Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming slate already includes two exciting fairy tale tentpoles, Alice Through the Looking Glass (5/27/16) and Beauty and the Beast (3/17/17), as well as this summer’s Pete’s Dragon (8/12/16), and the Disney Live Action team is currently reimagining several other classic stories for today’s audience. Some of the films that will be dated in the coming weeks and months that are currently in development include:
- Cruella with Emma Stone set for the title role and Kelly Marcel writing.
- A Wrinkle in Time with Ava DuVernay attached to direct and Jennifer Lee writing.
- Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson set to star and John Requa and Glenn Ficarra writing.
- Dumbo with director Tim Burton and writer Ehren Kruger.
- A sequel to Mary Poppins with director Rob Marshall, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- Maleficent 2 with Angelia Jolie set to return in the title role and Linda Wolverton writing.
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with director Lasse Hallstrom and writer Ashleigh Powell.
- The Jungle Book 2 with both director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks returning.
- A Tinker Bell project with Reese Witherspoon set to star and Victoria Strouse writing.
- The studio has also updated their release schedule with the following dates:
- 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
So, we have our fingers crossed that all of these get greenlit! Some of these films will have dates attached to them in the coming months. We can’t wait to see what’s next for Walt Disney Studios!