Disney’s Release Schedule Announces Frozen 2, Star Wars
This week, Disney announced a number of release dates for upcoming films including the Han Solo movie, Frozen 2, a live-action adaptation of The Lion King, and even a fifth Indiana Jones. As it turns out, that was just a tip of the iceberg.
In the Star Wars universe, the still-untitled Han Solo project is scheduled to arrive May 25, 2018. It stars Alden Ehrenreich as the younger version of our favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, and Michael Kenneth Williams. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing.
Star Wars: Episode IX, meanwhile, will complete the newest trilogy in the Skywalker Saga on May 26, 2019. Colin Trevorrow is set to direct.
On the Disney Princess side of things, Frozen is getting a proper sequel with Frozen 2, scheduled to hit theaters November 27, 2019. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are set to return to the helm, and Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel will be returning to voice sisters Anna and Elsa respectively.
There’s also Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King, coming to theaters July 19, 2019. It stars Donald Glover as Simba, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa. Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan were just announced to be in final negotiations to play Timon and Pumbaa respectively.
Obviously the above movies are some of Disney’s biggest announcements, but take a look at Disney’s release schedule below. You’ll also notice dates for The Incredibles 2, A Wrinkle in Time, Toy Story 4, and even a film titled Gigantic.
It was previously reported that Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 would smash its way into theaters on March 9, 2018. However, according to this updated schedule, Rich Moore‘s Wreck-It Ralph 2 is getting pushed back a few months to November 21, 2018. It’s also getting a 3D release.
Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, which will be getting a 3D release as well, is another Disney film getting a new release date. It was originally scheduled to premiere on April 6, 2018, but now we’ll get to see it a month earlier with its March 9, 2018 debut.
Gigantic is an upcoming 3D animated feature film set in Spain during the Age of Exploration. A man named Jack discovers a land of giants hidden within the clouds, and befriends a young giantess named Inma, who treats him like a doll. Gigantic was originally scheduled for November 21, 2018, but got pushed all the way down the schedule. It’s now set to premiere on November 25, 2020.
You’ll also notice several placeholder dates, especially during 2020 and 2021. What film would you like to see from Disney?