Walt Disney likes to be prepared, it seems, as they have revealed their plans for all the movie releases they plan on in the next three years.
They revealed the full 2017-2019 lineup of Disney films coming out at the D23 fan convention. While what we are most interested in is of course the films releasing in 2017, they confirmed the release dates for all the films coming out until 2019, giving us all plenty of time to make our plans to see them.
First up, is undoubtedly a film with a lot of expectations on it’s shoulders as the original animated film was an absolute classic with a firm place in many people’s childhoods. It’s of course the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor and Josh Gad. Release date: March 17, 2017.
Disney’s portfolio has definitely improved over the years, mostly thanks to their purchase of Marvel. The next one is probably one of the releases for next year – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. While we don’t know many details at all about the heavily anticipated sequel, it is expected that Chris Pratt will return as Star Lord. Release date: May 5, 2017.
The next one is far from the strongest of the Pixar films, but it is highly successful – Cars 3. Release date: June 16, 2017.
Pirates of the Caribbean is the series that refuses to die, so we have Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. We can expect Kaya Scodelario and Orlando Bloom to star. Release date: July 7, 2017.
While the second Thor film was not brilliant and failed to capture the magic of the first, it was still entertaining and predictably successful. We of course will see Thor again in Thor Ragnarok. It’s also rumoured that the Hulk will be making an appearance this time around. Release date: November 3, 2017.
Next up is a film you may not have heard of – Coco. It is based upon the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. Release date: November 22, 2017.
The Star Wars hype train is once again in full swing with the release of the excellent Rogue One, but of course the highly anticipated (and currently untitled) Episode 8 is out this year. As you would expect, we know basically nothing about this film, but we do know exactly when it’s coming out. Release Date: December 15, 2017.
Disney is continuing it’s theme of the risky remakes of classic childhood films with Cruella, a live action remake of 101 Dalmations focusing on Cruella DeVille – who will be played by Emma Stone. Release Date: December 22, 2017.
Moving swiftly on to 2018’s releases, they will be kicking off the year with Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther.Release date: February 16, 2018.
We also have Gigantic, the film based upon the classic tale of Jack and the Giant Beanstalk. Relesase date: March 9, 2018.
While this film is depressingly far away, Avengers Infinity War is definitely one of the most anticipated Marvel titles in the coming years. The hype train will come into the station on May 4, 2018.
While we’re all focused on Rogue One and Episode 8, Disney have their eyes set beyond that to a currently untitled Star Wars spin off prequel starring Han Solo. Release date: May 25, 2018.
Despite (in my opinion) closing off the Toy Story franchise nicely with Toy Story 3 with no need for any follow up, they are indeed making Toy Story 4. Money talks. The plot will focus on a love story between Woody and Bo Peep. Release date: June 15, 2018.
While the last few years have been full of surprisngly good superhero films, we have yet to see a female led superhero on the big screen. While of course DC’s Wonder Woman will be coming out before this, this will be the first female led superhero film from Marvel. Captain Marvel comes out July 6, 2018.
Next up is the mysterious Inhumans, which we know basically nothing about it. We know that it stars Vin Diesel and will be a Disney spin of X-Men. Release date: November 2, 2018.
Following the success of their other live action efforts such as Cinderella and Maleficent, it’s hardly surprising that the classic Mulan is also getting the treatment. Release date: November 2, 2018.
The next one is the contentious remake of Mary Poppins, which will be starring Emily Blunt. They’re definitely banking on this being a success given the release date of December 25, 2018.
While 2019 feels like it’s so far away it might as well be the far future, it will probably be here before we know it. 2019 will bring Avengers Infinity War Part 2, making the wait a lot less than the wait between Avengers Age of Ultron and Infinity War Part 1. Release date: May 3, 2019.
Keeping up the theme of one major Star Wars film and then the next year a side film or spin off, Star Wars Episode 9 is out in 2019. The numbering is about as much as we know about this particular film. Release date: May 24, 2019.
And finally, the last film that Disney revealed for 2019 is the long awaited The Incredibles 2. Release date: June 21, 2019.