Disney reveals cinema release schedule all the way up to 2028
Star Wars, Marvel, Avatar, Indiana Jones, Pixar and many live-action Disney adaptations are all on the horizon for the coming years.
Hot off the heels of D23, where Disney made some big revelations about new and continuing properties within the worlds of Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Indiana Jones and, yes, Disney, the company has just released a brand-new release schedule.
There have been some notable changes and some big announcements (and also some interesting removals), so we'll break them down year-by-year below.
Nothing much to report here, except for the five-week difference in Empire Of Light between the US and Ireland/UK release date, in order to make sure it will be getting Oscar consideration.
Avatar (re-release) - 23 September
Amsterdam - 7 October
The Banshees of Inisherin - 21 October
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - 11 November
The Menu - 18 November
Strange World - 23 November
Empire of Light - 9 December (13 January in Ireland/UK)
Avatar: The Way of Water - 16 December
It finished filming in January 2020, but Taika Waititi's true-life soccer comedy Next Goal Wins finally - finally! - has a release date. Additionally, the all-star Haunted Mansion moves to a closer-to-Halloween release date.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - 23 February
Next Goal Wins - 21 April
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 - 5 May
The Little Mermaid - 26 May
Elemental - 16 June
Untitled Fifth Indiana Jones Movie - 30 June
The Marvels - 28 July
Haunted Mansion - 11 August
Untitled 20th Century Movie - 15 September
True Love - 6 October
Blade - 3 November
Wish - 11 November
The latest live-action adaptation, Snow White, with Gal Gadot perfectly cast as the Evil Queen, has been confirmed for this year. Ditto for Inside Out 2 (previously it was Untitled Pixar Movie), and the same for the live-action Lion King prequel.
Elio - 3 January
Disney's Snow White - 22 March
Captain America: New World Order - 3 May
Untitled 20th Century Movie - 24 May
Inside Out 2 - 14 June
Mufasa: The Lion King - 5 July
Thunderbolts - 26 July
Untitled Marvel Movie - 6 September
Fantastic Four - 8 November
Untitled Third Avatar Movie - 20 December
This will be the first Star Wars movie to arrive since 2019's The Rise of Skywalker, and it will likely be Taika Waititi's project. Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron was originally scheduled for December 2023, but has been mysteriously completely wiped from Disney's schedule.
Untitled Marvel Movie - 14 February
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty - 2 May
Untitled Marvel Movie - 25 July
Avengers: Secret Wars - 7 November
Untitled Star Wars Movie - 19 December
Lots and lots and lots of untitled Marvel movies here, so we should fully expect some of these to be filled by the full introduction of the X-Men to the MCU. Additionally, Deadpool 3 will likely be one of these, too.
Untitled Marvel Movie - 14 February
Untitled Marvel Movie - 1 May
Untitled Marvel Movie - 24 July
Untitled Marvel Movie - 6 November
Untitled Fourth Avatar Movie - 18 December
Christmas for the foreseeable future will be dominated by Disney's one-two punch of Star Wars movies and Avatar movies. This one could be the one reportedly in development by J.D. Dillard (Sleight, Sweetheart), but who knows for sure?
Untitled Star Wars Movie - 17 December
Obviously there will be more than one Disney movie coming out in 2027 and 2028, but these are the only ones with "confirmed" release dates at the movie. 2028 will also see the fifth (and final?) Avatar movie hit cinemas.
Untitled Fifth Avatar Movie - 22 December