Get to speculating folks, because Disney just lined up their non-Star Wars movie release date calendar through 2023, and it’s jam-packed with all the untitled Marvel, live-action, and animation movie you could ask for (some would argue more, at that — how many live-action adaptations can you make?!) In fact, there are far more mystery titles on this list than rumored projects in development — especially when it comes to those Marvel movies.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has articulated time and again that Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 mark a culmination of the entire MCU to date and remained guarded on what comes after, insisting that the folks over at the studio have kept the focus on finishing out Phase 3. But now, with a slew of new release dates on the docket, it seems likely that Feige and Co. have nailed down the game plan for Phase 4 of the Marvel universe.
Or at least a loose version of it — with that Disney/Fox deal on track to close within the scheduled window, no doubt Feige’s team has come up with some contingency plans a bit like they did with Civil War. Ahead of the groundbreaking Sony deal, the Marvel creative team came up with plans for both a movie with and without the friendly neighborhood web-slinger. The only post-Avengers 4 movie that’s been openly discussed so far is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (though it hasn’t been directly confirmed), but you can probably put safe odds on at least one of these movies being a Black Panther sequel. Just a hunch. But Feige has done a damn fine job keeping the rest a mystery for now. Hopefully, we’ll get another full-on Phase 4 title reveal soon.
A few other major shakeups are hiding in there, too. Mulan got a major release date bump, from November 2018 all the way back to March 2020, bringing dishonor to us all, and the female Santa Clause holiday picture Nicole has been removed from the schedule. The film was previously set to land in theaters in November 2019, with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader in talks to star. Per Variety, the Christmas comedy has jumped over to Disney’s bourgeoning over-the-top streaming service, which is expected to launch in 2019.
Now, onto all those untitled live-action movies. Daaaaaamn. That’s a lot remakes and reboots. Of course, Disney’s live-action wing doesn’t just revamp the beloved animated properties (though looking at the box office behind recent hits like The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, I’m willing to bet a whole lot of these fall in that camp), they also produce lowkey dramas like Queen of Katwe and Million Dollar Arm and fantasy adaptations like The BFG and A Wrinkle in Time. As for what some of the live action titles might be, here’s a full breakdown of all the live-action remakes Disney has in development, which range from old school classics like Pinnochio and Snow White to peak nostalgia remakes like The Little Mermaid, and some weirder stuff like a Prince Charming movie.
For now, you can find the new release date lineup below, and be sure to check out our breakdown of all the upcoming superhero movies while you’re at it.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR previously dated 5/4/18 moves to 4/27/18
DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is final title of previous UNTITLED CHRISTOPHER ROBIN PROJECT – previously announced date of 8/3/18 is unchanged
MULAN previously dated on 11/2/18 moves to 3/27/20
UNTITLED DISNEYTOON STUDIOS previously dated on 4/12/19 is now removed from schedule
PENGUINS (DISNEYNATURE) now dated on 4/19/19
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 10/4/19
NICOLE previously dated on 11/8/19 is now removed from schedule
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 11/8/19
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 2/14/20
UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION previously dated on 3/13/20 moves to 3/6/20
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION previously dated on 4/3/20 moves to 5/29/20
UNTITLED MARVEL previously dated 8/7/20 moves to 7/31/20 *This movie is now “unset”
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated 10/9/20
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated 12/23/20
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated 2/12/21
UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 5/7/21
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 5/28/21
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 7/9/21
UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 7/30/21
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated 10/8/21
UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 11/5/21
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 12/22/21
UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 2/18/22
UNTITLED PIXAR now dated on 3/18/22
UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 5/6/22
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 5/27/22
UNTITLED PIXAR now dated on 6/17/22
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 7/8/22
UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 7/29/22
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 10/7/22
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 11/4/22
UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION now dated on 11/23/22
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 12/16/22
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 2/17/23