- Walt Disney Studios has released a list of scheduled movies through 2027. At its biannual D23 Expo in August, Disney announced a few new films.
- 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.
Walt Disney Studios has an enviable movie slate for years to come.
The company released an updated calendar of its scheduled movies through 2027. In addition to its upcoming Disney animated movies and live-action movies, 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, they gained control of a number of upcoming projects and franchises like “Avatar.” At Disney’s D23 Expo, the studio confirmed even more animated movies.
Here are the movies currently scheduled through 2027. We’ll continue to keep track of the ever-shifting schedule.
Anjelica Oswald contributed to an earlier version of this article.
Fox’s sci-fi film “Ad Astra” will be released in September.
Release date: September 20, 2019
Brad Pitt plays the son of a man (played by Tommy Lee Jones) who went missing in space after going on a mission to Neptune to search of other life.
Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland also star.
Fox Searchlight’s “Jojo Rabbit” is a satire about a young boy and his imaginary friend Adolf.
Release date: October 18, 2019
“Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi writes, directs, and stars in this World War II satire about a lonely German boy who finds out his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Waititi plays Hitler in the film who is an imaginary friend of the young boy. Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell, and Alfie Allen also star in the film.
Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a sequel to 2014’s “Maleficent.”
Release date: October 18, 2019
“Maleficent” was an origin story for the “Sleeping Beauty” villain (played by Angelina Jolie) and the sequel follows her relationship with Aurora (Elle Fanning).
Michelle Pfeiffer, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Sam Riley, Juno Temple, and Chiwetel Ejiofor also star.
You can watch the latest trailer here.
Fox’s “Ford v. Ferrari” centres on the real story behind the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Release date: November 15, 2019
Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, a car designer hired by Ford to create a car that could defeat Ferrari in a race. Shelby created the GT40.
The film also stars Christian Bale, Caitriona Balfe, and Jon Bernthal.
Queen Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven will adventure outside of Arendelle in “Frozen II.”
Release date: November 22, 2019
Voice actors Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Josh Gad (Olaf), and Santino Fontana (Hans) are all returning for the “Frozen” sequel and will be joined by Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown in unknown roles.
You can watch the trailer here.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is the third and final instalment in the new “Star Wars” sequel trilogy.
Release date: December 20, 2019
The film takes place about a year after the events of “The Last Jedi” as the Resistance continues to fight the First Order.
The returning cast includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and Kelly Marie Tran. Billy Dee Williams returns from the original series as Lando, while Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant have joined the cast. Carrie Fisher will appear as Leia Organa in previously shot footage.
“Spies in Disguise” is an animated film from Fox.
Release date: December 25, 2019
Will Smith voices Lance, a super spy who’s transformed into a pigeon as a disguise.
Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan, and DJ Khaled also lend their voices to the film.
Fox’s “Underwater” is an action film about a crew of underwater researchers.
Release date: January 10, 2020
The researchers must act when their laboratory is nearly destroyed by an earthquake. Kristen Stewart, Jessica Henwick, Mamoudo Athie, and John Gallagher Jr. star in the movie.
Fox will release a third “Kingsman” movie from director Matthew Vaughn.
Release date: 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.”
Fox’s “Call of the Wild” will be a live-action and CGI movie based on Jack London’s novel of the same name.
Release date: February 21, 2020
The story is about a dog stolen off his family’s property and sold as a sled dog.
Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, and Bradley Whitford will star in the movie.
Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” is set to be an animated film in which humans aren’t real.
Release date: March 6, 2020
The film instead centres on creatures such as elves, unicorns, and trolls. Chris Pratt and Tom Holland play elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot who set out on an adventure to see if there’s still magic left in the world.
The movie is based on director Dan Scanlon’s experiences with his own brother. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and Octavia Spencer will voice characters in the film.
Disney’s live-action “Mulan” is an adaptation of the animated movie of the same name.
Release date: March 27, 2020
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.
Fox’s “The New Mutants” has been pushed back once again.
Release date: April 3, 2020
The horror superhero movie was set for a 2019 release but has been moved to 2020. The film is another instalment in the “X-Men” series and centres on a group of young mutants being held in a secret facility.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga star.
Following “Avengers: Endgame,” Disney is releasing “Black Widow.”
Release date: May 1, 2020
David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz star in the film along with Scarlett Johansson. Taskmaster will be the villain in the movie. The crowd at D23 saw an exclusive first look at the movie.
Fox’s “The Woman In the Window” is based on the thriller novel of the same name.
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.
Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” has been pushed to 2020.
Release date: May 29, 2020
The film is an adaptation of the fantasy novels of the same name that follows a young boy and his bodyguard as they try to rescue his criminal dad.
The cast includes Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Nonso Anozie, and Hong Chau.
Next June, Pixar will release “Soul.”
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 will direct the film. 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 will voice a “soul-in-training” who has an unexpected encounter with Gardner and has to help him get back to Earth.
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are composing the film with original jazz music from Jon Batiste.
Fox’s “Free Guy” is about a man who works at a bank and discovers he’s actually a character in a video game.
Release date: July 3, 2020
Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar star.
Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” movie has an official release date.
Release date: July 17, 2020
The voice actors from the TV show are all playing their characters, including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, and Kristen Schaal.
Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is based on the ride of the same name from the Disney parks.
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’s “The One and Only Ivan” is based on the children’s story of the same name.
Release date: August 14, 2020
The children’s story centres on a gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at a mall.
The cast includes Bryan Cranston, Ariana Greenblatt, Indira Varma, and Ramon Rodriguez, while the voice cast includes Sam Rockwell, Brooklyn Prince, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, and Helen Mirren.
Fox’s “Death on the Nile” is a movie adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel of the same name.
Release date: October 9, 2020
The Hercule Poirot film includes Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Bateman.
Disney will release “The Eternals” in November 2020.
Release date: November 6, 2020
Marvel has quietly been casting the film 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.
Fox’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is an animated film about a boy whose robot friend doesn’t work right.
Release date: November 6, 2020
The only cast member currently announced is Thomas Barbusca.
Disney announced at D23 that its big holiday movie for next year will be “Raya and the Last Dragon.”
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.
Fox’s “West Side Story” is a remake of the movie based on the Broadway musical.
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.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will follow a new Marvel superhero.
Release date: February 12, 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.”
Fox’s “Nimona” is based on a web comic from Noelle Stevenson.
Release date: March 5, 2021
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.
Disney will release another live-action movie in 2021.
Release date: March 12, 2021
Director Jon Favreau is working on a sequel to “The Jungle Book,” so fans can expect that at some point.
A “Doctor Strange” sequel will be the big summer movie of 2021.
Release date: May 7, 2021
The director of the first “Doctor Strange,” Scott Derrickson, is back and said he’ll make “the first scary MCU film.” We’re ready!
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.”
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.
Disney isn’t slowing down its animated slate because they have another untitled Pixar film set for June 2021.
Release date: June 18, 2021
“Cars 3” director Brian Fee is reportedly working on another Pixar film.
Disney will release a fifth “Indiana Jones” movie in 2021.
Release date: July 9, 2021
Harrison Ford will return as Indiana Jones.
Disney is adding another live-action movie in July 2021.
Release date: July 30, 2021
According to Deadline, a live-action version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is also in the works. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who teamed up on “Pocahontas,” will write the music while Josh Gad (“Frozen”) is producing. There’s no official release date for it yet.
Disney scheduled another live-action movie just three months later.
Release date: October 8, 2021
“Peter Pan” is reportedly getting the live-action treatment.
A fourth “Thor” movie is coming November 2021.
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 and she’ll be playing a female Thor. “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi is returning to direct.
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 “Avatar 2” finally has a release date 12 years after the first movie.
Release date: December 17, 2021
“Avatar 2” is just one of at least four sequels planned for the “Avatar” franchise.
Disney is, of course, continuing with more Marvel movies.
Release date: February 18, 2022
A “Captain Marvel” sequel is expected in the next few years.
Disney and Pixar will release another animated film in March 2022.
Release date: March 18, 2022
Domee Shi, who directed the Pixar short “Bao,” is reportedly working on a full-length film for the studio.
A “Black Panther” sequel is officially happening.
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 cowriter Ryan Coogler announced at D23 Expo that the sequel will be 2022’s big summer movie.
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
“Incredibles 2” was a big hit for Pixar.
Disney has a number of live-action movies planned and another is scheduled for July 2022.
Release date: July 8, 2022
“Paddington” director Paul King is reportedly directing a live-action “Pinocchio” film.
Disney’s Marvel releases aren’t ending anytime soon.
Release date: July 29, 2022
We know a third “Guardians of the Galaxy” is eventually coming. 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 August 2021.
Disney will release another live-action movie in October 2022.
Release date: October 7, 2022
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are reportedly working on new music for a live-action “Snow White” movie.
They will follow it up with another live-action movie in November.
Release date: November 4, 2022
Director Stephen Chbosky is reportedly working on a live-action Prince Charming film so that is one option for a 2021 release.
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.
Disney is jumping back into “Star Wars” movies in 2022.
Release date: December 16, 2022
“Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of “Star Wars” movies starting in 2022. Disney CEO Bob Iger said they will be working on a trilogy.
Disney will release another live-action movie in 2023.
Release date: February 17, 2023
“Lilo and Stitch” is reportedly getting the live-action treatment soon.
Fox’s “Avatar 3” will be released in 2023.
Release date: December 22, 2023
“Avatar 3” started shooting simultaneously with “Avatar 2.”
Disney will continue with “Star Wars” movies through 2024.
Release date: December 20, 2024
“The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson is developing another “Star Wars” trilogy.
“Avatar 4” is already scheduled.
Release date: December 19, 2025
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana star in the “Avatar” movies.
A third “Star Wars” movie is planned for 2026.
Release date: December 18, 2026
The “Star Wars” universe is not over.
Fox’s “Avatar 5” will hit the big screen in 2027.
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.
Marvel is also working on a “Blade” reboot.
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.
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