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  • Walt Disney Studios has released a list of scheduled movies through 2027.
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Walt Disney Studios plans on keeping viewers in theatres for years to come.

The company released an updated calendar of their scheduled movies through 2027. In addition to its slate of Disney animated movies and live-action movies, the studio also releases Pixar movies, "Star Wars" films, and Marvel movies.

With the company's 2019 acquisition of Fox studios, which includes 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios, they gained control of a number of upcoming projects and franchises like "Avatar."

Here are the movies currently scheduled through 2027.

Fox's "The Art of Racing in the Rain," based on the novel of the same name, now has a release date.

Release date: August 9, 2019

The film is about a dog as he lives his life with his owner, a race car driver.

Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried star in the movie, while Kevin Costner voices the dog.

"Ready or Not" is an upcoming thriller from Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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Release date: August 23, 2019

A bride (Samara Weaving) becomes ensnared in a deadly game as she joins her new husband's (Mark O'Brien) family for an unexpected tradition.

Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell also star.

Fox's sci-fi film "Ad Astra" will be released in September.

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Release date: September 20, 2019

Brad Pitt plays the son of a man (played by Tommy Lee Jones) who went missing in space after going on a mission to Neptune to search of other life.

Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland also star.

You can watch a trailer for the movie here.

Fox's "The Woman In the Window" is based on the thriller novel of the same name.

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Release date: October 4, 2019

Amy Adams plays a child psychologist with agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that prevents her from venturing outside. She witnesses a crime while spying on her neighbours and must reckon with what she has seen.

Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Bruan Tyree Henry, and Anthony Mackie also star.

Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" is a sequel to 2014's "Maleficent."


Release date: October 18, 2019

"Maleficent" was an origin story for the "Sleeping Beauty" villain (played by Angelina Jolie) and the sequel follows her relationship with Aurora (Elle Fanning).

Michelle Pfeiffer, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Sam Riley, Juno Temple, and Chiwetel Ejiofor also star.

You can watch the latest trailer here.

Fox's "Ford v. Ferrari" centres on the real story behind the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

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Release date: November 15, 2019

Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, a car designer hired by Ford to create a car that could defeat Ferrari in a race. Shelby created the GT40.

The film also stars Christian Bale, Caitriona Balfe, and Jon Bernthal.

Queen Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven will adventure outside of Arendelle in "Frozen II."

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Release date: November 22, 2019

Voice actors Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Josh Gad (Olaf), and Santino Fontana (Hans) are all returning for the "Frozen" sequel and will be joined by Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown in unknown roles.

You can watch the trailer here.

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is the third and final instalment in the new "Star Wars" sequel trilogy.


Release date: December 20, 2019

The film takes place about a year after the events of "The Last Jedi" as the Resistance continues to fight the First Order.

The returning cast includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and Kelly Marie Tran. Billy Dee Williams returns from the original series as Lando, while Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant have joined the cast. Carrie Fisher will appear as Leia Organa in previously shot footage.

Read more: 14 details you may have missed in the "Rise of Skywalker" trailer

"Spies in Disguise" is an animated film from Fox.

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Release date: December 25, 2019

Will Smith voices Lance, a super spy who's transformed into a pigeon as a disguise.

Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan, and DJ Khaled also lend their voices to the film.

Fox's "Underwater" is an action film about a crew of underwater researchers.

Release date: January 10, 2020

The researchers must act when their laboratory is nearly destroyed by an earthquake.

Kristen Stewart, Jessica Henwick, Mamoudo Athie, and John Gallagher Jr. star in the movie.

Fox will release a third "Kingsman" movie from director Matthew Vaughn.

Release date: February 14, 2020

On Wednesday, June 19, Disney confirmed the name of the third movie will be "The King's Man." According to Disney and Fox, the film will follow the origins of the independent intelligence agency.

The synopsis reads, "As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them."

Fox's "Call of the Wild" will be a live-action and CGI movie based on Jack London's novel of the same name.

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Release date: February 21, 2020

The story is about a dog stolen off his family's property and sold as a sled dog.

Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, and Bradley Whitford will star in the movie.

Disney and Pixar's "Onward" is set to be an animated film in which humans aren't real.

Release date: March 6, 2020

The film instead centres on creatures such as elves, unicorns, and trolls.

Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and Octavia Spencer will voice characters in the film.

You can watch the trailer here.

Disney's live-action "Mulan" is an adaptation of the animated movie of the same name.


Release date: March 27, 2020

The film follows a young woman who disguises herself as a man, takes her father's place in war, and saves China. The cast includes Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Yoson An, Jet Li, and Jason Scott Lee.

Fox's "The New Mutants" has been pushed back once again.


Release date: April 3, 2020

The horror superhero movie was set for a 2019 release but has been moved to 2020. The film is another instalment in the "X-Men" series and centres on a group of young mutants being held in a secret facility.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga star.

Following "Avengers: Endgame," Disney is releasing "Black Widow."


Release date: May 1, 2020

David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz star in the film along with Scarlett Johansson. Taskmaster will be the villain in the movie.

Disney's "Artemis Fowl" has been pushed to 2020.


Release date: May 29, 2020

The film is an adaptation of the fantasy novels of the same name that follows a young boy and his bodyguard as they try to rescue his criminal dad.

The cast includes Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Nonso Anozie, and Hong Chau.

Next June, Pixar will release "Soul."

Release date: June 19, 2020

Disney and Pixar announced the news Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The movie will "take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions."

Fox's "Free Guy" is about a man who works at a bank and discovers he's actually a character in a video game.

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Release date: July 3, 2020

Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar star.

Fox's "Bob's Burgers" movie has an official release date.


Release date: July 17, 2020

The voice actors from the TV show are all playing their characters, including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, and Kristen Schaal.

Disney's "Jungle Cruise" is based on the ride of the same name from the Disney parks.

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Release date: July 24, 2020

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays a 1930s riverboat captain who goes on an exploratory mission into the jungle.

Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamatti, Édgar Ramírez, and Jesse Plemons also star.

Disney's "The One and Only Ivan" is based on the children's story of the same name.

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Release date: August 14, 2020

The children's story centres on a gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at a mall.

The cast includes Bryan Cranston, Ariana Greenblatt, Indira Varma, and Ramon Rodriguez, while the voice cast includes Sam Rockwell, Brooklyn Prince, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, and Helen Mirren.

Fox's "Death on the Nile" is a movie adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel of the same name.

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Release date: October 9, 2020

The Hercule Poirot film includes Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Bateman.

Disney will release "The Eternals" in November 2020.

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Release date: November 6, 2020

Marvel has quietly been casting the film based around the group of immortal beings created by cosmic Gods. Richard Madden ("Game of Thrones"), Kumail Nanjiani ("Stuber"), Lauren Ridloff ("The Walking Dead"), Brian Henry Tyree ("Atlanta"), Salma Hayek, Don Lee, and Angelina Jolie will star in the movie.

Fox's "Ron's Gone Wrong" is an animated film about a boy whose robot friend doesn't work right.

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Release date: November 6, 2020

The only cast member currently announced is Thomas Barbusca.

Disney has planned another animation film in 2020.

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Release date: November 25, 2020

"Ralph Breaks the Internet" is the most recent Disney animated film that came out.

Fox's "West Side Story" is a remake of the movie based on the Broadway musical.

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Release date: December 18, 2020

The cast includes Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, and Rita Moreno, who starred in the original movie.

Disney's "Cruella" will serve as an origin story of Cruella de Vil.

Release date: December 23, 2020

Emma Stone will be the villain from the animated classic "The 101 Dalmations."

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" will follow a new Marvel superhero.

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Release date: February 12, 2021

Destin Daniel Cretton is directing the movie about the Master of Kung Fu. The character was introduced in the comics in 1973. Simu Liu will play the titular character. Awkwafina ("Ocean's 8") will also star.

Tony Leung will play the Mandarin. A fake version of the character, played by Ben Kingsley, appeared in "Iron Man 3."

Fox's "Nimona" is based on a web comic from Noelle Stevenson.

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Release date: March 5, 2021

The comic was published in a graphic novel in 2015 and centres on Nimona, a shapeshifter who also works as a sidekick to a supervillain.

Disney will release another live-action movie in 2021.

Release date: March 12, 2021

Director Jon Favreau is working on a sequel to "The Jungle Book," so fans can expect that at some point.

A "Doctor Strange" sequel will be the big summer movie of 2021.

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Release date: May 7, 2021

The director of the first "Doctor Strange," Scott Derrickson, is back and said he'll make "the first scary MCU film." We're ready!

Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Dr. Stephen Strange in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) will be in the sequel, too. The events of her Disney+ series, " WandaVision," will directly tie in to "Doctor Strange 2."

Read more: There are 7 original Marvel shows coming to Disney's streaming service - here they all are

Disney is continuing its production of live-action movies with another currently untitled film in 2021.


Release date: May 28, 2021

A live-action "Little Mermaid" is currently underway with actress Halle Bailey as Ariel. The movie will also star Awkwafina. The movie will feature songs from "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Read more: How Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Kermit made it into a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in 'The Little Mermaid'

Disney isn't slowing down its animated slate because they have another untitled Pixar film set for June 2021.


Release date: June 18, 2021

"Cars 3" director Brian Fee is reportedly working on another Pixar film.

Disney will release a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie in 2021.

Release date: July 9, 2021

Harrison Ford will return as Indiana Jones.

Disney is adding another live-action movie in July 2021.

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Release date: July 30, 2021

According to Deadline, a live-action version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is also in the works. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who teamed up on "Pocahontas," will write the music while Josh Gad ("Frozen") is producing. There's no official release date for it yet.

Disney scheduled another live-action movie just three months later.

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Release date: October 8, 2021

"Peter Pan" is reportedly getting the live-action treatment.

A fourth "Thor" movie is coming November 2021.

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Release date: November 5, 2021

"Thor: Love and Thunder" will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie (and the new king of Asgard). The big surprise is that Natalie Portman will be back and she'll be playing a female Thor. "Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi is returning to direct.

Disney has another animated film set for the end of 2021.


Release date: November 24, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda and "Zootopia" co-director Byron Howard are reportedly working on a new Disney animated movie.

Fox's "Avatar 2" finally has a release date 12 years after the first movie.

Release date: December 17, 2021

"Avatar 2" is just one of at least four sequels planned for the "Avatar" franchise.

Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe should kick off in 2022.


Release date: February 18, 2022

Kevin Feige confirmed at 2019's San Diego Comic-Con that "Black Panther 2" is underway.

Disney and Pixar will release another animated film in March 2022.

Release date: March 18, 2022

Domee Shi, who directed the Pixar short "Bao," is reportedly working on a full-length film for the studio.

Disney is, of course, continuing with more Marvel movies.


Release date: May 6, 2022

A "Captain Marvel" sequel is expected in the next few years.

Disney has another live-action movie planned for 2022.

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Release date: May 27, 2022

In 2015, it was reported that Reese Witherspoon would star in a live-action movie about Tinker Bell.

Disney and Pixar have another movie planned for 2022.


Release date: June 17, 2022

"Incredibles 2" was a big hit for Pixar.

Disney has a number of live-action movies planned and another is scheduled for July 2022.


Release date: July 8, 2022

"Paddington" director Paul King is reportedly directing a live-action "Pinocchio" film.

Disney's Marvel releases aren't ending anytime soon.


Release date: July 29, 2022

We know a third "Guardians of the Galaxy" is eventually coming. Director James Gunn said he needs to finish his "Suicide Squad" movie before work on the third film begins. 2022 may be too early for "GotG Vol. 3" since his WB movie is expected to be released August 2021.

Disney will release another live-action movie in October 2022.

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Release date: October 7, 2022

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are reportedly working on new music for a live-action "Snow White" movie.

They'll follow it up with another live-action movie in November.

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Release date: November 4, 2022

Director Stephen Chbosky is reportedly working on a live-action Prince Charming film so that is one option for a 2021 release.

That same month, Disney will release an animated film.


Release date: November 23, 2022

"Meet the Robinsons" director Stephen Anderson is reportedly working on an animated film for Disney.

Disney is jumping back into "Star Wars" movies in 2022.

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Release date: December 16, 2022

"Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of "Star Wars" movies starting in 2022. Disney CEO Bob Iger said they will be working on a trilogy.

Disney will release another live-action movie in 2023.

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Release date: February 17, 2023

"Lilo and Stitch" is reportedly getting the live-action treatment soon.

Fox's "Avatar 3" will be released in 2023.


Release date: December 22, 2023

"Avatar 3" started shooting simultaneously with "Avatar 2."

Disney will continue with "Star Wars" movies through 2024.


Release date: December 20, 2024

"The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson is developing another "Star Wars" trilogy.

"Avatar 4" is already scheduled.


Release date: December 19, 2025

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana star in the "Avatar" movies.

A third "Star Wars" movie is planned for 2026.


Release date: December 18, 2026

The "Star Wars" universe is not over.

Fox's "Avatar 5" will hit the big screen in 2027.

Release date: December 17, 2027

James Cameron had ideas for "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" in 2010. He then announced "Avatar 4" in 2012 and then revealed he had ideas for a fifth in 2015.

Marvel is also working on a "Blade" reboot.

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At San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige announced Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will star as Blade in a reboot of the franchise. No release date was given for the movie.

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