Disney Lays out Movie Release Slate, Confirms Some Things at CinemaCon

Posted by April 25, 2018 Comment

During Disney’s presentation at CinemaCon, a lot of things happened. We sort of knew that going in — that there was the likelihood of Avengers stuff, upcoming announced projects (like other MCU properties), and maybe a look at Solo and Aladdin.

As they often do in this type of convention, Disney released their planned slate of films, but this time broken up by seasons of the year from 2018 until 2020. Most of these were things we already knew were coming, and while there weren’t set dates, we get a general idea of when we’ll be seeing the films hit theaters.

In 2018:

Avengers: Infinity WarSolo: A Star Wars StoryIncredibles II, and Ant-Man and The Wasp are all listed in the “spring” section of the timeline.

Summer has one lone film, Christopher Robin.

Fall has The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsRalph Breaks the Internet (Wreck It Ralph 2), and Mary Poppins Returns. Strange, kind of, because I’m sure we were expecting that to be a Christmas release?

The year ends with winter, and the releases of Captain Marvel (squeeee), and Dumbo. What’s strange is on the graphic shown during the panel, it has the new Disneynature documentary Penguins listed at the tail end of winter-beginning of 2019’s spring, and we know their expected release date is Earth Day 2019.

In 2019:

Spring brings the still-untitled Avengers 4, which is listed on the graphic as Avengers: Untitled. Hey, could be a great title! It’s followed by Aladdin, and Toy Story 4.

The new live-action The Lion King from Jon Favreau straddles the line between spring and summer, followed by Artemis Fowl.

Looks like Frozen 2 is right on the Fall break.

Winter has one lone entry, you guessed it — Star Wars: IX.

So, mostly things we knew about, no real surprises there.  We’ll let you know as soon as Disney confirms the actual release dates of these films. Keep an eye on our CinemaCon liveblogs for the most up-to-date news from the event.

(Last Updated May 9, 2018 6:21 pm )

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