Consummate planners, rejoice! Disney is rolling out a collection of brand-new movies over the next eight years and we’re Tigger-level excited—even with their ever-changing release schedule. For instance, Marvel titles like Black Widow and Thor: Love and Thunder have been postponed multiple times and Indiana Jones has seen more delays than we can remember. But even with all of these changes, you’ll still find us eagerly awaiting the arrival of new content from the house of the mouse. From Disney’s animated film, Encanto, to the next four Avatar movies (remember when Disney acquired Fox?), here are all the upcoming Disney movies we have to look forward to between 2021 and 2028.


1. ‘Wolfgang’

Release Date: June 25, 2021
Director: David Gelb
Starring: Wolfgang Puck, Barbara Lazaroff, Byron Puck, Christina Puck, Nancy Silverton, Ruth Reichl

Gelb teams up with the creators of Chef's Table to create this candid documentary, which will chronicle the inspiring life and career of Chef Wolfgang Puck. Ready your cookware.

2. ‘Black Widow’

Release Date: July 9, 2021
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt

Marvel's Natasha Romanoff (Johansson) is finally getting her own movie. And now, we’ll get to watch the former spy endeavor to serve and protect from the Civil War to the Infinity War. We’re guessing lots of badassery ensues.

3 ‘Jungle Cruise’

Release Date: July 30, 2021
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti

We’ve seen adaptations of Disney rides to films prove wildly successful before (*cough, cough* Pirates of the Caribbean), and we expect this one will be no different. Johnson stars as Frank Wolff, a shrewd riverboat captain who agrees to help two explorers find the Tree of Life.

4. ‘Free Guy’

Release Date: August 13, 2021
Director: Shawn Levy
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, Jodie Comer

Ryan Reynolds stars as a bank teller named Guy in this fascinating sci-fi comedy. When Guy discovers that he's been living his entire life as a character inside a video game, he desperately tries to stop the game's developers from shutting it down for good.

5. ‘The Beatles: Get Back’

Release Date: August 27, 2021
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Peter Jackson is directing the long-anticipated documentary, which will feature all the footage from the group's 42-minute rooftop concert.

In a press release, Paul McCartney said: "I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about the Beatles recording together. There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the Let It Be film that came out [in 1970]. There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that."


Release Date: September 3. 2021
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Based on the Marvel comics, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings depicts the story of Shang-Chi (Liu), better known as the master of kung fu. Like Free Guy, this film will have an exclusive release in theaters starting September 3. 2021, and Disney+ subscribers will have to wait at least 45 days before it hits the streaming service.

7. ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

Release Date: September 24, 2021
Director: Michael Showalter
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Joe Ando-Hirsh, Chandler Head

Inspired by the 2000 documentary of the same name, the period drama follows the lives of married couple and controversial televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker (Chastain) and Jim Bakker (Garfield).

8. ‘The Last Duel’

Release Date: September 24, 2021
Director: Michael Showalter
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Joe Ando-Hirsh, Chandler Head

Inspired by the 2000 documentary of the same name, the period drama follows the lives of married couple and controversial televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker (Chastain) and Jim Bakker (Garfield).

9. ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

Release Date: October 22, 2021
Directors: Jean-Philippe Vine, Sarah Smith
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms, Justice Smith

Set in a futuristic world where digital, talking B-bots can befriend kids, this sci-fi comedy revolves around a middle school kid named Barney (Grazer) and his new bot, Ron. The only problem? Ron keeps malfunctioning and Barney isn’t quite sure why.

10. ‘Antlers’

Release Date: October 29, 2021
Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan

This horror film follows a teacher, Julia Meadows (Russell) and her sheriff brother, Paul (Plemons) as they discover that one of her students is harboring a dangerous, supernatural creature in his home.

11. ‘Eternals’

Release Date: November 5, 2021
Director: Chloe Zhao
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harington

Comic-book fans, get ready for the next Avengers-level Marvel ensemble cast. Based on the comic of the same name, Eternals tells the story of a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and helped shape its history.

12. ‘Encanto’

Release Date: November 24, 2021
Directors: Byron Howard and Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith
Starring: Stephanie Beatriz

Mirabel Madrigal (Beatriz), a Colombiam girl, tries to grapple with the fact that she's the only one in her family who was born without powers. But when her magical home comes under threat, she discovers that she could be the key to saving it.

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13. ‘Nightmare Alley’

Release Date: December 3, 2021
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette

Based on William Lindsay Gresham's book of the same name, this psychological thriller follows a master manipulator named Stan Carlisle (Cooper). He sets his sights on a psychiatrist named Dr. Lilith (Blanchett), but little does he know that she's more sinister than she appears.

14. ‘West Side Story’

Release Date: December 10, 2021
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno

Like the Broadway version, this musical adaptation follows young love and the tension between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York.

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15. ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Release Date: December 17, 2021
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei

After lengthy negotiations, Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures came to an agreement and, lucky for Spider-Man fans, this means they can expect a new film in the future. Plot details haven't been revealed yet, but it's likely that the story will pick up from where Spider-Man: Far From Home left off.

16. ‘The King's Man’

Release Date: December 22, 2021
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Harris Dickinson

You can expect some gory action and clever one-liners in this Kingsman film, which will be the third in the series. One man is tasked with stopping a group of history's worst tyrants from plotting a deadly war.

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17. ‘Deep Water’

Release Date: January 14, 2022
Director: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Ana de Armas, Ben Affleck, Rachel Blanchard

Based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, the film centers on Vic Van Allen (Affleck), who allows his wife, Melinda (de Armas), to have affairs so they won't get divorced. But when Melinda's partners mysteriously start to vanish, Vic becomes the prime suspect.

18. ‘Death on the Nile’

Release Date: September 17, 2021
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman

While on vacation, Detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) stumbles upon a new case when a young passenger is found murdered on the S.S Karnak Cruise Ship. We’re especially excited to see Gadot and Black Panther's Letitia Wright in this gripping thriller.

19. ‘Turning Red’

Release Date: March 11, 2022
Director: Domee Shi
Starring: TBD

The animated feature follows an adolescent girl who transforms into a giant red panda bear whenever she gets overly excited. This will be the fifth Pixar film to feature a female protagonist, following films like Finding Dory and Inside Out.

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20. ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Release Date: March 25, 2022
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong

Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame and WandaVision, the film follows Dr. Stephen Strange as he conducts research on the Time Stone, but things go haywire when he’s forced to confront a friend-turned-enemy.

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21. ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Release Date: May 6, 2022
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson

Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in the fourth movie of his superhero saga. According to Waititi, the sequel will be taking elements from Jason Aaron's Mighty Thor comic books, which sees Portman's character Jane Foster take on the mantle and powers of Thor whilst suffering from cancer.

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22. ‘Lightyear’

Release Date: June 17, 2022
Director: Angus MacLane
Starring: Chris Evans

This spin-off of Toy Story explores the origins of Buzz Lightyear (not the toy, but the pilot who inspired the toy) as he embarks on his adventures to infinity and beyond.

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23. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Release Date: July 8, 2022
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke

Thanks to the huge success of the first film, Black Panther is officially returning with a sequel. Due to Chadwick Boseman's death in August 2020, Disney had to re-evaluate the film’s storyline, but as of now, production is in full swing (though not much is known about the plot).

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24. Indiana Jones Film (Untitled)

Release Date: July 29, 2022
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen

Although little is known about the famous archaeologist’s future adventures, fans are eagerly awaiting this follow-up. With Steven Spielberg as a director and Harrison Ford reprising his role as Indy, how could anything go wrong?

25. ‘The Marvels’

Release Date: November 11, 2022
Director: Nia DaCosta
Starring: Brie Larson, Zawe Ashton, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani

We may not have plot details just yet, but we do know that Larson will be reprising her role in this Captain Marvel sequel. Fans of the Disney+ TV show Ms. Marvel are also in for a treat, since Vellani, who plays Kamala Khan, will appear as her original character.

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26. ‘Avatar 2’

Release Date: December 16, 2022
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel

Believe it or not, Disney is having Cameron take another crack (or four) at Avatar, and both Saldana (Neytiri) and Worthington (Jake Sully) will reprise their roles. Although details have yet to be revealed about the following sequels, a lineup of release dates has already been announced. Part three will come out December 20, 2024, part four will be released on December 18, 2026 and part five, on December 22, 2028.

27. ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

Release Date: February 17, 2023
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer

We could never get tired of seeing Paul Rudd shrink in size as he fights the bad guys. The film’s plot hasn't been confirmed, but we imagine that this third installment will be filled with quirky humor and plenty of fast-paced action.

28. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

Release Date: May 5, 2023
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Debicki

Fans have been kept in the dark about what's next for this superhero squad, but it's safe to say they have very high expectations. (Fingers crossed that we get to see even more Groot.)

29. ‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’

Release Date: December 23, 2023
Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: TBD

Fun fact: This will be the first ever Star Wars film to be directed by a woman. And according to the official Star Wars website, the movie will "introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy."

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30. Untitled Star Wars Films

Release Dates: 2025, 2027
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

Keep your lightsabers handy, because another set of Star Wars films is coming. Initially, Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss planned to write and produce these films, set to release in 2022, 2024, and 2026. However, they ultimately exited the project to focus on their Netflix deal. So now, in addition to Rogue Squadron, two additional Star Wars films are expected in 2025 and 2027. The plot for these films are still a mystery, but we'll be waiting patiently for more details.

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