The studio has revealed release dates for many of their live-action fairy tale films today, with one now dated for July 28th, 2017, and another coming on April 6th, 2018. Other currently untitled live-action movies have also been set for August 3rd and December 25th, 2018. Another looks set to follow the next year on December 20th, a prime Christmas slot.
Time will tell what ends up taking those dates, but chances are that the following releases will end up taking at least some of them as Disney has now confirmed that they’re working on many projects which had previously only been rumoured or speculated on in some way.
Among those heading to cinemas over the next few years are Cruella with Emma Stone set to star and Kelly Marcel writing, A Wrinkle in Time from director Ava DuVernay and writer Jennifer Lee, Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson from writers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, and a live-action Dumbo from the team of Tim Burton and Ehren Kruger.
Caught your breath? Well, joining those are that Mary Poppins sequel with Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with director Lasse Hallstrom and writer Ashleigh Powell, an untitled Tinker Bell movie with Reese Witherspoon set to star and Victoria Strouse writing, Maleficent 2 with Angelina Jolie set to return in the title role with writer Linda Woolverton, and finally a now confirmed sequel to The Jungle Book which will see director Jon Favreau reteam with scribe Justin Marks.
That’s quite the slate, eh? Now is definitely a good time to be a Disney fan, that’s for sure.