And we literally can’t contain our excitement...
Disney has announced their list of upcoming movies for the next three years during a recent fan convention, and nobody can control their excitement.
The three-year schedule features a whopping 20 Disney flicks for us all to look forward to – and from The Incredibles 2 to Toy Story 4, it looks like we’re in for a treat. Spoiler alert – Mulan is on the list. We can’t wait either.
Here are the upcoming Disney releases for the next three years…
Disney Films 2017
Beauty and the Beast
The long-awaited live action version of Beauty and the Beast boasts Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in its cast – and it’s well worth a watch.
Release date: 17th March 2017
Born in China
Born in China is Disneynature’s new film and the sequel to its 2015 release, Monkey Kingdom. Narrated by John Krasinski, the feature was released on Earth Day, following different animal families in China.
Release date: 21st April 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
The superhero fantasy series is returning for its newest instalment: Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2. Chris Pratt will be back for the space adventures and will this time be accompanied by Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and Bradley cooper
Release date: 5th May 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Revenge of Salazar
The Pirates of the Caribbean series is back, this time with its fifth instalment (the first since 2011): The Revenge of Salazar. Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom will be returning but this time they will be joined by Javiar Bardem and Kaya Scodelario
Release date: 26th May 2017
The 2017 release will be the third instalment in the Cars series and the first for six years. This film will see the talking cars return to the racetrack, starring Owen Wilson and Cristela Alonzo.
Release date: 14th July 2017
Marvel’s newest release, Thor: Ragnarok will see Chris Hemsworth return to the role as Thor is forced to save his homeland. It’s also set to star Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba and even Cate Blanchett BTW.
Release date: 3rd November 2017
Disney-Pixar’s upcoming film release, Coco, is inspired by the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, following a young musician in the Land of the dead.
Release date: 22nd November 2017
Star Wars (currently untitled film)
Although the title of the film hasn’t been released yet, the next instalment of the Star Wars Saga will star Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia – who had finished wrapping her scenes before her recent death. The film will also feature Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o and Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd.
Release date: 15th December 2017
Disney Films 2018
Kicking off 2018, this new Marvel film will introduce a brand new superhero: Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman will star in the main role but Sterling K Brown, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan are among his cast mates.
Release date: 16th February 2018
A Wrinkle in Time
Based on the fantasy novel of the same, the movie stars a whole host of Hollywood heavyweights from Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, to Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey.
Release date: 9th March 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
The 2018 feature will be the first half of an exciting two-part sequel, starring not only Chris Pratt but Tom Holland as Spiderman and Zoe Saldana as her Guardians of the Galaxy character, Gamora, as well.
Release date: 28th April 2018
Currently untitled Star Wars spin-off
Another Star Wars film is in the works, with this spin-off prequel following the life of Han Solo. The young Han will be played by Alden Ehrenreich, with Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and even Woody Harrelson expected to feature.
Release date: May 2018
The Incredibles 2
The long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles has finally been confirmed with Brad Bird, the original film’s writer and director, returning to the project – plus of course Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone. Some are even speculating that Jack-Jack, the baby in the original film, will be the villain in this second instalment.
Release date: 16th June 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp
The sequel to Marvel’s 2015 action movie Ant-Man welcomes back familiar favourites Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. Though the plot has been kept under wraps, it’s expected to be as big a hit as its predecessor.
Mulan is the next Disney film to follow the live-action remake trend and we are so excited. No details have been released yet but from our prior knowledge we’re assuming a young Chinese woman disguises herself as a warrior to save her father.
Release date: 2nd November 2018
Inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk, Gigantic is said to be set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, following Jack, a young boy who befriends an 11-year-old 60 ft giantess.
Release date: 21st November 2018
The live action film (starring Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil BTW) will follow the 101 Dalmatians villain, and we can’t wait. Fifty Shades writer Kelly Marvel is even tapped to write the script.
Release date: 22nd December 2018
Mary Poppins Returns
With Emily Blunt already cast as Mary Poppins in the live-action remake, it is rumoured that Meryl Streep might feature, and there is even speculation that Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke will return.
Release date: 25th December 2018
Disney Films 2019
The long-awaited female led superhero film will (finally) be coming to our screens in 2019, with Brie Larson already cast as the character, Captain Marvel, in the sci-fi action adventure film. #Girlpower
Release date: 8th March 2019
Avengers: Infinity War – Part II
The third and final instalment of The Avengers will be the twenty-second film to be released by Marvel studios. The plot is currently unknown but Evangeline Lilly will be starring as The Wasp. Enough said.
Release date: 3rd May 2019
Star Wars episode IX
Yes this is the second Star Wars film on our list. No details have been confirmed as of yet but it has been announced that the director will be Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow.
Release date: 24th May 2019
Toy Story 4
A fourth instalment of the Toy Story series and the sequel to Toy Story 3 has been confirmed, with this film focusing on the love story between Woody and Bo Peep. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the rest of the cast will be returning as the toys try to reunite Woody and Bo. We can’t wait.
Release date: 21st June 2019
The Lion King (Live Action)
Possibly the most exciting of all the Disney live action remakes, The Lion King is set to be absolutely epic with Donald Glover taking on the role of Simba, and loveable rogues Timone and Pumba played by none other than Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan.
Release date: 19th July 2019
Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel are returning to voice everyone’s favourite sisters (sorry, Olsens). The sequel to the incredibly successful 2013 Disney movie proves that we don’t, in fact, have to let it go.
Release date: 27th November 2019