan – TBA
Jungle Cruise – TBA
Based on the popular Disneyland ride where riders travel the rivers of the jungle guided by a riverboat skipper and encounter wild animals as they cruise. The movie is set to star Dwayne Johnson.
Disenchanted – TBA
Tink – TBA
Walt Disney Pictures has attached Reese Witherspoon to star in a live-action Tinker Bell movie, which will play with the mischievous nature of the character.
Chip ‘n Dale – TBA
Wreck-It Ralph 2 – TBA
Cruella – TBA
Mulan (Live-action) – TBA
Pinocchio (Live-action) – TBA
Maleficent 2 – TBA
Genies – TBA
Captain Nemo – TBA
The synopsis reads “When Captain Nemo saves the passengers of a sinking ship and takes them to his Utopian underwater city he discovers that not all of his guests agree to remain there forever.”
Night on Bald Mountain – TBA
Untitled Oz the Great and Powerful sequel – TBA
Untitled Prince Charming live-action film – TBA
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – TBA
Something Wicked This Way Comes – TBA
A Wrinkle in Time – TBA
When astrophysicist Dr. Jack Murry disappears without a trace, his children, Meg and Charles Wallace, and neighbor Calvin O’Keefe embark on a cosmic quest to find him. Guided by Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, the children travel to a distant planet and encounter a society controlled by an evil force.
It’s A Small World – TBA
Winnie the Pooh – TBA