We have our hands on the list of theatrical releases from Disney, including Pixar films, Marvel films and more.
Studios will often release planned dates for upcoming films, to help build anticipation, and to help inform theaters and moviegoers of what to expect. Disney is sometimes secretive about what their plans are but will occasionally release certain dates. Today we have the CONFIRMED list of upcoming releases from Disney now through 2023.
Now for the record this isn’t just speculation. This is the ACTUAL dates that Disney has decided to set films for. Which means nothing that isn’t on this list is confirmed for release in this time. There’s some heavy details to take in but first check out the list below and then we’ll dive into what this means.
- 12/19/18 MARY POPPINS RETURNS
- 1/18/19 GLASS (Int’l Only)
- 3/8/19 CAPTAIN MARVEL
- 3/29/19 DUMBO
- 4/17/19 PENGUINS (DISNEYNATURE)
- 4/26/19 AVENGERS: ENDGAME
- 5/24/19 ALADDIN
- 6/21/19 TOY STORY 4
- 7/19/19 THE LION KING
- 8/9/19 ARTEMIS FOWL
- 11/22/19 FROZEN 2
- 12/20/19 STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
- 2/14/20 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 3/6/20 ONWARD
- 3/27/20 MULAN
- 5/1/20 UNTITLED MARVEL
- 5/29/20 MALEFICENT 2
- 6/19/20 UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION
- 7/24/20 JUNGLE CRUISE
- 10/9/20 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 11/6/20 UNTITLED MARVEL
- 11/25/20 UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
- 12/23/20 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 2/12/21 UNTITLED MARVEL
- 3/12/21 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 5/7/21 UNTITLED MARVEL
- 5/28/21 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 6/18/21 UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION
- 7/9/21 UNTITLED INDIANA JONES
- 7/30/21 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 10/8/21 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 11/5/21 UNTITLED MARVEL
- 11/24/21 UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
- 12/22/21 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 2/18/22 UNTITLED MARVEL
- 3/18/22 UNTITLED PIXAR
- 5/6/22 UNTITLED MARVEL
- 5/27/22 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 6/17/22 UNTITLED PIXAR
- 7/8/22 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 7/29/22 UNTITLED MARVEL
- 10/7/22 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 11/4/22 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 11/23/22 UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
- 12/16/22 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
- 2/17/23 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
Once again this list is official and straight from the Walt Disney Company. This is their full plan for the next 3-4 years. There are some details that aren’t very surprising. The recently announced 2020 Pixar film Onward, starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt is on the list. And Disney has plans for a Pixar film each year after, along with a Disney Animation film each year through 2022. The Marvel films will ramp up in 2020 with three releases planned for that year and each year after. The upcoming Indiana Jones sequel is also set for July of 2021, which was previously reported.
The biggest note here is what doesn’t appear here. If you’re looking for the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, that is released by Sony, so Disney would not include it in their schedule. Spider-Man live action films may now be a bi-product of an agreement with Sony and Marvel for now, but the release is all on Sony. The big question here is Star Wars.
Disney does not have a SINGLE Star Wars film planned for release through 2022. Which has to be a sign of things from Last Jedi and Solo. Next year will see the release of Star Wars: Episode 9, but past that Disney hasn’t set anything else in stone. After slightly disappointing numbers from Solo: A Star Wars Story and some divide among fans over the direction taken with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It was rumored that Disney had planned to pump the breaks on their Star Wars releases past Episode 9, but to not schedule anything at all past Episode 9 is saying a lot.
That’s not to say other films aren’t going through development. Rian Johnson, director of The Last Jedi, is developing multiple films that will be offset from the “Episodes.” And Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are both working on a trilogy of films set in the Star Wars universe. But Johnson is currently working on a different film for release late next year, and Weiss and Benioff are still wrapped up with finishing Game of Thrones, so their respective films have a very long way to go yet. But that being said, Disney should have a plan for at least one Star Wars film on this list, and there’s nothing.
The biggest guess we can take from this is that Disney is trying to see how fans take Episode 9, and go from there. If it’s a massive success and fans love it, and it takes in however many billions of dollars they want it to, or expect it to, then these lists will look much different in coming years. But if Episode 9 isn’t as successful as The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi and in fact dips in box office revenue (like Jedi did), then they may take a longer hiatus and try to reassess things. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is still up for discussion.
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