There are 50+ confirmed reboots, remakes, original, and sequel featured film projects in the works with a countless number of unknown titles waiting in the wings at the various film studios owned by The Walt Disney Company. Studios such as Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Disney+, and more are years ahead of the public regarding their upcoming tales, but here is a comprehensive list of movies coming from The Walt Disney Company in the near future!
Avatar Sequels 2-5: James Cameron and the casts and crew have been hard at work in New Zealand simultaniously filming all four Avatar sequels set to release alternating years from 2022-2028 (pending any more production or theatrical release delays)
Cheaper by the Dozen: Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff announce that their reimagining of the hit family comedy “Cheaper by the Dozen” will be coming to Disney+ in March 2022.
Disenchanted: Stars Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey share that “Disenchanted,” the sequel to the hit film “Enchanted,” will stream exclusively on Disney+ in Fall 2022.
Rodrick Rules: Jeff Kinney announces that a second animated film from the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series will be coming to Disney+. “Rodrick Rules” will premiere on Disney+ in 2022.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers: John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, stars of the upcoming hybrid live-action/CG animated feature based on everyone’s favorite animated chipmunks, unveil teaser art for the new movie streaming on Disney+ in Spring 2022.
Better Nate Than Ever: Based on the book by Tim Federle, “Better Nate Than Ever” will premiere on Disney+ in Spring 2022. The comedy adventure stars Aria Brooks, Joshua Bassett, Michelle Federer and introduces Rueby Wood as Nate, with Norbert Leo Butz and Lisa Kudrow.
Hocus Pocus 2: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will run amok again as The Sanderson Sisters in “Hocus Pocus 2,” the sequel to Disney’s Halloween cult classic, premiering Fall 2022 exclusively on Disney+.
Pinocchio: Inspired by Disney’s animated classic, this retelling, directed by Robert Zemeckis, combines live action and visual effects and stars Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans and the voices of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key and Lorraine Bracco. “Pinocchio” premieres on Disney+ in Fall 2022.
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild: Simon Pegg is back as Buck in “The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,” an all-new movie, premiering January 28, 2022 on Disney+. View the teaser trailer that features Buck, Crash & Eddie and a few new friends as they go on a prehistoric mission to save the Lost World from dinosaur domination here.
Sneakerella: Lace up and dream big with the new trailer for the Disney+ Original Movie “Sneakerella.” Set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City, the high-energy, music-driven movie puts a gender-flipped twist on the “Cinderella” fairy tale. “Sneakerella” premieres exclusively on Disney+ on February 18, 2022.
Three Men and a Baby: Will Reichel has penned the rework of the script for the project and Gordon Gray (The Way Back) is set to produce the film for Disney+. It is currently unknown who will direct the film or co-star alongside Zac Efron for the feature. The original 1987 version of the film is currently available to stream on Disney+.
Peter Pan & Wendy: Based on J. M. Barrie’s novel “Peter and Wendy” and inspired by the 1953 animated classic, “Peter Pan & Wendy” is the timeless tale of a young girl who, defying her parents’ wishes to attend boarding school, travels with her two younger brothers to the magical Neverland. There, she meets a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy and an evil pirate captain, and they soon find themselves on a thrilling and dangerous adventure far, far away from their family and the comforts of home. Currently, the new live-action remake is slated to premiere exclusively on Disney+ in 2022. Principal photography for Peter Pan & Wendy took place in Vancouver, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada.
Tinker Bell: Reese Witherspoon has reportedly been cast as Tinker Bell for a live-action film featuring our favorite Tinker Fairy! This project will not be tied directly to the Peter Pan & Wendy Disney+ Original Movie.
TRON: Ares: Rumored to return for the TRON: Legacy sequel are cast members Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, and Jeff Bridges with the addition of Jared Leto as Ares. It is currently unknown if TRON: Ares will premiere in theaters or exclusively on Disney+.
Aladdin Sequel (Live-Action): Original cast expected to return, no plot or release details are available at this time.
Aladdin Prequel (Live-Action): Reportedly, this live-action prequel will follow how “Genie” came to become a Genie and will feature Billy Magnussen’s character Prince Anders and his family history. This prequel is currently in development for Disney+.
Cruella 2: Original cast expected to return, no plot or release details are available at this time.
Jungle Book 2: Original cast expected to return, no plot or release details are available at this time.
The Lion King 2: Reportedly the new film will follow Mufasa’s origin story as well as progressing the story of Simba and his family. Director Barry Jenkins will replace Jon Favreau as director for the sequel. Disney has yet to share if the original cast, including Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Eric Andre, Amy Sedaris, Florence Kasumba, and Chance the Rapper, will return for the sequel. Jeff Nathanson (The Lion King 2019) will return to pen the script for the sequel, with Barry Jenkins acting as director for the sequel.
Pirates of the Caribbean 6 (untitled): The sixth installement of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is expected to feature Margot Robbie in a leading role and reportedly differs from the rumored “Redd” movie spin-off film potentially featuring Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Who)
Hollywood Stargirl: Grace VanderWaal will be reprising her role as Stargirl for this Disney+ original movie sequel, reportedly set to release sometime in 2022 exclusively on Disney+.
The Haunted Mansion (reboot): “Gabbie, a single mother, and her young son [who] recently purchased a New Orleans estate [the Haunted Mansion] at auction only to discover it isn’t quite as empty as they expected. Gabbie hires a grieving widower who works as a ghost tour guide [Ben Matthias], a psychic [Harriet], a priest, and a local historian to exorcise the vengeful spirit from the Haunted Mansion.” The cast currently includes Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish (Harriet the Psychic), LaKeith Stanfield, and Rosario Dawson.
Turning Red: Young actress Rosalie Chiang lends her voice to Mei Lee, a 13-year-old who suddenly “poofs” into a giant red panda when she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS). Sandra Oh (“The Chair,” “Killing Eve”) voices Mei Lee’s protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, who is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. Directed by Shi and produced by Lindsey Collins, Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” releases March 11, 2022.
Lightyear: The movie stars Chris Evans in the titular leading role and is joined by a whole new cast of characters we can’t wait to meet when the film launches into theaters on June 17, 2022! The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (live-action): Rachel Zegler (West Side Story, Shazam!) has been cast as Snow White in the live-action remake. No other castings have been announced at this time. The film will be directed by Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) with Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) penning the script. Marc Platt (Mary Poppins Returns) will act as producer for the remake. Oscar-winning songwriters, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, will be creating new music for the film, similarly to their work with Disney Legend Alan Menken in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin.
The Little Mermaid (live-action): The Cast for Disney’s Live-Action The Little Mermaid currently includes Halle Bailey (Ariel), Jonah Hauer-King (Prince Eric), Melissa McCarthy (Ursula), Javier Bardem (King Triton), Jacob Tremblay (Flounder), Emily Coates (Unspecified, rumored: Vanessa), Daveed Diggs (Sebastian), Awkwafina (Scuttle) and Noma Dumezweni (unspecified). Disney’s live-action ‘The Little Mermaid‘ will splash into theaters for Memorial Day Weekend on May 26, 2023.
Hercules (live-action): The Russo Brothers, Anthony and Joe Russo confirmed the news that they would be a part of the executive producing team, along with Jeffrey Silver and Karen Gilchrist, for the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Hercules. The film will be penned by Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984) and is currently “looking for the heart” of the film, indicating no official casting choices have been made yet.
Bambi (CGI/live-action hybrid): Disney has assigned Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Chaos Walking) with penning the script for Disney’s next “live-action’ remake of Bambi. Chris and Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano are set to produce the remake. The Bambi remake will be similarly styled to The Jungle Book and The Lion King, incorporating real film with CGI characters.
Hunchback of Notre Dame (live-action): Disney has added Josh Gad as a producer on the live-action Hunchback of Notre Dame remake. No casting or plot details are avialable at this time.
Lilo and Stitch (live-action): Director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) hybrid of live-action and CGI for the alien characters. Fans of the animated movie will be delighted to hear that the original voice of Stitch, Chris Sanders, might return to voice his character for the Disney+ movie. Mike Van Waes wrote the script for the live-action Lilo & Stitch movie. Studio executives Zoe Kent and Louie Provost are in charge of this movie’s production. Both Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are set to produce the live-action remake.
Robin Hood (CGI/live-action hybrid): The Robin Hood remake will be similarly styled to The Jungle Book and The Lion King, incorporating real film with CGI characters. no plot or release details are available at this time.
The Sword in the Stone (live-action): No plot or release details are available at this time, but Lin-Manuel Miranda has expressed interest in working on a ‘The Sword and the Stone’ project for Disney.
Merlin (live-action): Michael Matthews will direct the live-action film for Disney with Gil Netter as producer and Chris Weitz penning the script. Merlin is a separate project from the live-action Sword in the Stone remake for Disney+, but it is unknown if Merlin will premiere in theaters or as a Disney+ Original Movie.
Charming (Rumored): A film focused on Prince Charming and his family has been rumored for years, but as momentum grows for live-action films, it appears Disney is looking to develop a film that will follow the story of Cinderella from the perspective of Prince Charming’s younger brother. It is currently unknown if the film would tie into the live-action Cinderella film that starred Lily James and Richard Madden. Writer/director Stephen Chbosky is currently signed on the pen the script for Disney. No official casting or plot details have been made at this time.
Night on Bald Mountain: Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have signed on to pen the script for Disney. The film will focus on Fantasia‘s Chernabog. No other casting or plot details have been made at this time.
Indiana Jones 5 (untitled): Harrison Ford is returning to the iconic role of Dr. Indiana Jones and has been joined by franchise newcomers Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Solo: A Star Wars Story), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Hannibal), Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl), Shaunette Renée Wilson (The Resident), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron), and Nasser Memarzia (The Kite Runner). The film is currently set for theatrical release on June 30, 2023.
Taika Waititi Directed Star Wars Title: No plot or release details are available at this time, but location/scenic filming has already begun in Europe.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: The Doctor Strange sequel stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) with Benedict Wong (Wong), Rachel McAdams (Dr. Christine Palmer), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo) set to return in their respective roles for the sequel. The cast is joined by newcomer Xochitl Gomez who will be playing America Chavez in her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. Reportedly, Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Sophia Di Marino (Sylvie) and Owen Wilson (Mobius) will also be featured in the upcoming film. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will premiere in theaters May 6, 2022.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: Both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are set to reprise their roles as Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp). Also returning for the film is Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet Van Dyne), Michael Peña (Luis) Jonathan Majors (Kang the Conqueror), and MCU newcomer Kathryn Newton (Cassie Lang) with Bill Murray in an unspecified role. Writer and co-producer Jeff Loveness had been chosen by Marvel Studios to pen the script. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will premiere in theaters on February 17, 2023.
Thor: Love and Thunder: Thor: Love and Thunder is currently set to premiere on July 8, 2022, and will star Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/The Mighty Thor), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), and Christian Bale (Gorr the God Butcher).
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Wakanda Forever is being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, and will star Letitia Wright (Shuri), Angela Bassett (Queen Mother Ramonda), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (General Okoye), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross), Winston Duke (M’Baku), and rumored to be joining the cast is Tenoch Huerta in an unspecified role, also rumored to be Namor. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared that Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams will debut in the sequel film before leading her own Marvel series on Disney+.
The Marvels: Marvel Studios’ The Marvels will premiere in theters on November 11, 2022 and features Brie Larson returning to the role of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers. In the film, she’ll be joined by Teyonah Parris, who was first introduced as adult Monica Rambeau in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, along with Iman Vellani, who will appear as Ms. Marvel in the upcoming Disney+ series of the same name. Prepare to experience it and fly higher, further, and faster with the film, directed by Nia DaCosta.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will star Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Dave Bautista (Drax), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Sean Gunn (Kraglin/Mo-Cap Rocket), Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha) and Will Poulter (Adam Warlock). The new James Gunn written and directed film is currently getting set to begin principal photography at the beginning of 2022. Vol. 3 will hit theaters on May 5, 2023.
Blade: Mahershala Ali will star in the upcoming reboot. Reportedly Bassam Tariq (Mogul Mowgli) has been tapped to direct the Blade reboot, with Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Watchmen, Hunters) penning the script. Ali’s first credit in the role was featured in Marvel’s Eternals.
Captain America 4 (untitled): This sequel will be the first Anthony Mackie led Captain America movie for the MCU. No plot or release details are available at this time.
Fantastic Four (untitled reboot): No plot, casting, or release details are available at this time.
Deadpool 3 (untitled): Original cast expected to return, no plot or release details are available at this time.
*all projects and details subject to change without notice to viewers and at the discretion of The Walt Disney Company
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