Disney reveals movie release schedule through 2027
With its recent acquisition of Fox (for a whopping $71.3 billion), Disney has had to rework its upcoming movie release schedule.
From already completed projects to films that have yet to begin production - today, Disney gave a look of what is coming, when, and… what’s been axed - all the up to 2027.
Scroll down to see the full list but here are a few highlights today’s announcement.
As we know, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ [which hits theaters Dec. 20] is the end of the Skywalker era but, as expected, Disney already has a solid plan in place to carry on with one of the biggest franchises in film history.
Apart from their Galaxy’s Edge theme park at Disneyland - which opens later this month - a brand new trilogy is in the works [early reports say Rian Johnson has heavy involvement] that will begin hitting theaters Dec. 16, 2022 with the sequels dropping late 2024 & 2026.
The ‘Star Wars’ release plan is a great segway into the upcoming - and long awaited - ‘Avatar’ releases, as Disney has created an annual alternating schedule for the franchises.
In a November update, we learned the latest plan for the next four ‘Avatar’ sequels. The first two sequels were planned to release on Dec. 18, 2020 & Dec. 17, 2021 with films four & five of releasing sometime in 2024 & 2025.
The release plan has now been delayed a bit and fits in perfect for the alternating schedule with ‘Star Wars’ with the first now coming out in Dec. 2021 followed by end-of-year releases in 2023, 2025 and 2027.
Over the last year or so - ’The New Mutants’ has been pushed back numerous times and many speculated it would be completely cancelled after the merger but it looks like it will still see the light of day… just a littler later than its latest delay.
While the news several months ago pinned its release this August, it’s now listed as an April 3, 2020 release. It will be interesting if Disney takes this extra time to improve on the project - which has received a fair bit of negative publicity.
‘Gambit’ which stars Channing Tatum, is an X-Men spinoff that was plagued with delay after delay while under Fox’s ownership and it has now been wiped from the release calendar entirely.
Many people are eager for more information on when Disney will be implementing X-Men characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was announced during the merger that Disney would be scrapping the latest Fox-created characters in preparations for their own MCU X-Men films (with the one exception being Ryan Reynolds staying on as Deadpool) and while we are still waiting on additional information, Disney has said to not expect any new X-Men films until 2021 at the earliest.
HERE IS THE FULL RELEASE SCHEDULE:
May 10 - Tolkien (Fox Searchlight)
May 24 -Aladdin (Disney)
June 7 - Dark Phoenix (Fox)
June 21 - Toy Story 4 (Disney)
July 12 - Stuber (Fox)
July 19 - The Lion King (Disney)
August 9 - The Art of Racing in the Rain (Fox)
August 23 - Ready or Not (Fox Searchlight)
September 20 - Ad Astra (Fox)
October 4 - The Woman in the Window (Fox)
October 18 - Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
November 15 - Ford v. Ferrari (Fox)
November 22 - Frozen 2 (Disney)
Decemnter 20 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
December 25 - Spies in Disguise (Fox) – Dec. 25
January 10 - Underwater (Fox)
February 14 - Untitled Kingsman Movie (Fox)
February 21 - Call of the Wild (Fox)
March 6 - Onward (Disney)
March 27 - Mulan (Disney)
April 3 - The New Mutants (Fox)
May 1 - Untitled Marvel (Disney)
May 29 - Artemis Fowl (Disney)
June 19 - Untitled Pixar (Disney)
July 3 - Free Guy (Fox)
July 17 - Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
July 24 - Jungle Cruise (Disney)
August. 14 - The One and Only Ivan (Disney)
October 9 - Death on the Nile (Fox)
November 6 - Untitled Marvel (Disney)
November 6 - Ron’s Gone Wrong (Disney)
November 25 - Untitled Disney Animation
December 18 - West Side Story (Fox/Amblin)
December 23 - Cruella (Disney)
February 12 - Untitled Disney Marvel
March 5 - Nimona (Fox)
March 12 - Untitled Disney Live Action
May 5 - Untitled Disney Marvel
May 28 - Untitled Disney Live Action
June 18 - Untitled Pixar
July 9 - Untitled Indiana Jones
July 30 - Untitled Disney Live Action
October 8 - Untitled Disney Live Action
November 5 - Untitled Disney Marvel
November 24 - Untitled Disney Animation
December 17 - Avatar 2 (Fox)
February 18 - Untitled Disney Marvel
March 18 - Untitled Pixar
May 6 - Untitled Disney Marvel
May 27 - Untitled Disney Live Action
June 17 - Untitled Pixar
July 8 - Untitled Disney Live Action
July 29 - Untitled Disney Marvel
October 7 - Untitled Disney Live Action
November 4 - Untitled Disney Live Action
November 23 - Untitled Disney Animation
December 16 - Untitled Star Wars (Disney)
February 17 - Untitled Disney Live Action
December 22 Avatar 3 (Fox)
December 20 - Untitled Star Wars (Disney)
December 19 - Avatar 4 (Fox)
December 18 - Untitled Star Wars (Disney)
December 17 - Avatar 5 (Fox)
What do you think of this schedule? Anything in particular stand out?
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