Disney Announces EIGHT New Marvel Film Release Dates As MCU Enters Next Phase
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Disney Studios has announced a massive slate of films all set to be released between now and 2027 - including EIGHT new Marvel films.
The films will see in the next part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) - as Phase 3 draws to an end with recent box office smash Avengers: Endgame, and July release Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The slate shows eight spots for 'Untitled Marvel' projects - on May 1, 2020, November 6, 2020, February 12, 2021, May 7, 2021, November 5, 2021, February 18, 2022, May 6, 2022, July 29, 2022.
It could mean another run out for characters like Dr Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel as the new superhero collective is led by Spider-Man.
An origins film around Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow is also heavily rumoured - and could even start shooting this summer.
The Walt Disney Studios' 2019 summer slate continues with Disney's Aladdin (May 24), Fox's Dark Phoenix (June 7), Pixar's Toy Story 4 (June 21), Fox's Stuber (July 12), and Disney's The Lion King (July 19).
Fox 2000's The Art of Racing in the Rain moves up to August 9, and Fox Searchlight's Ready or Not will be released August 23, while three films move to later dates: Ad Astra (September 20, 2019), The New Mutants (April 3, 2020), and Artemis Fowl (May 29, 2020).
The Studios' 2019 slate rounds out with Fox's The Woman in the Window October 4 and Ford V. Ferrari November 15, followed by Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil October 18, Disney Animation's Frozen 2 November 22, Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker December 20, and Blue Sky Studios' Spies in Disguise, moving from September 13 to Christmas.
Early 2020 titles include Fox's Underwater January 10, a new Kingsman movie February 14, and Call of the Wild February 21, followed by Pixar's Onward March 6 and Disney's Mulan March 27. In late 2020, Fox's West Side Story adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, will open December 18, followed by Disney's Cruella, opening Wednesday, December 23, for the long holiday weekend.
The updated calendar also sets release dates for major franchises Avatar and Star Wars. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker bringing the original Skywalker Saga to its conclusion in 2019, three new as-yet-untitled Star Wars films will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2022.
Four more Avatar films will be released on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2021.
"We're excited to put in place a robust and diverse slate that lays the foundation of our long-term strategy, bringing together a breadth of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight, and Blue Sky Studios to create an extraordinary collection of cinematic experiences for audiences around the world," said Cathleen Taff, President, Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management, and Business & Audience Insights, The Walt Disney Studios.
"With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios-including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars."
Here is the complete Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Release Schedule:
5/10/19 FSL TOLKIEN
5/24/19 DIS ALADDIN
6/7/19 FOX DARK PHOENIX
6/21/19 DIS TOY STORY 4
7/12/19 FOX STUBER
7/19/19 DIS LION KING, THE
8/9/19 FOX ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, THE
8/23/19 FSL READY OR NOT
9/20/19 FOX AD ASTRA
10/4/19 FOX WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, THE
10/18/19 DIS MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
11/15/19 FOX FORD v. FERRARI
11/22/19 DIS FROZEN 2
12/20/19 DIS STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
12/25/19 FOX SPIES IN DISGUISE
1/10/20 FOX UNDERWATER
2/14/20 FOX UNTITLED KINGSMAN MOVIE
2/21/20 FOX CALL OF THE WILD
3/6/20 DIS ONWARD
3/27/20 DIS MULAN
4/3/20 FOX NEW MUTANTS, THE
5/1/20 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
5/29/20 DIS ARTEMIS FOWL
6/19/20 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION
7/3/20 FOX FREE GUY
7/17/20 FOX BOB'S BURGERS
7/24/20 DIS JUNGLE CRUISE
8/14/20 DIS ONE AND ONLY IVAN, THE
10/9/20 FOX DEATH ON THE NILE
11/6/20 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
11/6/20 FOX RON'S GONE WRONG
11/25/20 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
12/18/20 FOX WEST SIDE STORY
12/23/20 DIS CRUELLA
2/12/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
3/5/21 FOX NIMONA
3/12/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
5/7/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
5/28/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
6/18/21 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION
7/9/21 DIS UNTITLED INDIANA JONES
7/30/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
10/8/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
11/5/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
11/24/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
12/17/21 FOX AVATAR 2
2/18/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
3/18/22 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR
5/6/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
5/27/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
6/17/22 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR
7/8/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
7/29/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
10/7/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
11/4/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
11/23/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
12/16/22 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS
2/17/23 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
12/22/23 FOX AVATAR 3
12/20/24 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS
12/19/25 FOX AVATAR 4
12/18/26 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS
12/17/27 FOX AVATAR 5