There are just three big films left in Disney’s oeuvre for 2017. “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Coco,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” all promise to make big bucks at the box office capping off what would normally be a good year for Disney, but is a bit of a let down after the mega-receipts of 2016.
Disney recently changed some of the movie release dates for some of its future films to accommodate the pushed back date for Star Wars: Episode IX due to its acquisition of a new director, J.J. Abrams, with his own vision. Disney also added dates for “Aladdin,” “Artemis Fowl,” and the untitled Christopher Robin Project. They also completely removed “Magic Camp” from the schedule.
We also learned the name of two previously untitled films, Artemis Fowl replaces one “Untitled Disney Fairy Tale” and Nicole will replace the other. “Nicole” will tell the story of Santa Claus’ daughter who takes over the family business when he retires.
The next two years have 11 films each, the record breaking year of 2016 had 13 films. With so many films, a few are bound to cannibalize the box office of other nearby films. “Frozen 2” and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019 a released with just a few weeks between them and I’m afraid Frozen 2 will take a hit.
Black Panther — 2/16/18
A Wrinkle in Time — 3/9/18
Avengers: Infinity War — 5/4/18
Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film — 5/25/18
The Incredibles 2 — 6/15/18
Ant-Man and the Wasp — 7/6/18
Untitled Christopher Robin Project — 8/3/18
Mulan (Live Action) — 11/2/18
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms — 11/2/18
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 — 11/21/18
Mary Poppins Returns — 12/25/18
Captain Marvel — 3/8/19
Dumbo (2019) — 3/29/19
Untitled Disneytoon Movie (2019) — 4/12/19
Untitled Avengers — 5/3/19
Aladdin (2019) — 5/24/19
Toy Story 4 — 6/21/19
The Lion King (Live Action) — 7/19/19
Artemis Fowl (3D) — 8/9/19
Nicole — 11/8/19
Frozen 2 — 11/27/19
Star Wars: Episode IX — 12/20/19
That’s an incredible lineup of films no matter which way you look at it.
Disney has also locked in a few weekends in 2020 and 2021 for some previously announced films, most of which are untitled. Gigantic was supposed to come out much earlier, but has been pushed back into redevelopment at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Untitled Pixar Animation (March 2020) — 3/13/20
Untitled Disney Live Action (2020) — 4/3/20
Untitled Marvel Movie (May 2020) — 5/1/20
Untitled Pixar Animation (June 2020) — 6/19/20
Untitled Indiana Jones (2019) — 7/10/20
Untitled Marvel Movie (July 2020) — 8/7/20
Untitled Marvel Movie (November 2020) — 11/6/20
Gigantic — 11/25/20
Untitled Disney Live Action (2021) — 3/12/21
Untitled Pixar Animation (3D) — 6/18/21
Untitled Disney Animation (Nov 2021) — 11/24/21
Which films on the list are you most excited about?
The 2019 Untitled Disneytoon movie is probably the Space movie announced at D23, right? I hope one of the Untitled Marvel movies is the only-in-rumors Rocket Raccoon movie. I’m excited for anything WDAS, Pixar, and Star Wars, but I’m also excited for “Christopher Robin,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Nutcracker,” and “Nicole.” Still wondering why they took “Magic Camp” off the production list! Thanks so much for the updated list, John!
Wait, wait, wait. Santa doesn’t have a daughter. He has a son named Charlie. Everyone knows that.
Artemis Fowl! Yay!
Almost all sequels and remakes. Not a lot of original ideas on that list. While I’m a fan of a number of the properties, I also like to see films that are discoveries, that are fresh and have their own new stories.
While I can’t wait for all the Marvel and Star Wars movies I’m also really interested in A Wrinkle in Time, The Incredibles 2 and Wreck it Ralph 2!