Disney has had some of the biggest box office years of any studio in the history of movies in recent memory. The studio has produced so many blockbusters in the last few years, it honestly is starting to look easy, and with a look at everything that it has coming in the next few years, the juggernaut studio shows no signs of slowing down.
Between all the different properties that the entertainment company owns, and with Fox having joined the team not that long ago, there's a nearly endless stream of movies planned for the rest of this decade. Here is everything currently on the official release calendar: Whatever your particular passion, animated or live-action, superheroes or science fiction, they have it all. This is your one-stop shop for all things Disney, including Star Wars, Marvel movies, and upcoming Fox projects. Here are all the movies coming from the popular conglomerate, for the rest of this year and beyond.
Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania
Release Date: February 17, 2023
The third movie in Marvel's Ant-Man franchise, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, will see the return of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the title characters, as well as the return of director Peyton Reed. Jonathan Majors has joined the cast as Marvel villain, Kang the Conqueror. The first trailer for Quantumania revealed the majority of the film will take place inside the Quantum realm. The newest trailer teases that Scott Lang may be considering turning back time in order to get back the years he lost with his daughter.
Release Date: April 7, 2023
Chevalier is based on the true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the son of a slave and a plantation owner who became a star in French society. Kelvin Harrison Jr. plays the lead in a film co-starring Samara Weaving and Minnie Driver.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3
Release Date: May 5, 2023
Originally set to be launching the point for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will finally arrive in 2023 under director James Gunn. All the core cast will be back, and Will Poulter has joined the film as Adam Warlock. The first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 revealed our first look at villain the High Evolutionary and hinted that the origins of Rocket will be central to the story. The film is expected to end the story of this team of Guardians and James Gunn has previously said he will not return to the franchise.
The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)
Release Date: May 26, 2023
Disney’s live-action remakes of its animated hits have been some of the popular company’s biggest successes on the big screen, and The Little Mermaid was the movie that kicked off the Disney Renaissance and brought the Mouse House back to its place as the king of theatrical animation. When these two things come together, it could end up being one of the biggest movies of the year.
Release Date: June 2, 2023
In the years during and since the pandemic we've seen a lot of movies that were intended for theatrical distribution make the move to streaming platforms instead. Now, a big movie has gone the other way. An adaptation of Stephen King's The Boogeyman, which had been destined for Hulu, has now been moved onto the theatrical calendar, seemingly showing a great deal of faith in the film
Release Date: June 16, 2023
Pixar has previously given life to toys, emotions, and even human souls. In Elemental, we’ll see the elements of fire, water, earth, and air personified. Directed by The Good Dinosaur’s Peter Sohn. The first trailer for Elemental teases what looks to be Pixar's first rom-com, which has incredible potential.
Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny
Release Date: June 30, 2023
After 15 years, Indiana Jones will return one more time. The first trailer revealed the official title, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and showed off both an older Indy, as well as de-aged Harrison Ford, indicating that the new adventure will have elements tied to Indy's past. James Mangold will take over the directing duties on Indiana Jones 5 from Steven Spielberg. Mads Mikkelsen is on board to play the film’s villain, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge is playing Indy’s goddaughter.
Release Date: July 28, 2023
What was once called Captain Marvel 2 is now known as The Marvels. While little is known about the project beyond the title, that title implies a lot. WandaVision gave superpowers to Monica Rambeau, and we know that Iman Vellani, who recently debuted as Ms. Marvel in her own Disney+ series prior to this film, is also set to co-star. We can likely expect both to join forces with Brie Larson's Carol Danvers, though to what end remains to be seen.
Release Date: August 11, 2023
This studio has been somewhat hit or miss when it comes to movies based on Disney theme park rides. One of the previous failures was a movie based on the popular Haunted Mansion. But, never let it be said they won’t try again after a failure. The new movie stars Rosario Dawson as a woman who moves into the titular New Orleans mansion, but then needs to find help when she discovers it’s already inhabited, but 999 happy haunts.
A Haunting In Venice
Release Date: September 15, 2023
A Haunting in Venice will see the return of Kenneth Branagh's Hercule Poirot for a third big screen outing. This time things take a turn for the supernatural when Poirot attends a séance, where another guest turns up dead. As with previous entries, this one will be a star studded affair with Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, and Michelle Yeoh appearing alongside several others.
Next Goal Wins
Release Date: September 22, 2023
Following his success with Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi’s next directorial effort will shift focus from superhero action to sports action. Next Goal Wins tells the true story of Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender), who is hired to coach the national soccer team of American Samoa, seen as one of the worst teams in the world.
Release Date: October 6, 2023
True Love sounds like a generic title for a romantic drama, but this movie will likely be anything but generic. Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney, Ken Wantanabe, and more, the movie is actually a science fiction film, though at this point that’s about all we know for sure, as Edwards isn’t saying much else about his new movie.
Release Date: November 22, 2023
Wish was officially confirmed at D23 Expo 2022, and while few details are known, it looks to be an animated feature in the company’s tradition. Written by Jennifer Lee and co-directed by Chris Buck, both previously of the Frozen franchise, the film will follow a new Disney Princess named Asha, who’s voiced by Oscar winner Ariana DeBose. The story will reportedly include lots of Disney easter eggs, and a star that Asha wishes upon will be a major character.
Release Date: December 1, 2023
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Release Date: March 1, 2024
Elio is the story of an 11-year-old boy who gets transported across the galaxy and finds himself mistaken for an ambassador for the planet Earth. Newcomer Yonas Kibreab voices Elio, while America Ferrera will voice the boy's mother. Adrian Molina, the co-director of Coco, will be helming this one as his first solo directorial effort for Pixar.
Disney’s Snow White
Release Date: March 22, 2024
Before most people saw her in West Side Story, Rachel Zegler was cast in the live-action adaptation of Snow White. After the world saw that dance-filled remake, though, we could not wait to see this updated story. This one goes back to the original hit for Walt Disney Studios, and while we know this Snow White adaptation will make some key changes to the original story. It will also include some new original songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of The Greatest Showman.
Captain America: New World Order
Release Date: May 3, 2024
The fourth Captain America movie will be the first one not to star Chris Evans in the title role. Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson took on the mantle in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, and he’ll take Cap back to the big screen in Captain America: New World Order. Not a lot is known about the film at this time, but it will see the long awaited return of Tim Blake Nelson to the MCU as The Leader as well as Harrison Ford taking over the role of "Thunderbolt" Ross from the late William Hurt.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Release Date: May 24, 2024
Inside Out 2
Release Date: June 14, 2024
Pixar has released a string of generally well received original films in the last few years, but we’ll see our first direct sequel since Toy Story 4 with Inside Out 2 in 2024. The project is in the very early stages, and it’s possible not all of the core voice cast from Inside Out will be back, but the first film is one of the most well regarded Pixar movies ever, so a sequel is welcome to many fans.
Mufasa: The Lion King
Release Date: July 5, 2024
The Lion King was a massive hit as both a traditionally animated film and as a technically impressive CGI remake. While that success meant several direct-to-video sequels for the original, it means a CGI prequel for the remake. Mufasa: The Lion King will follow the life of Simba’s father, and it’s set to be directed by the great Barry Jenkins, so this one is going to be worth checking out.
Release Date: July 26, 2024
It’s going to be a long time in between Avengers movies for the MCU, but in 2024 we’ll get a different sort of team-up with with Marvel’s version of the Suicide Squad, Thunderbolts. At D23 2022 we learned who the Thunderbolts team will consist of: Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Florence Pugh’s Yelena, David Harbour’s Red Guardian, and Olga Kurylenko’s Taskmaster, all from Black Widow. The team will also include Wyatt Russell’s US Agent from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Hannah John Kamen’s Ghost from Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Release Date: August 16, 2024
Release Date: September 6, 2024
First revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, we knew that Mahershala Ali would play Blade in the same instant we learned a Blade movie was even happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At this point, that’s still basically all we know. Director Bassam Tariq recently left the film, causing a delay in production and release date, but the movie is still reportedly moving forward.
Untitled Deadpool Movie
Release Date: November 8, 2024
One Marvel hero that fans have been very curious about is Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. Marvel kept assuring us that Deadpool 3 would happen under Disney, and recently we learned that not only was the movie happening, but it will apparently, surprising all, include the return of Hugh Jackman, playing Wolverine one more time.
Untitled Disney Animation
Release Date: November 27, 2024
Release Date: December 20, 2024
Avatar 3 was filmed concurrently with Avatar: The Way of Water, so we know the movie is on the way, but with the release so far in the future, we likely won’t hear much about it any time soon.
Release Date: February 14, 2025
The first family superhero comics will officially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2025. Matt Shakman of WandaVision has been tapped to direct the film after Spider-Man franchise director Jon Watts stepped away. Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer are on board to handle the script. So far, no casting has been announced.
Release Date: March 7, 2025
Release Date: April 11, 2025
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Release Date: May 2, 2025
The MCU multiverse was born in the first season of Loki with the introduction of Jonathan Majors as Kang. It will, we assume, come to some sort of a conclusion or at least the beginning of one, with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Destin Daniel Cretton, director of Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings will helm the effort, that will be followed months later by a second Avengers film
Release Date: May 23, 2025
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Untitled Disney Animation
Release Date: November 26, 2025
Untitled Star Wars
Release Date: December 19, 2025
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Avengers: Secret Wars
Release Date: May 1, 2026
Secret Wars is one of the most popular comic crossover stories that Marvel has ever created, and so there’s already a lot of excitement surrounding a movie of the same name. Avengers: Secret Wars is set to be the official end of Phase Six of the MCU and The Multiverse Saga, but that’s really all we know at this point.
Release Date: May 22, 2026
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Untitled Disney Animation
Release Date: November 25, 2026
Release Date: December 18, 2026
James Cameron has said that parts of Avatar 4 were filmed alongside Avatar: The Way of Water and Avatar 3, but another massive production will need to get underway to finish out the five movie cycle. One certainly hopes that it won’t take as long to happen as it did to make the first sequel.
Untitled Star Wars
Release Date: December 17, 2027
Release Date: December 22, 2028
The final Avatar movie will finally arrive in 2028, assuming there are not more delays, and Cameron doesn’t get it in his head to write more sequels.
While all of this is, of course, subject to change, and there are a lot of “Untitled” movies we know literally nothing about, there’s plenty here that is likely to keep Disney on top of the box office for several more years to come. Continue below for a look back at recently released Disney films.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Release Date: November 11, 2022
With the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman there were questions as to whether or not the announced sequel to Black Panther would even happen. While Wanda Forever is a very different movie compared to what the Black Panther sequel was originally planned to be, it was a movie that resonated with many fans, becoming one of the highest grossing movies of 2022.
Release Date: November 18, 2022
It’s still a bit strange to have horror movies produced under the umbrella of Disney. The Menu stared Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult as guests at a special dinner party being put on by chef Ralph Fiennes. Things go south quite quickly, and while The Menu is a horror movie, it’s also full of its share of dark comedy.
Release Date: November 23, 2022
Walt Disney Animation Studios Found solid success among fans with Encanto, but went in a very different direction for the next feature, Strange World. The non-musical film was a more action focused story inspired by early 20th century pulp adventure stories. The cast was led by Jake Gyllenhaal and while the movie wasn't a massive box office hit, neither was Encanto, and it found its audience eventually.
Empire Of Light
Release Date: December 9, 2022
Empire of Light is a romantic drama set in the 1980s which stars Oliva Colman and Michael Ward. It’s also a movie about the movies, which tend to be stories that get the attention of the people that give out those end of the year awards and that appears to be working as the film was nominated for a few Golden Globes.
Release Date: December 16, 2022
The first of the oft-delayed Avatar sequels, Avatar: The Way of Water put into motion a four-film cycle in James Cameron's blockbuster franchise. Every other year will see a subsequent film released, until Avatar 5 presumably brings the series to a close. Avatar: The Way of Water launched this in the best possible way, with a movie that, while it may not quite reach the box office heights of the original, has already become one of the highest grossing movies of all time.
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