What does the future hold for the Walt Disney Company,
Walt Disney would say, “We are just getting started.”
I apologize for missing my last two dates, I have been a little under the weather, but am feeling better. Again, sorry for the delay.
The sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland: Alice through the Looking Glass that is to be released May 27th 2016 for the Memorial Day crowd.
Ant-Man 2 will be called Ant-Man and the Wasp and is slated for July 6th 2018.
The next Avengers movie will be in two parts Avengers: Infiniti War will be released, part 1 May 4th 2018 and part 2 May 3rd 2019.
Disney has announced many details about the brand new live action Beauty and the Beast that will be premiering in 2017. Along with the return of Alan Menken and Tim Rice, it will have Emma Watson playing Belle, with Dan Stevens playing the Prince/Beast, Luke Evans the role of Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Maurice Belle’s father.
Disney is working with Steven Spielberg on the Roald Dhal story BFG that will come out July 1st 2016.
Marvel has plans to create and release an adaptation of Black Panther on February 16th 2018. Though the character will be made his first appearance in Captain America Civil War. I like this character and am looking forward to seeing more of this character.
A very successful release for Captain America: Civil War happened making it one of the films to gross to a Billion dollars really quick.
Captain Marvel will also be getting her own movie to come out March 8th 2019. Despite what the graphic says below.
Pixar is also under development for a brand new Cars, Cars 3. This is scheduled to be released June 16th 2017.
Tokyo Disneyland is adding another hotel entitled the Celebration Hotel that will open this year.
Another animated movie is in the works for Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers.
Pixar is working on another animated movie called Coco that is slated to be released November 22nd 2017.
At the last Shareholders Meeting Bog Iger announced that two new ships would be coming to the fleet of Disney Cruise Line in 2021 and 2023. As of yet, they have no official name, so I refer to them as Five & Six.
Due to it’s immense popularity, a second Descendants is in the works for Disney Channel.
Disney Springs continues on with finishing it’s transformation that will end this year. Recently on May 15th they opened the Town center, there are still other things to be opened in the area, but most of the walkways and lands of Disney Springs are now open.
Marvel is still working on production for Doctor Strange that will be released November 4th 2016, having Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title role.
The classic 90’s cartoon Ducktales is in production. This will come to Disney X D.
Disney also has plans for a live action Dumbo.
Construction is underway for the Explorer’s Lodge, the third hotel at Hong Kong Disneyland to open next year.
Pixar is gearing up to come out with sneak peaks at Finding Dory that will be coming out June 17th 2016.
Frozen is getting a sequel.
Epcot will bring us Frozen Ever After, a ride based upon the movie Frozen, said to open in June, though no release date officially given.
On March 9th 2018, we will be seeing Gigantic a twist on the Jack and the Beanstalk story where Jack befriends an 11 year old female giant. (Calling her a giantess doesn’t seem appropriate to me).
GIGANTIC – DOWN TO EARTH — Adventure-seeker Jack discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds, hatching a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl. Directed by Nathan Greno (“Tangled”) and produced by Dorothy McKim (“Get A Horse!”), “Gigantic” hits U.S. theaters in 2018. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
Marvel is working on a second Guardians of the Galaxy that will be released May 5th 2017, production begins very soon.
Disney is still working on it’s remake of The Haunted Mansion. Recently on Twitter the director confirmed that it is in it’s 4th draft.
Pixar is working on a sequel to Incredibles, Incredibles 2 is underway for production and is set for release June 21st 2019.
Marvel is adding The Inhumans to the Avengers series, their movie comes out November 2nd 2018.
A fifth Indiana Jones will be coming out in 2019. It reunite Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg. Not much more is known about the story. We will talk about the next Indiana Jones later, but for now we can only speculate.
Hong Kong Disneyland is working on the Iron Man attraction that is in test phases. So this means it could easily open this summer.
A live action version of The Little Mermaid is in the works.
Disney has announced a new series for preschoolers called Mickey and the Roadster Racers.
Another princess is coming and her name is Moana. Disney’s next animated princess will be from Polynesia and will come out November 23rd 2016.
Pandora the World of Avatar is under construction and will open in 2017. Though some have guessed to open in 2016, in December time, I really doubt this.
In the spirit of remaking Pete’s Dragon is also getting remade starring Bryce Dallas Howard. It isn’t a musical. It is set for August 16th 2016.
The most current exciting new attraction or event coming down the pipeline at Disney Parks is Rivers of Light has been pushed back indefinitely.
Shanghai Disneyland will be opening on June 16th of this year. More and more announcements will keep coming out as well as more and more details of this brand new theme park destination for the Walt Disney Company. Though many people have put out great videos showing off the various rides.
At Epcot, guests will soon be able to experience even more Soarin’. They will be building additional theaters that will premiere June 17th.
Speaking of Soarin’ the film will be replaced as we soar all over the world, right now in California Adventure the attraction is closing intermittently to accommodate this and will premiere the new film on June 17th.
Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX are a couple of years away, with the 8th episode planned for a release on December of 2017.
In December of 2016 the first of the Star Wars Rogue movies will be coming out December 16th 2016.
Disney announced Star Wars land, and people have had an explosion of joy over the new concepts, here is a look at the many new and wonderful concepts coming.
Animal Kingdom will be receiving a new restaurant entitled Tiffin on May 27th 2016.
Tokyo Disneyland is getting a remodel to Fantasyland.
Also announced was a Beauty and the Beast ride.
Not to mention there will also be coming a Big Hero 6 flatland or carnival Type attraction.
Tokyo DisneySea is adding a new port that will be Scandinavian themed.
Tokyo DisneySea will be transforming the StormRider attraction into a Finding Nemo ride.
They have announced Toy Story 4 will be under work. It will come out June 15th 2018.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests will soon be able to enjoy Toy Story Mania even more quickly with additional track that will be added, thus accommodating more guests per hour. This change will cause the ride to close down and construction will be done and it will be ready early next year in 2016.
This is because of the new Toy Story Land that will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
ABC series Uncle Buck will be coming out this summer and yes it is related to the John Candy movie of the same title.
Another X-Men movie X-Men Appocalpyse is coming out Memorial day weekend.