‘Black Panther 2’, ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ & More Upcoming Disney Movies to Expect Between 2022 and 2028

Consummate planners, rejoice! Disney is rolling out a collection of brand-new movies over the next six years and we’re Tigger-level excited—even with their ever-changing release schedule. For instance, Marvel title Black Panther 2 has been postponed multiple times, and Indiana Jones has seen more delays than we can count. But even with these changes, you’ll still find us eagerly awaiting the arrival of new content from the house of the mouse.

From Hocus Pocus 2 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 2022 and 2028.


1. ‘pinocchio’

  • Release Date: September 8, 2022
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Starring: Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Cynthia Erivo

This timeless classic is getting the live-action treatment—and judging by this trailer and the star-studded cast, it already looks promising. Hanks stars as the kind-hearted toymaker who builds Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who magically comes to life, courtesy of the Blue Fairy.

2. ‘hocus Pocus 2’

  • Release Date: September 30, 2022
  • Director: Anne Fletcher
  • Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

The Sanderson sisters are at it again in this highly-anticipated sequel, which takes place 29 years after the events of Hocus Pocus. This time, three high schoolers must work together to defeat the powerful trio when they return to modern-day Salem.

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3. ‘black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Release Date: November 11, 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 returning with a sequel. Not much is known about the sequel’s plot, but Coogler did confirm that it will include a tribute to late actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred as T'Challa in the first installment. Filming started in June 2021 and wrapped in March 2022 in Puerto Rico.

4. ‘disenchanted’

  • Release Date: November 24, 2022
  • Director: Adam Shankman
  • Starring: Amy Adams, James Marsden, Maya Rudolph, Jayma Mays

If you've ever wondered what happened to Giselle after she got her happy ending, this follow-up will give you plenty of answers and even more magical spells. Set 15 years after the first film, Giselle, Robert and his daughter move to a new town, which proves to be challenging. But when Giselle wishes for her family to have a perfect life, it only leads to more chaos.

5. ‘avatar: The Way Of Water’

  • Release Date: December 16, 2022
  • Director: James Cameron
  • Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis

Disney is having Cameron take another crack (or four) at Avatar, and both Saldana (Neytiri) and Worthington (Jake Sully) will reprise their roles. According to the official logline from 20th Century Fox, this installment takes place more than a decade after the events of the first film. It tells “the story of the Sully family, the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.”

Although details have yet to be revealed about the other 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.

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6. ‘ant-man And The Wasp: Quantumania’

  • Release Date: February 17, 2023
  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton, Jonathan Majors

We could never get tired of seeing Paul Rudd shrink in size as he fights the bad guys. Plot details haven't been confirmed just yet, but Newton is joining the cast as Cassie Lang and Majors will play Kang the Conqueror. We imagine that this third installment will be filled with quirky humor and plenty of fast-paced action.

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7. ‘three Men And A Baby’

  • Release Date: February 2023
  • Director: Maurice Marable
  • Star: Zac Efron

Eighties movie buffs are in for a treat with this reboot. It's still in the pre-production stage, so aside from Efron, no other cast members have been confirmed. It's unclear whether the main characters will be changed, but it’s very likely that the plot, which involves three single men trying to care for a baby, will have a few modern twists.

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8. ‘haunted Mansion’

  • Release Date: March 10, 2023
  • Director: Justin Simien
  • Stars: Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito

In this upcoming horror comedy, Dawson stars as a single mother who attempts to start a new life with her son by moving into a New Orleans mansion. But when they get settled, she discovers that their lavish new home is actually haunted by ghosts. (FYI, this isn’t a remake of the 2003 Eddie Murphy comedy, but a standalone title.)

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9. ‘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 the main cast is returning, and it's safe to say that fans have very high expectations. (Fingers crossed that we get to see even more Groot.)

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10. ‘the Little Mermaid’

  • Release Date: May 26, 2023
  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Starring: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Melissa McCarthy

Bailey will take on the big screen as Ariel in this remake, where the mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to get human legs and explore the human world. We already know that the singing will be out of this world—especially since McCarthy revealed that Bailey’s voice moved her to tears.

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11. ‘indiana Jones 5’

  • Release Date: June 30, 2023
  • Director: James Mangold
  • Starring: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen

After several delays, thanks to the pandemic and production setbacks, the fifth Indiana Jones film is set to hit theaters in 2023. Not much is known about the famous archaeologist’s future adventures, but fans have been eagerly awaiting this follow-up since it was announced in 2016. With Steven Spielberg as a director and Harrison Ford reprising his role as Indy, how could anything go wrong?

12. ‘the Marvels’

Release Date: July 28, 2023
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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13. ‘blade’

  • Release Dates: November 3, 2023
  • Director: TBD
  • Starring: TBD

Marvel has yet to share plot and details, but we do know that it will be a remake of the classic 1998 superhero film. Here's hoping we'll at least get a cameo from Wesley Snipes, AKA the original vampire hunter.

14. ‘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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15. ‘captain America: New World Order’

  • Release Dates: May 3, 2024
  • Director: TBD
  • Starring: Anthony Mackie

Step aside, Steve Rogers. This installment, which will be set immediately after the events of the Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will follow the fearless Sam Wilson as Captain America.

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16. ‘thunderbolts’

  • Release Dates: July 26, 2024
  • Director: Jake Schreier
  • Starring: TBD

Per Deadline, the film will follow a group of villains who are sent on missions commissioned by the government. The outlet also predicts that characters like Baron Zemo, Yelena Belova, Ghost, Taskmaster, The Abomination, US Agent and the Winter Soldier will appear.

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17. ‘fantastic Four’

  • Release Date: November 8, 2024
  • Director: TBD
  • Starring: TBD

Ever since Kevin Feige confirmed that Fantastic Four would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of phase four, we’ve been keeping a close eye on Marvel’s official accounts for new updates. But per IMDB, it’s still in pre-production, no cast members have been confirmed and the plot is still under wraps.

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18. ‘avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

  • Release Dates: May 2, 2025
  • Director: TBD
  • Starring: TBD

There's no word on the official premise just yet, but the original comic revolves around Kang the Conqueror, a warlord from the 30th century who, with his son, tries to take over the planet in the modern-day world. According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo will not return to direct this installment.

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19. ‘avengers: Secret Wars’

  • Release Dates: November 7, 2025
  • Director: TBD
  • Starring: TBD

According to the original comics, the story is about a cosmic entity, known as the Beyonder, who kidnaps Marvel’s most famous heroes and teleports them to the "Battleworld," forcing them all to fight to the death. This ought to be interesting...

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20. ‘sister Act 3’

  • Release Date: TBD
  • Director: Tim Federle
  • Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Wendy Makkena

Yes, the glorious Delores is making a comeback and we couldn’t be more ready. And as a bonus, it’s very likely that Kathy Najimy will also return as the jolly Sister Mary Patrick, since she gushed about how much she enjoyed working on the films on The Jess Cagle Show.

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21. ‘aladdin 2’

  • Release Date: TBD
  • Director: Guy Ritchie
  • Starring: Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud

Our best guess is that this live-action sequel will be loosely inspired by The Return of Jafar, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if the writers decided to take a different route. IMDB estimates that the film will hit theaters in 2025, so fans definitely have a long wait ahead of them.

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22. ‘peter Pan & Wendy’

  • Release Date: TBD
  • Director: David Lowery
  • Starring: Alexander Molony. Ever Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Molly Parker, Alan Tudyk

Molony will take on the title role as Peter Pan, the young boy who won't grow up. In this live-action remake, Peter invites three young siblings to join him for a magical trip to Neverland.

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23. ‘disney's Snow White’

  • Release Date: TBD
  • Director: Marc Webb
  • Starring: Gal Gadot, Rachel Zegler, Andrew Burnap

With so many Disney classics getting a live-action remake, it’s only fitting that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs get to join the bunch. Zegler plays the young princess, who gets targeted by an evil queen and flees into the forest, where she meets an adorable group of dwarfs.

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24. ‘deadpool 3’

  • Release Date: TBD
  • Director: Shawn Levy
  • Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Uggams

We may not know the plot, but one thing’s for sure: The writers are having the best time creating this third installment. Screenwriter Rhett Reese told ScreenRant, "We’re mad scientists back in the laboratory again. Deadpool is our favorite who will always be the character I think we’re most associated with, and we’re very grateful for being allowed to write him again. So it’s a blast. It’s like going back to school again after having summer off. It’s pretty fun."

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25. ‘star Wars: A Droid Story’

  • Release Date: TBD
  • Director: TBD
  • Starring: TBD

So far, we know that this will be a Lucasfilm production and that it's set to release sometime in 2025, according to IMDB. Plus, the upcoming film will feature iconic robots C-3PO and R2-D2 in starring roles.

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26. Rian Johnson Trilogy

  • Release Date: TBD
  • Director: TBD
  • Starring: TBD

There haven’t been too many updates since Johnson confirmed this trilogy in 2021, largely because he’s been keeping busy with his Knives Out films. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told Vanity Fair, “I’ve had meetings with Rian; he’s somebody that’s come in as part of our little brain trust discussions along the way. He remains very committed to what it is we’re trying to do. He just literally hasn’t had the time to devote.”

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27. 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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