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May 1, 2016
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One of the highlights of last year's D23 Fan Convention was the announcement of Disney upcoming films for the next four years. Since then, many updates have been made due to various reasons. One notable change is that they added more real-life adaptations and remakes of their classic animated films.

Here is what we’ll be seeing from them in the next four years.


Alice Through The Looking Glass

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen
Release: May 27, 2016

A sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland, the film is based on the novel Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. Here, Alice must travel back in time to save the Mad Hatter from Time, which will be played by Sacha Baron Cohen.


Finding Dory

Starring: Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence
Release: June 17, 2016

The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 classic Finding Nemo sees Marlin and his son Nemo helping the ever-forgetful Dory in her quest to find her parents.

The BFG

Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill
Release: July 1, 2016

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is based on the novel by Roald Dahl which tells the story of a giant kidnapping an orphan named Sophie as a way to fight loneliness.


Pete’s Dragon

Starring: Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Oona Laurence
Release: August 12, 2016

A remake of the 1977 film of the same name, a woman seeks out the truth about Pete, who lives in the woods with his dragon.


Doctor Strange

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Eijofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton
Release: November 4, 2016

Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with the story of Stephen Strange and how he became one of the most powerful magicians in the entire universe after encountering the Ancient One.


Moana

Starring: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk
Release: November 23, 2016

Disney’s 56th animated film will be a musical centered around the story of Moana, who sets out on an adventure to find a fabled island in the South Pacific with the help of a demigod named Maui.


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Starring: Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna
Release: December 16, 2016

The movie is the first standalone story set inside the Star Wars universe and the first film in the Star Wars Anthology Series. It is set shortly before the events of A New Hope and describes how a band of Rebel spies were able to steal plans for the Death Star.


Beauty And The Beast

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Release: March 17, 2017

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Disney opens its 2017 with a live-action adaptation of the classic Beauty and the Beast. It will star Emma Watson in the titular role of Belle while Dan Stevens portrays the Beast.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
Release: May 5, 2017

The rag-tag Guardians returns for another adventure as they set out to find more about Peter Quill's father.


Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom
Release: May 26, 2017

The fifth movie in the swashbuckling Pirates of the Carribean saga will have Captain Jack Sparrow facing his old nemesis Captain Salazar and his band of ghost pirates. The film also marks the return of William Turner (Bloom), who was absent in the previous Pirates movie.


Cars 3

Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, John Ratzenberger
Release: June 16, 2017

As of this writing, there's limited information about the film. But everyone is hoping that the franchise bounces back from Cars 2 which got a lot of negative heat.


Spider-Man: Homecoming

Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei
Release: July 7, 2017

One of the newest members of the MCU will get its own film. This will be the second reboot of Spider-Man after Sony decided that it will no longer make a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.


Thor: Ragnarok

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander
Release: November 3, 2017

After Spider-Man Disney will be making another MCU film in the form of Thor: Ragnarok. No additional details have been released yet although based on its title, the film might tell the story of the end of the world and Thor’s role in stopping it.


Coco

Starring: No details yet
Release: November 22, 2017

Following a string of sequels, Pixar will release an original film, which will be about Mexico's “Dia de los Muertos” or the Day of the Dead.


Star Wars Episode VIII

Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
Release: December 15, 2017

The eighth film in the Star Wars saga will pick up where The Force Awakens left off and will show Luke Skywalker confronting his past after being in a self-imposed exile for years.

Black Panther

Starring: Chadwick Boseman
Release: February 16, 2018

A Black Panther standalone film opens Disney’s 2018. Chadwick Boseman, who appears in Captain America: Civil War will reprise the role of T’Challa/Black Panther.


Gigantic

Starring: No details yet
Release: March 9, 2018

For its 57th animated film, Disney will adapt the children’s classic Jack and the Beanstalk. Named Gigantic, the story will follow Jack who befriends Inma, a 60-foot tall, 11-year old giant.

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Avengers: Infinity War Part I

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner
Release: May 4, 2018

The Avengers will be teaming up again in 2018 for the first part of Avengers: Infinity War. They will face Thanos, who plans to use all of the Infinity Stones to control the universe.


Han Solo spinoff film

Starring: No details yet
Release: May 25, 2018

The second in the Star Wars Anthology Series, this yet-unnamed Han Solo spinoff movie is a prequel that is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.


Toy Story 4

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Laurie Metcalf, Annie Potts, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles
Release: June 15, 2018

The fourth film in the highly-entertaining Toy Story saga is set to be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep.


Ant-Man And The Wasp

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas
Release: July 6, 2018

Hope Van Dyne will finally be able to wear her mother's suit in this sequel to 2015's Ant-Man.


Captain Marvel

Starring: No details yet
Release: March 8, 2019

In 2019, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers will be making her MCU debut. No additional information has been revealed.


Avengers: Infinity War Part II

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner
Release: May 3, 2019

Phase Three of the MCU will end with this film. The Earth's Mightiest Heroes continue their fight against Thanos for the control of the Infinity Stones.


Star Wars Episode IX

Starring: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
Release: May 24, 2019

The ninth installment of the space opera will also be released on May of 2019. Disney might be spoiling us too much by placing a Marvel and a Star Wars film in the same month but we’re certainly not complaining.


The Incredibles 2

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox
Release: June 21, 2019

The highly-anticipated sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles will be released three years from now. No additional information yet has been announced other than Brad Bird will return to direct the film.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, there are other Disney films set to be released but do not have official release dates yet. These are:

- The Jungle Book 2
- Maleficent 2
- Cruella
- A Wrinkle In Time
- Dumbo
- A Tinker Bell standalone film
- Jungle Cruise
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
- Mary Poppins

All in all, 35 films could be released by Disney between now and 2019. It should be noted that despite having its own film studio, Disney also owns Marvel, Lucasfilms, and Pixar which makes them one of the biggest producers of films in the world.

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