All the Disney Movies Coming Out Between 2020 and 2027, From 'Black Widow' to 'Cruella'
Consummate planners, rejoice! Disney has announced its complete film release schedule for the next seven years, and we’re Tigger-level excited. From the live-action reboot of Cruella to the new Star Wars trilogy and the next four Avatar movies (remember when Disney acquired Fox?), here’s everything we have to look forward to from the house of the mouse (well, assuming there are no more delays in production).
1. ‘Soul’: November 20, 2020
We love a good Disney Pixar movie as much as anyone, but this flick looks especially good. In Soul, a musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul. Sure, it sounds out-there, but the characters are voiced by Tina Fey and Jamie Foxx, so it’s sure to be entertaining.
2. ‘Clouds’: October 16, 2020
Inspired by the life of Zach Sobiech, the inspirational film, which is directed by Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni, follows a talented, 17-year old musician who lives with bone cancer.
3. ‘The Empty Man’: October 23, 2020
In this horror film, an ex-police officer is investigating a young girl's disappearance when he finds himself entangled with a mysterious group that's trying to summon a supernatural entity. Spooky, just the way we like it.
4. ‘Nomadland’: December 4, 2020
Based on Jessica Bruder's book, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, the movie follows Fern (Frances McDormand) as she leaves her home in Nevada and embarks on a road trip to explore new opportunities.
5. ‘Free Guy’: December 11, 2020
Ryan Reynolds stars as a bank teller named Guy in this sci-fi comedy. When Guy realizes that he's actually a character in a video game, he desperately tries to stop the game's developers from shutting it down.
6. ‘Death on the Nile’: December 18, 2020
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. Gal Gadot and Black Panther's Letitia Wright also star in this thriller.
7. ‘The King's Man’: February 12, 2021
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. The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hollander and Djimon Hounsou.
8. ‘Antlers’: February 19, 2021
This horror film follows a teacher, Julia Meadows (Keri Russell), and her sheriff brother, Paul (Jesse Plemons), as they discover one of her students is harboring a dangerous, supernatural creature in his home.
9. ‘RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON’: March 12, 2021
Awkwafina is getting her own animated movie, people. The Crazy Rich Asians fan favorite stars in this animated film about a warrior named Raya (Cassie Steele) who tries to find the last dragon in an ancient civilization.
10. ‘Bob's Burgers: The Movie’: April 9, 2021
Although it feels like Fox has kept fans hanging for what feels like forever for the release of the Bob's Burgers movie (since 2017, to be exact), they've now officially settled on a new release date in 2021. The film will be directed by the show's creator, Loren Bouchard, and regular cast will be reprising their roles, including H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher and Dan Mintz as Tina Belcher.
11. ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’: April 23, 2021
In a world where digitally connected robots have become the norm (and every child's best friend), a young boy discovers that his bot is malfunctioning. Still, they develop a strong bond as he tries to teach the robot new things.
12. ‘BLACK WIDOW’: May 7, 2021
Marvel's Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) is finally getting her own movie. Now we’ll get to watch her endeavor to serve and protect from the Civil War to the Infinity War. We’re guessing lots of badassery ensues.
13. ‘Cruella’: May 28, 2021
Emma Stone is set to star as the iconic villain in Disney’s upcoming movie Cruella, which takes place in the ’70s and gives us a look into the life of Cruella de Vil, the fur coat-obsessed antagonist from the 1961 film 101 Dalmatians (and the subsequent Glenn Close remake).
14. ‘SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS’: July 9, 2021
Based on the Marvel comics, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings tells the story of Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), the master of kung fu.
15. ‘Jungle Cruise’: July 30, 2021
We’ve seen adaptations of Disney rides to films be wildly successful before (*cough, cough* Pirates of the Caribbean), and we expect this one will be no different. Jungle Cruise also stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt, so there’s that.
16. ‘Deep Water’: August 13, 2021
Based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, the film centers on Vic Van Allen, who allows his wife, Melinda, to have affairs so they won't get divorced. But when Melinda's partners mysteriously start to vanish, Vic becomes the prime suspect.
17. ‘The Beatles: Get Back’: August 27, 2021
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."
18. ‘The Last Duel’: October 15, 2021
The historical drama film, which stars (and was written by) Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, centers on two best friends, Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, who are suddenly forced to engage in a deadly duel after Le Gris is accused of raping de Carrouges' wife.
19. ‘ETERNALS’: November 5, 2021
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. Did we mention it stars everyone from Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) to Richard Madden (GoT), Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley)?
20. ‘WEST SIDE STORY’: DECEMBER 10, 2021
Like the Broadway version, this adaptation follows young love and the tension between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York. It stars Ansel Elgort (The Goldfinch) as Tony and newcomer Rachel Zegler as Maria.
21. ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home Sequel’: December 17, 2021
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. The main cast will return, including Zendaya as MJ, Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei as Mary Parker. Jon Watts will also be returning to direct the film.
22. ‘Nimona’: January 14, 2022
Based on the popular webcomic by Noelle Stevenson, the fantasy film will follow the adventures of Nimona, a young shapeshifter who acts as a sidekick for super-villain, Lord Ballister Blackheart.
23. ‘THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER’: February 11, 2022
Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in the fourth movie of his own personal superhero saga. Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie are also along for the ride.
24. ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’: March 25, 2022
Plot details haven’t yet been revealed, but we know Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Stephen Strange) and Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) and is the sequel to the 2016 movie Doctor Strange.
25. ‘Black Panther 2’: May 6, 2022
Thanks to the monumental success of the first film, Black Panther is returning with a sequel. However, due to Chadwick Boseman's unfortunate and untimely passing in August of 2020, Disney is now re-evaluating what the film (and future Marvel films) will look like without the original Black Panther. As of now, the film is set to start production early in 2021, though not much is known about the plot.
26. ‘UNTITLED INDIANA JONES’: JULY 29, 2022
Although little is known about the fifth film in the Indiana Jones franchise, it’s highly anticipated. With Steven Spielberg as a director and Harrison Ford reprising his role as Indy, how could anything go wrong?
27. ‘AVATAR 2’: December 16, 2022
Believe it or not, Disney is having James Cameron take another crack (or four) at Avatar. Zoe Saldana (Neytiri) and Sam Worthington (Jake Sully) will reprise their roles, and Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel and Giovanni Ribisi will also join the fold. 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.
28. ‘UNTITLED STAR WARS’: DECEMBER 22, 2023
Keep your lightsabers handy, because a new set of Star Wars films are in the works. The first in the series will be written and produced by Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. And as for parts two and three, they will be released on December 19, 2025 and December 17, 2027, respectively. The plot for these films are still a mystery, but we'll be waiting patiently for more details.