Disney has announced the release dates for a series of films the enterprise is currently working on. These includes highly anticipated ‘Frozen 2’ and the ‘Lion King’ live action movie. Both movies coming in 2019, meaning we’re only a couple of years away from these heartwarming adventures.
Disney Animation posted a tweet with the official release date for the sequel to 2013 hit ‘Frozen,’ which will arrive on November 27, 2019. It’s exactly six years after the original was released. ‘The Lion King’ is coming some months earlier, on July 19, 2019. Director Jon Favreau, responsible for the acclaimed live-action reboot of ‘The Jungle Book’, also shared the news on Twitter.
Frozen 2 is coming to theaters November 27, 2019! pic.twitter.com/iW4JR2RSfm
— Disney Animation (@DisneyAnimation) April 25, 2017
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) April 25, 2017
Not many details have been shared about Elsa and Anna’s next adventure. Only that Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad will return as the voices of Elsa, Anna and Olaf, respectively. As for the remake of ‘The Lion King’, Donald Glover was chosen as the voice of Simba, while legend James Earl Jones is coming back as the voice of Mufasa.
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ will hit theaters earlier than expected
Among the release dates Disney announced, is the official release date for the latest title from the Star Wars series. ‘Episode IX’ will arrive on May 24, 2019 – not on December, the usual release month.
The Colin Trevorrow’s sequel is only two years away from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, which will hit screens on December 15 this year. An untitled Han Solo anthology prequel was also announced for 2018. That means Star Wars’ fans have three very busy years ahead.
John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver are expected to return for ‘Episode IX’. About the rumors of a Carrie Fisher feature on the trilogy-closer, Lucasfilm president cleared that the late actress will not be appearing and that all her filmed footage will be used for a posthumous feature in ‘The Last Jedi.’
Other big releases expected for 2019 include ‘Avengers 4’, ‘Toy Story 4’, and some other still-untitled productions.
‘Indiana Jones’, ‘Gigantic’ and more films get pushed back
The fifth title from the ‘Indiana Jones’ series, directed by Steven Spielberg, was initially set to be released on July 19, 2019, but was delayed until July 10, 2020. The decision isn’t surprising since Spielberg is working on other projects, like ‘Ready Player One’, an adaptation of a best-selling science-fiction novel, expected to be released in 2018. This delay also means more time for filmmakers to improve the script to get Spielberg and Harrison Ford’s approval.
The animated film ‘Gigantic’ got a two-year delay, from November 21, 2018, to November 25, 2020. ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’ was also pushed back, but only a few months, going from March 9, 2018, to November 21, 2018.
Check out the studio’s full release schedule
5/5/17 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (3D)
5/26/17 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (3D)
6/16/17 CARS 3 (3D)
11/3/17 THOR: RAGNAROK (3D)
Wed 11/22/17 COCO (3D)
12/15/17 STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (3D)
2/16/18 BLACK PANTHER (3D)
3/9/18 A WRINKLE IN TIME (3D)
4/6/18 MAGIC CAMP
5/4/18 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (3D)
5/25/18 UNTITLED HAN SOLO STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY FILM (3D)
6/15/18 THE INCREDIBLES 2 (3D)
7/6/18 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (3D)
8/3/18 UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action)
11/2/18 MULAN (Live Action) (3D)
Wed 11/21/18 RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (3D)
Tues 12/25/18 MARY POPPINS RETURNS
3/8/19 CAPTAIN MARVEL (3D)
3/29/19 UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action)
4/12/19 UNTITLED DISNEYTOON STUDIOS
5/3/19 UNTITLED AVENGERS (3D)
5/24/19 STAR WARS: EPISODE IX (3D)
6/21/19 TOY STORY 4 (3D)
7/19/19 THE LION KING (Live Action) (3D)
8/9/19 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
11/8/19 UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action)
Wed 11/27/19 FROZEN 2 (3D)
12/20/19 UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action)
3/13/20 UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION (3D)
4/3/20 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
5/1/20 UNTITLED MARVEL (3D)
6/19/20 UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION (3D)
7/10/20 UNTITLED INDIANA JONES
8/7/20 UNTITLED MARVEL (3D)
11/6/20 UNTITLED MARVEL (3D)
Wed 11/25/20 GIGANTIC (3D)
3/12/21 UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
6/18/21 UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION (3D)
Wed 11/24/21 UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION (3D)