Disney Sets New Release Dates for Fairy Tale Films, Live-Action Movies

Take a look at nine other projects that are in active development at the studio

Last Updated: April 25, 2016 @ 5:16 PM

Disney has announced a slew of updates to its movie release calendar, though all of the films are untitled and thus, remain a mystery.

The untitled, live-action Disney fairy tale film previously dated for Dec. 22, 2017 has moved up to July 28, 2017, where it will square off against Sony’s “Jumanji” reboot. That leaves “The Croods 2,” “The Six Billion Dollar Man” and an untitled PG-13 comedy from Warner Bros. as the only films slated to open on Dec. 22, 2017.

Elsewhere, there is now an untitled, live-action Disney fairy tale slated for release on April 6, 2018 (an animated film from Focus/Laika will open on April 4, 2018), as well as untitled live-action Disney movies scheduled for Aug. 3, 2018 (no current competition) and Dec. 25, 2018, which is four days after Sony opens an animated Spider-Man movie.

Additionally, there is another untitled, live-action Disney fairy tale film set for Dec. 20, 2019. The unknown film currently has that plum release date all to itself.

Disney’s upcoming live-action slate includes the fairy tale films “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).

The studio’s development slate includes the following films:

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

sequel to Mary Poppins with director Rob Marshall, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Maleficent 2 with Angelina Jolie set to return in the title role and Linda Woolverton 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