It’s enough to get a release date for one or two movies, but today the announcement was made for a slew or projects, including hotly anticipated productions from Disney•Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Marvel, through 2020. Get ready folks, it’s going to be a fun few years.
Let’s take a look at Marvel first: a sequel to this summer’s delightful Ant-Man has been announced. Ant-Man and the Wasp will hit theaters on July 6, 2018. (Also how great is that title?) Black Panther will now arrive on February 16, 2018. Captain Marvel will open March 8, 2019, right before the first half of the two-part, entirely-shot-in-IMAX Avengers: Infinity Wars debuts. Three untitled Marvel movies have already been announced for 2020; they’ll arrive on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020, respectively.
On the Disney•Pixar side of the house, Cars 3 is now coming out on June 16, 2017 and Toy Story 4, to be co-directed by John Lasseter and Josh Cooley from a script by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, will open on June 15, 2018. Another feverishly anticipated sequel, The Incredibles 2, will debut on June 21, 2019. And Coco, Disney•Pixar’s eye-popping ode to the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos directed by Lee Unkrich, will come out on November 22, 2017.
Speaking of unannounced films that were given release dates, Disney has announced that several live action fairy tale films will hit on December 22, 2017, November 2, 2018, March 29, 2019 and November 8, 2019. Plus there will be an untitled Disneytoon Studios movie on April 12, 2019, two untitled Disney•Pixar movies on March 13, 2020, and June 19, 2020, and an untitled Walt Disney Animation Studios movie for November 25, 2020.
But with all of these mystery projects, at least one mystery was solved with this announcement: the untitled Walt Disney Animation Studios film previously set for March 6, 2018, has now been solidified as Gigantic, Disney’s take on the Jack and the Beanstalk story, to be directed by Tangled filmmaker Nathan Greno.