While we tend to only think of Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar when the topic of Disney’s dominance comes up, they’ve pretty much got the live-action fairy tale market on lockdown. And with no end to their remakes of classic tales in sight, Disney has gone ahead and revealed a slew of release dates for some untitled projects, while confirming a few that have long been expected.
With “The Jungle Book” tops at the box office for a second week in a row, Disney has confirmed there will be a sequel, which Jon Favreau will direct. The current film already has $533M worldwide and doesn’t appear to be slowing down. No word on if they’ll be able to wrangle the same A-list voice cast, but you can bet Disney will try. Angelina Jolie will be returning for “Maleficent 2”, with Linda Woolverton back to pen the screenplay. It was up in the air for a while if Jolie would be back as the Sleeping Beauty villainess, but it looks like a deal has been inked. There are no confirmed dates for either of these films, but you can bet they’ll fill two of the announced slots. You can see the complete list of dates below, followed by a list Disney provided of all of fairy tale and live-action projects in the works. That was generous of them. Mickey Mouse would approve, Scrooge McDuck probably wouldn’t.
Surprisingly not on the list yet could be announced in the future? A “Cinderella” sequel, considering it earned over $540M last year.
UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) previously dated on 12/22/17 moves up to 7/28/17
UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 4/6/18
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 8/3/18
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 12/25/18
UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 12/20/19
“Cruella” with Emma Stone set for the title role and Kelly Marcel writing
“A Wrinkle in Time” with Ava DuVernay attached to direct and Jennifer Lee writing
“Jungle Cruise” with Dwayne Johnson set to star and John Requa and Glenn Ficarra writing
“Dumbo” with director Tim Burton and writer Ehren Kruger
A sequel to “Mary Poppins” with director Rob Marshall, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Maleficent 2” with Angelia Jolie set to return in the title role and Linda Woolverton writing
“The Nutcracker” and the Four Realms with director Lasse Hallstrom and writer Ashleigh Powell
“The Jungle Book 2” with both director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks returning
A Tinker Bell project with Reese Witherspoon set to star and Victoria Strouse writing