- The coronavirus pandemic altered the release schedule for many Walt Disney Studios movies.
- Previously, Disney released its scheduled movies through 2027. Now, some of them are left undated.
- In addition to “Star Wars” movies and Marvel projects, Disney now has films from Fox.
- Disney acquired Fox film studios (20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios) in 2019.
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Walt Disney Studios has an enviable movie slate for years to come.
In addition to its coming Disney animated movies and live-action films, the studio also releases Pixar movies, “Star Wars” films, and Marvel movies.
With the company’s 2019 acquisition of Fox studios, which includes 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios, Disney gained control of a number of upcoming projects and franchises like “Avatar.” Here are the over 60 Disney and Fox movies currently scheduled for release.
Anjelica Oswald contributed to an earlier version of this article.
Disney’s live-action “Mulan,” originally scheduled for a March release, is now on Disney Plus and some theatres.
New release date: September 4, 2020 on Disney Plus for $US29.99 in the US and some theatres.Original release date: March 27, 2020
An adaptation of the animated movie of the same name, the film follows a young woman who disguises herself as a man, takes her father’s place in war, and saves China. The cast includes Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Yoson An, Jet Li, and Jason Scott Lee.
Disney previously rescheduled it for July and August 2020. It’s currently available to unlock on Disney Plus for a fee. On December 4, it will be made available to all subscribers without any additional cost.
Fox’s horror movie “The Empty Man,” based on a graphic novel, is coming in October.
New release date: October 23, 2020Original release date: August 7, 2020
The film follows an ex-cop who tries to find a missing girl as he’s haunted by the death of his wife and son.
The adaptation stars James Badge Dale (“13 Hours”), Samantha Logan, and Aaron Poole.
Pixar’s “Soul” was moved from the summer to the fall.
New release date: November 20, 2020Original release date: June 19, 2020
Disney and Pixar announced the film Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The movie will “take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions.”
Pixar’s chief creative officer Pete Docter co-directs the film with Kemp Powers. Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardner, the character seen above, who is a middle-school band teacher who has a passion for jazz music. Tina Fey voices a “soul-in-training” who has an unexpected encounter with Gardner decides to help him get back to Earth.
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross compose the film with original jazz music from Jon Batiste.
“Nomadland,” based on a work of non-fiction, is coming in December.
Release date: December 4, 2020
The film stars Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, and is directed by Chloé Zhao. It’s based on the non-fiction book that follows Americans travelling the country searching for work.
“Free Guy” stars Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) and is slated for December.
New release date: December 11, 2020Original release date: July 3, 2020
Reynolds plays a bank teller, named Guy, whose bank gets robbed multiple times daily. When Guy starts wondering what’s going on, he realises he’s a non-playable character in a video game. Reynolds debuted the first footage for the film at New York Comic Con in October 2019 to a warm reception.
Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar star.
Fox’s “Death on the Nile” will now be released in late October.
New release date: December 18, 2020Original release date: October 9, 2020
The Agatha Christie adaptation includes Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Bateman.
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is based on the musical of the same name.
New release date: January 22, 2021Original release date: October 23, 2020
The musical is about a 16-year-old teenager who becomes a drag queen. It will star Richard E. Grant, Max Harwood, and Sharon Horgan.
Fox will release a third “Kingsman” movie from director Matthew Vaughn.
New release date: February 12, 2021Original release dates: September 18, 2020, February 14, 2020
On June 19, Disney confirmed the name of the third movie will be “The King’s Man.” According to Disney and Fox, the film will follow the origins of the independent intelligence agency.
The synopsis reads, “As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.”
The film will now debut about a year after its original release.
Disney will release horror thriller “Antlers” through Fox Searchlight.
New release date: February 19, 2021Original release date: April 20, 2020
The horror movie will follow a teacher and her brother who “become entwined with a young student” who has a dangerous secret.
Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons star in the film.
Disney Animation’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” has been moved to next year.
New release date: March 12, 2021Original release date: November 25, 2020
Raya (Cassie Steele) is a lone warrior from the kingdom of Kumandra. She goes on an expedition with a “crew of misfits” in search of the last dragon to bring unity back to the world. Awkwafina (“Crazy Rich Asians”) voices the Last Dragon in the film.
The fantasy-action adventure will be directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins (“Big Hero 6,” “Frozen”) and is inspired by the cultures of Southeast Asia.
March 12, 2021 was originally the date for an untitled Disney live-action movie.
Disney finally gave the “Bob’s Burger” movie a release date.
Release date: April 9, 2021Original release date: July 17, 2020
When Disney released its updated movie schedule through 2023, the film was nowhere to be found. “Bob’s Burger” creator Loren Bouchard told fans to “Fear Not.”
Fox’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is an animated film that was pushed back.
New release date: April 23, 2021Original release dates: November 6, 2020, February 26, 2021
The animated movie follows a boy whose robot friend doesn’t work right. The only cast member currently announced is Thomas Barbusca.
Marvel’s next movie, “Black Widow,” will arrive in 2021.
New release date: May 7, 2021Original release dates: May 1, 2020, November 6, 2020
The film will take place between the events of 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” and 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” Natasha Romanoff reunites with some old comrades to take down a villain named Taskmaster.
David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz star in the film along with Scarlett Johansson.
Disney’s “Cruella” will serve as an origin story of Cruella de Vil.
Release date: May 28, 2021
Emma Stone will be the villain from the animated classic “The 101 Dalmations.” The movie was originally supposed to come out in 2020. The first look at Stone as the iconic villain was shown at D23.
According to Stone, the movie will have a 1970s punk-rock feel.
Pixar will release “Luca” next June.
Release date: June 18, 2021
Oscar nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) is directing the coming-of-age story about Luca who spends his summer on the Italian Riviera with his best friend. The catch? His friend happens to be a sea monster from another world.
“This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship,” said Casarosa in a press release. “Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in ‘Luca.'”
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will follow another Marvel superhero.
New release date: July 9, 2021Original release date: February 12, 2021, May 7, 2021
Destin Daniel Cretton is directing the movie about the Master of Kung Fu. The character was introduced in the comics in 1973. Simu Liu will play the titular character. Awkwafina (“Ocean’s 8”) will also star.
Tony Leung will play the Mandarin. A fake version of the character, played by Ben Kingsley, appeared in “Iron Man 3.”
Just about ever Marvel movie has had its release pushed back. You can see their new release dates here.
Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is based on the ride of the same name from the Disney parks.
New release date: July 30, 2021Original release date: July 24, 2020
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a 1930s riverboat captain who goes on an exploratory mission into the jungle. Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamatti, Édgar Ramírez, and Jesse Plemons also star.
Disney was originally holding this date for an untitled live-action movie.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas will star in “Deep Water.”
Release date: August 13, 2021Original release date: November 13, 2020
The film, based on the Patricia Highsmith book, follows a couple who have fallen out of love who start playing mind games with each other. Ben Affleck, Tracy Letts, and Ana de Armas star in the thriller.
Affleck and Armas have been seeing one another since filming on the movie ended. In August, the two went on a double date with Affleck’s longtime friend Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso.
Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary, “The Beatles: Get Back,” is in theatres this fall.
New release date: August 27, 2021Original Release date: September 4, 2020
Disney announced it acquired the distribution rights to the documentary in March 2020.
According to a press release, the film will go behind-the-scenes of the making of the band’s album “Let It Be” and their final live concert on London’s Savile Row. The film was made using more than 55 hours of unseen footage that was filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969 and 140 hours of “mostly unheard” audio recordings from the “Let It Be” album sessions.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will reunite next year in “The Last Duel.”
New release date: October 15, 2021Original release date: limited release December 25, 2020, but production on the film halted due to the coronavirus.
Ridley Scott is directing the 14th century epic about two knights whose bond is tested. It has quite the cast in Affleck, Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer.
Originally, the movie was going to be given a limited release on Christmas before opening in more theatres on January 8, 2021.
Marvel’s “Eternals” was pushed back about a year.
New release date: November 5, 2021Original release date: November 6, 2020, February 12, 2021
The film is based around the group of immortal beings created by cosmic Gods. Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Stuber”), Lauren Ridloff (“The Walking Dead”), Brian Henry Tyree (“Atlanta”), Salma Hayek, Don Lee, and Angelina Jolie will star in the movie.
Disney has another animated film set for the end of 2021.
Release date: November 24, 2021
Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Zootopia” co-director Byron Howard are reportedly working on a new Disney animated movie.
Fox’s “West Side Story” is a remake of the movie based on the Broadway musical.
Release date: December 10, 2021Original release date: December 18, 2020
The cast includes Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James, and Rita Moreno, who starred in the original movie.
Disney added another live-action movie for December 2021.
Release date: December 17, 2021
The live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” doesn’t have a release date, yet, but singer Halle Bailey was cast in the role in July 2019. The remake will include original songs and new ones from Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Fox will also release seven untitled movies in 2021.
Here are the release dates for Fox’s 2021 movies:
August 13, 2021 September 10, 2021 December 3, 2021
Fox’s “Nimona” is based on a webcomic from Noelle Stevenson.
Release date: January 14, 2022
The comic was published in a graphic novel in 2015 and centres on Nimona, a shapeshifter who also works as a sidekick to a supervillain. The film was pushed back from a March 2021 release.
A fourth “Thor” movie is coming in 2022.
New release date: February 11, 2022Original release date: November 5, 2021
“Thor: Love and Thunder” will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie (and the new king of Asgard).
The big surprise is that Natalie Portman will be back playing a female Thor. “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi is returning to direct.
Disney and Pixar will release another animated film in March 2022.
Release date: March 11, 2022
Domee Shi, who directed the Pixar short “Bao,” is reportedly working on a full-length film for the studio.
The “Doctor Strange” sequel is now coming in 2022.
New release date: March 25, 2022Original release dates: May 7, 2021, November 5, 2021
The director of the first “Doctor Strange,” Scott Derrickson, left the film in January 2020 “due to creative differences.” He remains an executive producer. “Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi is returning to the MCU and will direct the sequel.
Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Dr. Stephen Strange in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) will be in the sequel, too. The events of her Disney+ series, “WandaVision,” will directly tie in to “Doctor Strange 2.”
March 25, 2022, was previously held for an untitled live-action Disney remake.
Disney has a number of live-action movies planned and another is scheduled for April 2022.
Release date: April 8, 2022
Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to direct the live-action film.
A “Black Panther” was confirmed in 2019.
Release date: May 6, 2022
Kevin Feige confirmed at 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con that “Black Panther 2” is underway and that Chadwick Boseman will be back as King T’Challa. One month later, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler announced at D23 Expo that the sequel will be 2022’s big summer movie.
This was the only Marvel movie to not change dates.
Disney has another live-action movie planned for 2022.
Release date: May 27, 2022
In 2015, it was reported that Reese Witherspoon would star in a live-action movie about Tinker Bell.
Disney and Pixar have another movie planned for 2022.
Release date: June 17, 2022
We’ll either get another Pixar original or a sequel to a beloved classic.
A “Captain Marvel” sequel is officially happening.
Release date: July 8, 2022
Disney confirmed the sequel by including a release date for the film among all of the new Marvel Studios movie dates.
Disney will release a fifth “Indiana Jones” movie in 2022.
New release date: July 29, 2022Original release date: July 9, 2021
Director Steven Spielberg will not direct the next film. “Logan” director James Mangold is reportedly in talks to take over the movie. This date was previously dated for an untitled Marvel movie.
It will be followed by a Disney live-action film.
Release date: August 12, 2022
Disney has a reported 20 live-action movies in the works. Could this be a date for a sequel to one it has already released?
“Aladdin” producer Dan Lin told Insider they were already looking at a potential sequel to that film. Variety reported in February 2020 the sequel is moving forward.
Another Marvel movie will come in July 2022.
Release date: October 7, 2022
This date was originally set for a live-action Disney film. It’s unclear at this point what Marvel movie this may be. We do know that a third “Ant-Man” film is on the way.
Disney will release another live-action movie in November 2022.
Release date: November 4, 2022
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are reportedly working on new music for a live-action “Snow White” movie.
That same month, Disney will release an animated film.
Release date: November 23, 2022
“Meet the Robinsons” director Stephen Anderson is reportedly working on an animated film for Disney.
Fox’s “Avatar 2” has been delayed again and is set for a 2022 release.
New release date: December 16, 2022Previous release date: December 17, 2021
This was previously the date for a new “Star Wars” movie. “Avatar 2” is just one of at least four sequels planned for the “Avatar” franchise.
Disney will release another seven untitled Fox movies in 2022.
Here are the release dates for Fox’s 2022 movies:
January 7, 2022 June 10, 2022 September 16, 2022 October 21, 2022 November 11, 2022 December 23, 2022
Marvel will release a film in February 2023.
Release date: February 17, 2023
At San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige announced Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will star as Blade in a reboot of the franchise. No release date was given for the movie.
Another Marvel movie will be released in May 2023.
Release date: May 5, 2023
Could this be the long-awaited “Deadpool 3”? It’s unclear whether or not any next “Deadpool” movie is happening, and, if it is, whether it will be part of the Fox label or simply move over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
If anyone can make the transition, it’s the fourth-wall-breaking character.
Pixar will release a film in June 2023.
Release date: June 16, 2023
It’s unlikely we’ll get another “Toy Story” movie, but Pixar has been making a lot of sequels lately.
Disney’s third untitled Marvel movie is set for summer 2023.
Release date: July 28, 2023
We know a third “Guardians of the Galaxy” is coming eventually. Director James Gunn said he needs to finish his “Suicide Squad” movie before work on the third film begins. 2022 may be too early for “GotG Vol. 3” since his WB movie is expected to be released in August 2021. 2023 sounds like a solid date.
The first two “Guardians” movies were released in the first week of August.
Marvel’s final film of 2023 comes in November.
Release date: November 3, 2023
Now that Disney purchased Fox, it can make X-Men and Fantastic Four movies. This seems far out enough for a reboot of one of the two and we’d put our money on the Fantastic Four. The last time we saw them on screen was in 2015.
Disney will release an animated movie for the 2023 Thanksgiving holiday.
Release date: November 22, 2023
There’s no word on what Disney animated feature may be released yet.
Disney will return to a galaxy far, far away in 2023 with an untitled “Star Wars” movie.
New release date: December 22, 2023Original release date: December 16, 2022
“Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were set to work on a new “Star Wars” trilogy starting in 2022, but have since parted ways with Lucasfilm. Maybe this will be one of Rian Johnson’s expected “Star Wars” projects.
Disney will release another six untitled live-action movies in 2023.
Here are the release dates for Disney’s live-action 2023 movies:
March 10, 2023 May 26, 2023 July 14, 2023 August 11, 2023 October 6, 2023 December 15, 2023
Disney will release six untitled Fox movies in 2023.
Here are the release dates for Fox’s 2023 movies:
January 13, 2023 March 24, 2023 June 9, 2023 September 15, 2023 October 20, 2023 November 10, 2023
Fox’s “Avatar 3” will be released in 2024.
New release date: December 20, 2024Previous release date: December 22, 2023
“Avatar 3” started shooting simultaneously with “Avatar 2.”
Disney will continue with another “Star Wars” movie in 2025.
New release date: December 19, 2025Previous release date: December 20, 2024
“Avatar 4” is already scheduled for the following year.
New release date: December 18, 2026Previous release date: December 19, 2025
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana star in the “Avatar” movies.
A third “Star Wars” movie is planned for 2027.
New release date: December 17, 2027Previous release date: December 18, 2026
Fox’s “Avatar 5” will hit the big screen in 2027.
New release date: December 22, 2028Previous release date: December 17, 2027
James Cameron had ideas for “Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3” in 2010. He then announced “Avatar 4” in 2012 and then revealed he had ideas for a fifth in 2015.
Fox’s “The Woman In the Window” is based on the thriller novel of the same name.
New release date: TBDOriginal release date: May 15, 2020
Amy Adams plays a child psychologist with agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that prevents her from venturing outside. She witnesses a crime while spying on her neighbours and must reckon with what she has seen.
Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Bruan Tyree Henry, and Anthony Mackie also star. The movie was pushed back from an October 4, 2019 release.
Wes Anderson’s next movie, “The French Dispatch,” now has no release date.
New release date: TBDOriginal release dates: July 24, 2020, October 16, 2020
Many Wes Anderson favourites, including Adrien Brody, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson, join together for this story of an American magazine. Timothée Chalamet also stars.
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