Disney Has 60 Movies in the Works for the Next Decade - Here They Are | 22 Words

Disney provided us with childhood classics such as Sleeping Beauty and The Jungle Book, and,  more recently, they have branched out into giving the cult favorites the live-action treatment and even expanding into the superhero sphere.

The studio has upped its expansion, releasing movies under both its own name and Pixar and buying the rights to the Star Wars and Marvel franchises.

But it doesn't stop there. Earlier this year, Disney acquired Fox film studios (you'll probably recognize the studio more as "20th Century Fox," but it also includes "Fox Searchlight Pictures" and "Blue Sky Studios") in an eye-watering $71 billion dollar deal. Now, it seems like the movie giant is bigger than ever, with a growing chunk of Hollywood in its hands.

So, given that Disney is showing no signs of slowing down, it comes as no surprise that its movie calendar for the next decade is looking pretty full.

Here are the sixty movies that the studio has in the works until 2027...


First up, Toy Story 4.

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It's been 9 whole years since we last saw Woody and the gang on our screens, but, in an unexpected move, it seems like Toy Story is back for another installment. Released June 21, 2019, the movie follows the gang as a new toy called "Forky" joins them for the road trip of a lifetime.

Fox's new comedy, Stuber.

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Set to be released on July 12, 2019, this is another one that we don't have to wait too long for. The Fox production, which is now under the Disney umbrella, is a wacky comedy starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, about an Uber driver who picks up a cop while on the hunt for a killer. Crazy, we know, but it definitely sounds good.

The Lion King is finally getting the live-action adaptation that it deserves.

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Yes, we're excited, too. The long-anticipated movie features star-studded voiceovers, including - drum roll please - singing sensation, Beyonce, as Nala! And it's set to be a huge hit at the box office. So, popcorn at the ready, you can catch The Lion King in theatres from July 19, 2019.

The Art of Racing In the Rain.

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We all love a good dog film - remember Marley and Me? Hopefully, this one won't end like that one (with me blubbering in the cinema)... Anyway, The Art of Racing in the Rain, another Fox production, follows a dog as he lives his life with his race car driver-owner.

Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner, who voices the dog, the movie is set to hit the big screen on August 9, 2019.

If you do want to make sure that this movie doesn't kill off its dog protagonist, you can always check doesthedogdie.com first!

Thriller, Ready or Not, is a change of tone for the studio.

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The upcoming movie from Fox Searchlight Pictures looks very creepy. The thriller is about a bride (Samara Weaving) whose wedding night takes a dark turn after she becomes wrapped up in a deadly game as part of her in-law's sinister tradition. The movie is scheduled for release on August 23, 2019.

Brad Pitt's new sci-fi film, Ad Astra.

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Brad Pitt is returning to screens as astronaut, Roy McBride, who travels to the outer edge of the solar system to find his missing father - a scientist who threatens humanity. While there, he also discovers secrets about human life itself. Sci-fi lovers have to wait until September 20, 2019, to see this adventure.

The Woman in The Window.

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This movie sounds pretty similar to the Hitchcock classic, Rear Window. Set to hit the box office on October 4, 2019, this thriller follows an agoraphobic woman (Amy Adams) living alone in New York. She begins to spy on her new neighbors and ends up witnessing a disturbing act of violence.

The long-anticipated sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

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The first Maleficent movie, released in 2014, focused on villain, Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie and allowed us an insight into the origins of Sleeping Beauty, set in a period long before Princess Aurora pricked her finger. Now, Disney is finally releasing the next installment of the franchise, set to further follow Maleficent's relationship with Aurora (Elle Fanning). So, we can all celebrate Halloween in the right way this year, as the dark, live-action movie will be released on October 18, 2019.

True story, Ford v Ferrari.

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Ford v. Ferrari centers around the true story of the infamous 1996 twenty-four hours of Le Mans race. Starring Matt Damon as a car designer, Carroll Shelby, and Christian Bale as the driver, Ken Miles, the film is coming to screens on November 15, 2019.

Frozen 2.

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Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and the gang are returning to the big screen in the sequel to the hugely popular Frozen franchise. In the second movie, we will see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven leave Arendalle and travel to an ancient forest that is stuck in fall, to uncover both the origins of Elsa's powers and save their kingdom. Looks like this is going to be a perfect Christmas watch, and, don't worry, there's not too long to wait, as it comes out on November 22, 2019.

The final installment in the sequel trilogy: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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The movie picks up a year after the events of The Last Jedi, as we see the Resistance continue to fight the First Order. The movie will star a returning cast which includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and Kelly Marie Tran. Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will also appear as Leia Organa in previously shot footage. So, mark December 20, 2019, in your calendars if you want to see the highly-anticipated final installment of the trilogy.

Spies in Disguise.

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The animated adventure, starring Will Smith, centers around a spy who's transformed into a pigeon as a disguise. This crazy family film also features the voices of Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan, and DJ Khaled; it will be released on Christmas Day 2019.

Action film, Underwater.

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Set for release on January 10, 2020, Kristen Stewart stars in Underwater, which follows a crew of underwater researchers, who must act when their laboratory is nearly destroyed by an earthquake.

The following month will see the third installment of the Kingsman movies hit screens.

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Just last week, Disney confirmed a third film in the Kingsman saga. Though not much information has been released yet, according to the Hollywood studio, the movie will follow the origins of the independent intelligence agency and is set to hit the box office on February 14, 2020.

Next up is Call of the Wild.

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Based on the novel of the same name, Call of the Wild is about a dog stolen from his family's property and sold as a sled dog. Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, and Bradley Whitford, the cast is looking pretty A-list. The movie will be released on February 21, 2020.

We're in store for a mystical adventure in Onward.

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Set in a world with mystical creatures, including elves, unicorns, and trolls, Disney and Pixar's Onward centers around a world in which humans aren't real. The animated movie will star the likes of Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as the voices of the various creatures. Intrigued? So are we, but we still have a bit of a wait to go, as the film will be hitting theatres on March 6, 2020.

Next up, a live-action Mulan.

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It seems as though we can't get enough of the live-action adaptations, and now Disney has confirmed that Mulan is next to get the live-action treatment. Though we're sure that we don't need to remind you, the movie follows a young woman who disguises herself as a man, takes her father's place in war, and saves the whole of China. The live-action adaptation of Mulan will be hitting the box office on March 27, 2020. We'll certainly be making a note of this date.

The horror-superhero movie, The New Mutants.

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The genre-blending X-Men film has had its release date pushed back again after initially been scheduled to debut in 2019. Now it seems like we have longer to wait, as it's been moved to April 3, 2020.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga, the movie centers around a group of young mutants being held in a secret facility.

Another Marvel film is coming our way...

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Though currently untitled, we can look forward to another Marvel movie heading to theatres on May 1, 2020.

The movie is rumored to be a Black Widow movie, although details have not yet been confirmed.

Artemis Fowl.

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Yet another one that's debut has been pushed back (it's now set for release on May 29, 2020) Artemis Fowl, an adaptation of the fantasy novels of the same name, follows a young boy and his bodyguard as they try to rescue his criminal dad.

Pixar's Soul.

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We don't know much about this one yet. Disney and Pixar announced that the movie was in the works via Twitter, with Pixar saying that 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." Sounds pretty cool. Soul will be coming to theatres on June 19, 2020.

Free Guy.

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This movie follows a banker who discovers that he's actually a character in a video game. Free Guy seems like a modern The Truman Show, and we're here for it. The cast is also very A-list, including Ryan Reynolds, and Killing Eve star, Jodie Comer. Free Guy will debut on July 3, 2020.

Bob's Burgers is getting a movie.

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Fans of the adult cartoon will be pleased to know that it's getting its own movie, set to be released on July 17, 2020! All of the original actors will be returning to voice their characters for the movie, with details expected to be released soon.

Jungle Cruise.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as a 1930s riverboat captain alongside Emily Blunt,  as they go on an exploratory mission into the jungle. The jungle-themed Disney adventure will debut on July 24, 2020.

Next up is The One and Only Ivan.

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Based on the children's book of the same name, The One and Only Ivan, is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at a mall. We're not crying, you're crying. Anyway, this movie looks like it's set to be an emotional one, and will be hitting theatres on August 14, 2020. Featuring a jam-packed cast of A-listers, including Bryan Cranston, Ariana Greenblatt, Indira Varma, and Ramon Rodriguez, and a voice cast that includes  Sam Rockwell, Brooklyn Prince, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, and Helen Mirren. We have high hopes for this movie.

An adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel, Death on the Nile is heading to theatres in 2020.

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With a line-up that includes Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Bateman, the Poirot picture will be released on October 9, 2020.

You guessed it, we're getting yet another addition to the Marvel universe in 2020...

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Rumored to be released on November 6, 2020, The Eternals is another addition to the Marvel cinematic universe - and it's set to star Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani. There's not much to say on this one, as details of the plot, characters, and the rest of the cast are yet to be announced... so stay tuned.

Animated movie, Ron's Gone Wrong, is coming our way, too.

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The plot follows a boy whose robot friend doesn't work correctly. So far, the only cast member to be announced is Thomas Barbusca, with his debut date set on November 6, 2020.

Disney has announced plans for another Wreck it Ralph-esque animated film for 2020.

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There's pretty much no information on this one so far, but we may see the movie hit the big screen on November 25, 2020.

Fox's remake of West Side Story is heading our way.

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Heading to theatres on December 18, 2020, we are set to see an updated version of the classic Broadway musical, with a cast that includes Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, and Rita Moreno, who actually starred in the original movie!

101 Dalmations villain, Cruella, is getting her own movie.

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That's right, Cruella de Ville is getting her own film, and the one and only Emma Stone will be playing the classic antihero. It'll be coming to screens on December 23, 2020.

Disney has another untitled Marvel film in the works for 2021.

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Rumors that a sequel to the Academy Award-winning Black Panther could be happening raises questions over whether that's what this movie could potentially be. Well, we'll have to wait patiently to find out more details. This Marvel project is scheduled to debut on February 12, 2021.


Based on the webcomic from Noelle Stevenson that centers on Nimona, a shapeshifter who works as a sidekick to a supervillain, the on-screen adaption is expected to be released on March 5, 2021.

Disney has got another live-action movie planned for 2021.

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Fans of The Jungle Book will be excited to know that, on March 12, 2021, a sequel for the popular classic may be in the works as director, Jon Favreau, is apparently planning it. So, hopefully, it won't be long before we see Mowgli and the jungle tribe once again. Yes, we're just as happy as you are.

You thought that we hadn't mentioned Marvel in a while? Well, don't worry, there's another Marvel movie planned for May 7, 2021.

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Disney is really making the most of the Marvel hype, as a sequel to Doctor Strange is expected to be in the works.

Continuing on the live-action trend, there's another one planned for May 2021.

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May 2021 is looking like a big month for the Hollywood studio. As well as the release of a new Marvel adventure, Disney fanatics can look forward to another live-action treat from the studio, set to debut on May 28. Game of Thrones writer/producer, Bryan Cogman, is apparently writing a live-action remake of the 1963 tale, The Sword In the Stone, so, perhaps this could be the movie in question.

There's another Pixar film heading our way in 2021.

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With a date set for June 18, 2021, Cars 3 director, Brian Fee, is reportedly working on another animated Pixar film.

Next up is a fifth Indiana Jones movie.

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Three years after the last of the saga debuted, Harrison Ford is set to return as Indiana Jones in the fifth installment in the classic, action franchise. The movie will hit the big screens on July 9, 2021.

In the same month, a Prince Charming live-action movie is rumored to be scheduled.

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With Disney set to debut another live-action movie on July 31, 2021, director, Stephen Chbosky, is reportedly working on a live-action Prince Charming film which may fill the slot.

And just three months after, another live-action movie is coming to screens.

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Cult classic Peter Pan is reportedly getting a live-action makeover. The movie will be released on October 8, 2021.

Marvel movie, Shang-Chi, is coming in late 2021.

Marvel fans really are being treated by Disney...

Based on the comics about hero, Master of Kung Fu, Shang-Chi, a new movie is seemingly being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and is set for release on November 5, 2021.

In the same month, we are being treated to another animated adventure.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Zootopia co-director, Byron Howard, are reportedly working on a new animated movie.

If the new movie is anything like Zootopia, we know we're going to love it.

Avatar 2 is finally happening.

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Twelve years after the first movie was released, we'd almost given up on the prospect of an Avatar sequel. Fox has finally confirmed that a sequel is in the works, expected to be released on December 17, 2021. There's even more good news...

Avatar 2 is one of at least four sequels planned for the franchise, and it's the best thing we've heard all week.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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Into 2022, and Disney is set to be releasing more films under the Marvel franchise. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 is confirmed to hit the big screens within the next few years, so, with a date set for February 18, 2022, could we be seeing the third installment early in the year?

Disney and Pixar will be showcasing an animated-film in March 2022.

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Once again, there's not a lot of information on this project right now, although Domee Shi, who directed the popular Pixar short, Bao, is rumored to be stepping into bigger shoes to create a full-length film for the studio.

Continuing on the Marvel hype, a Captain Marvel sequel is expected.

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On May 6, 2022, we could be seeing Brie Larson reprise her role as Captain Marvel again, as the sequel is expected to be released in the next few years.

Peter Pan's Tinker Bell is getting her own movie.

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It won't be the first time that Tinker Bell has had her very own movie, but four years ago, it was announced that Reese Witherspoon would star in a live-action movie all about our favorite pixie. The movie is scheduled for release on May 27, 2022.

Another Disney and Pixar movie is penciled in for summer 2022.

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There's been pretty much no information released on this upcoming project, but Pixar fans can look forward to another family-favorite movie on June 17, 2022.

Next up, a live-action Pinocchio.

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Disney really is adding to their growing portfolio of live-action adaptions of their childhood classics.

Scheduled for July 8, 2022, Paddington director, Paul King, is reportedly in talks to direct a live-action Pinocchio picture.

A sequel to Ant-Man and the Wasp is reportedly in the works.

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July 29, 2022, is left open for, you guessed it, another Marvel film. As news comes in that a sequel to Ant-Man and the Wasp could be expected in the next few years, perhaps we'll be seeing it return to screens in July 2022.

Another live-action Disney adventure is coming to screens in October 2022.

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News surfaced three years ago that Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are reportedly working on new music for a live-action Snow White movie, so with the movie well and truly overdue, we might be seeing it over Halloween 2022.

Another live-action movie will closely follow.

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Chernabog, who was essentially presented as the embodiment of the devil in the 1940 classic, Fantasia, is reportedly getting his own movie, and it could be released on November 4, 2022.

The same month, another animated film is scheduled.

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2007's Meet the Robinsons director, Stephen Anderson, is allegedly working on another animated movie for the Hollywood studio.

After a short break, another Star Wars film is set for release in December 2022.

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Star Wars fans rejoice... The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson, is reportedly developing a whole new Star Wars trilogy. Sadly, we'll have to wait until December 2022 to see the all-new sci-fi classic trilogy on the big screen.

On February 17, 2023, Disney is bringing us another live-action adventure.

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Over two decades on from the original, rumored to be in the line-up is Lilo and Stitch, which is reportedly getting its own live-action adaptation.

Next up is Avatar 3.

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Remember how we mentioned that Avatar was getting not one, but four sequels? Well, the third installment of the franchise is set to hit the box office on December 22, 2023, with production reportedly taking place at the same time as Avatar 2. We'll certainly be putting a countdown on our phones for this.

It seems like more Star Wars is in the works.

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With December 20, 2024, left open for the franchise, Disney is set to release another Star Wars movie. Although, at the moment, it's unclear whether this will be part of the new trilogy or if it'll be a stand-alone movie. Regardless, we're very excited.

Avatar 4.

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The fourth installment is scheduled for December 19, 2025.

Into 2026, the attention is back on Star Wars.

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A third Star Wars movie is being planned for December 2026.

Finally, Avatar 5 will be hitting screens in 2027.

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Scheduled to debut on December 17, 2027, a fifth installment will be coming to the box office. Whether the saga will end there remains unknown...