Disney Update On Just About Everything – Muppets, Marvel, Pirates And More

In announcing release dates for several of their upcoming projects, Disney have also fleshed out the official info on these various films.
There are still some gaps, mind. While The Muppets‘ sequel has been given a release date of March 21st 2014, it’s just being referred to The Muppets 2 and that’s apparently not the case at all, with the film going into production this week under the working title of The Muppets… Again.

There are dates for the second Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy on the sheet too – April 4th 2014 and August 1st 2014 respectively. Both of these Marvel movies will be released in 3D.

As will 1952, Brad Bird‘s secret-ish sci-fi film that we think might just be about Nikolai Tesla but very probably isn’t. George Clooney is going to star and we understand there are key roles for kids too, including a teenage girl. Maybe there are UFOs in it, somewhere, maybe there aren’t. That one’s coming on December 19th 2014.

Conversely, Disney have now removed The Little Mermaid 3D from their release schedule. I assume it will still head to disc, though that’s yet to be confirmed.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is now on the calendar for July 10th 2015. Johnny Depp is named as the star, which might mean he’s signed on or it might mean they won’t make it if he doesn’t.

And finally, Maleficent has been bumped back a little from a release next Spring to a Summer date on July 2nd 2014, just a little later.

Of course, Disney will also be releasing animated movies and, from 2015, Star Wars films. Mickey’s tent certainly won’t be left wanting for poles. I can hardly think of a better stock option in Hollywood.