Disney is making some serious moves on its release calendar today. Following the news of an Ant-Man sequel and subsequent Marvel release date changes, the Mouse House has officially slated The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 on the calendar. While folks are probably most looking forward to director Brad Bird’s superhero follow-up, we’ll have to wait quite a bit for that one. Incredibles 2 won’t drop until June 21, 2019. The only other thing slated for June 2019 right now is Justice League Part Two, which opens a week earlier, so it’ll be a bit of a battle between the superhero pics, it appears. Pretty sly move by Disney and a maybe not-so-subtle dig at rival superhero studio Warner Bros.
But if you’re a big Cars fan (anyone? anyone at all?), you’ll get that follow-up sooner rather than later. Cars 3, directed by John Lasseter, will open in theaters on June 16, 2017. That’s the old date of Toy Story 4, which has now been pushed back an entire year to June 15, 2018. Lasseter is also attached to direct that picture with a screenplay by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack and a romantic bent, but it appears that Cars 3 is further ahead in development and thus has taken over that 2017 slot.
Elsewhere, Disney has dated four new “Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live-Action)” films, which means live-action reboots of animated movies. They have a lot on the docket, including Mary Poppins, Sword in the Stone, Mulan, and Tinkerbell, so there’s no telling which movies these are. Disney has also slated two new untitled Pixar movies for 2020.
Got that straight? No worries, check out a full rundown of today’s Disney release date announcements below.
- Cars 3 – June 16, 2017
- Untitled Disney Fairy Tale – December 22, 2017
- Toy Story 4 – June 15, 2018
- Untitled Disney Fairy Tale – November 2, 2018
- Untitled Disney Fairy Tale – March 29, 2019
- Untitled Disneytoon Studios – April 12, 2019
- The Incredibles 2 – June 21, 2019
- Untitled Disney Fairy Tale – November 8, 2019
- Untitled Pixar Animation – March 13, 2020
- Untitled Pixar Animation – June 19, 2020
- Untitled Disney Animation – November 25, 2020