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Disney Announces Nine films Coming to the Big Screen

By Ana Marino
Posted On Apr 26, 2016
Disney Announces Nine films Coming to the Big Screen

Brace yourselves, Disney will be taking over the big screen for the next four years with just announced release dates for nine new live action films.

As a Disney fanatic, imagine my excitement when news came flooding in! We are already waiting for The Beauty and The Beast live action adaptation coming out next year but now there is so much more to be eager about. The nine films announced include sequels to the recent live action fairy tale hits, Maleficent and The Jungle Book!

Variety included released dates announced by the company. However there was no specification of which movies match which date, but we can guess!

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

The list includes spin-offs to classics, as well as remakes and more Disney originals!

A Wrinkle in Time

The company is going forward with Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic.

Cruella

 

Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

A spin-off to the classic 101 Dalmatians, and who is starring as the evil fur lover? None other than Emma Stone!

Dumbo

Yes! The Mouse House is remaking the Dumbo movie, and Tim Burton has been chosen as director. Let’s expect a very spooky remake!

The Jungle Book 2

 

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Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

*Eyes popping out*

Given the movie’s success at the box office, grossing $191.5m nationally and more than $500m worldwide! It is no surprise that Disney has decided to create a sequel to the film.

Jungle Cruise

 

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Remember that Magic Kingdom ride at Walt Disney World and Disneyland named exactly the same? Well, the movie is coming out starring our favorite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!

Maleficent 2

 

Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

We loved this movie and were wondering when the sequel was coming out! Don’t worry it will hit theaters by 2019!

Mary Poppins

 

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Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

No, it is not another remake! It is the very much anticipated sequel, and it is rumored that Emily Blunt will be starring in it. Also rumored to be co-starring is none other than the genius creator of Hamilton and In the heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

I don’t know about you, but we think the ballet show is amazing, and I bet the movie will be ten times better! Another movie to add to the Christmas movie binge watch party.

Tinker Bell

 

Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Last but not less important, the most famous fairy of them all is getting her own live-action spin-off. And out of all the stars confirmed or rumored to be reprising the previous roles this one has to be my favorite. Say hello to Reese Witherspoon, your favorite fairy!

 

Isn’t this announcement the best?! I can’t wait for all of these movies to hit theaters already. But while we wait, Disney has us covered with Alice through the Looking Glass coming out this May, Finding Dory follows in June, and Hawaiian Princess Moana is set to be released this November.

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