Disney has given release dates to whopping nineteen feature films to be release before the end of 2020, running the gamut from Pixar to Marvel movies, including some previously unannounced projects.
The House of Mouse has given long-awaited Pixar sequel The Incredibles 2 a release date of June 21, 2019, a full fifteen years since the original was released in 2004. Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Tommorowland) is returning to write and direct the project while Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), who played a small supporting role in the original, has expressed interest in returning.
Speaking of Pixar, Toy Story 4 has been pushed from it’s previously scheduled premiere on June 16, 2017 to June 15, 2018. The film will centre on Woody’s relationship with Bo Peep, who was largely absent in the third film, and will be written by Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, The Office) and Will McCormack (Brothers and Sisters, In Plain Sight), while Toy Story 1 and 2 director John Lassetter (Cars, A Bug’s Life) and Inside Out writer Josh Cooley (Up, Ratatouille) will co-direct the project. Two time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), Golden Globe winner Tim Allen (Home Improvement, Galaxy Quest), two time Academy Award nominee Joan Cusack (In & Out, Shameless) and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Annie Potts (Love & War, Corvette Summer) are expected to reprise their roles from previous entries.
Taking Toy Story 4‘s place on June 16, 2017 is Cars 3, the third entry in Pixar’s talking automobile series, while previously untitled Pixar film Coco will debut on November 22, 2017. Two more unannounced, unnamed Pixar projects were also set for release on March 13, 2020 and June 19, 2020 respectively.
On the Marvel side of things, Disney confirmed that a sequel to this year’s Ant Man adaptation titled Ant Man and the Wasp will be released on July 6, 2018 with stars Paul Rudd (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) and Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Lost) expected to return, while three unannounced, unnamed Marvel films will hit the big screen on May 1, 2020; July 10, 2020 and November 6, 2020. The studio’s upcoming Captain Marvel adaptation was also delayed from it’s original November 2, 2018 release date to March 8, 2019, while the Black Panther movie has moved forward several months from July 6, 2018 to February 16, 2018.
Disney is also doubling down on live action adaptations of it’s classic fairy tale stories, following the success of Maleficent and Cinderella. In addition to the upcoming The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast live action films, the studio has given release dates to four unannounced, unnamed live action fairy tale adaptations. The film’s will hit the big screen on December 22, 2017; November 2, 2018; March 29, 2019 and November 8, 2019 respectively.
Finally, Disney also confirmed release dates for some of it’s in house animated films, giving a March 9, 2018 slot to the new film Gigantic and a November 25, 2020 release date to an as yet unannounced and untitled movie. The company’s lesser known animation house Disneytoon Studios (best known for their straight to DVD sequels to previously existing films) will also release a new movie on April 12, 2019.
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