Here’s a collection of all the latest Disney films that are currently showing, and those that are arriving soon in theatres or via streaming thru Disney+. Take note that this list consists of all the movies produced by Walt Disney Studios and its subsidiaries such as Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios.
The Upcoming Disney movies including Disney Live-action, Animation, Marvel, Pixar and Searchlight :
Let’s take a closer look at each movie on the list below.
The Little Mermaid is a 2023 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay written by David Magee.
The film stars Halle Bailey in the titular role, alongside Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy.
The Little Mermaid follows a mermaid princess Ariel who is fascinated with the human world and makes a deal with a treacherous sea witch Ursula to trade her voice for human legs in order to impress Prince Eric, who she saved from a shipwreck, before time runs out.
Release Date: May 26, 2023
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Halle Bailey, Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs
The Boogeyman (2023)
The Boogeyman is a 2023 American supernatural horror film directed by Rob Savage from a screenplay by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, and Mark Heyman.
It is based on the 1973 short story of the same name, by Stephen King. The film stars Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair, and David Dastmalchian.
Release Date: June 2, 2023
Director: Rob Savage
Starring: Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivian Lyra Blair
Elemental is a 2023 American computer-animated romantic comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictu
Set in a world inhabited by anthropomorphic elements of nature, the story follows fire element Ember Lumen (Lewis) and water element Wade Ripple (Athie), who meet and fall in love after Wade is summoned by a plumbing accident at a convenience store owned by Ember’s bigoted father Bernie (Carmen).
While they cannot touch each other, Ember and Wade protect their identity against strong men and women and their own family while they attempt to make their relationship work.
Release Date: June 16, 2023
Director: Peter Sohn
Starring: Mamoudou Athie & Leah Lewis
Get your fedoras and leather jackets ready. The fifth film in the Indiana Jones series will eventually hit theaters in the summer of 2023.
The film will include the return of Harrison Ford as the intrepid archaeologist, and James Mangold, director of Ford v. Ferrari and Logan, will take up the director’s chair from Steven Spielberg.
The original release date for the picture was July 2022, however in October 2021, Disney stated that it would be pushed back to June 2023.
Release date: June 30, 2023
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, John Rhys-Davies and Mads Mikkelsen
Theater Camp (2023)
Theater Camp is a 2023 American comedy film directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman in their directorial debuts, from a screenplay by Gordon, Lieberman, Ben Platt, and Noah Galvin.
A feature-length adaptation of the 2020 short film of the same name, the film features an ensemble cast, led by Gordon, Platt, Galvin, Jimmy Tatro, Patti Harrison, Nathan Lee Graham, Ayo Edebiri, Caroline Aaron, and Amy Sedaris. Will Ferrell serves as a producer under his Gloria Sanchez Productions banner.
Theater Camp had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2023, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 14, 2023, by Searchlight Pictures.
Release date: July 14, 2023
Director: Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
Starring: Molly Gordon, Ben Platt, Noah Galvin, Jimmy Tatro, Patti Harrison, Ayo Edebiri, Amy Sedaris
Haunted Mansion (2023)
Haunted Mansion is an upcoming American supernatural horror comedy film directed by Justin Simien from a screenplay by Katie Dippold.
The film stars LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jared Leto.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Rideback, it is the second theatrical film adaptation of Walt Disney’s theme park attraction The Haunted Mansion, following the 2003 film of the same name.
Based on the classic Disney theme park attraction with the hope that this can become a franchise akin to Pirates of the Caribbean or Jungle Cruise, the film focuses on a mother and son who find a, well, haunted mansion.
In the film, Gabbie (Dawson) and Travis (Chase W. Dillon) enlist the aid of a team to help exorcise their mansion and destroy the ghosts around them.
Release Date: July 28, 2023
Director: Justin Simien
Starring: Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish and Owen Wilson
A Haunting in Venice (2023)
In Branagh’s third film based on the Agatha Christie detective Hercule Poirot, the supernatural plays a role as Poirot is asked to look into a murder that occurred during a séance.
The late author’s 1969 novel Halloween Party served as inspiration.
Release Date: September 15, 2023
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, Kelly Reilly
The Creator (2023)
The Creator is an upcoming American science fiction action thriller film directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay written by Edwards and Chris Weitz, and a story from Edwards.
The film stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, and Allison Janney.
The Creator is scheduled to be released in the United States on September 29, 2023, by 20th Century Studios.
Release Date: September 29, 2023
Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney and Ken Watanabe
Star Brie Larson of Captain Marvel is coming back for more. The news that Megan McDonnell of WandaVision would be penning the script came in January of 2020.
Nia DaCosta, who plays Ms. Marvel on the Disney+ series of the same name, will direct, and Iman Vellani, who plays the title character, will appear in the picture, it was announced at The Walt Disney Company’s December 2020 investor day.
Release Date: November 10, 2023
Director: Nia DaCosta
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris
Next Goal Wins (2023)
Next Goal Wins is an upcoming biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Taika Waititi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Iain Morris.
The film is based on the 2014 documentary of the same name by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison about Dutch-American coach Thomas Rongen’s efforts to lead the American Samoa national football team, considered the weakest football team in the world, to qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Michael Fassbender will star as Rongen, alongside Elisabeth Moss, Oscar Kightley, Uli Latukefu, Rachel House, Kaimana, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Chris Alosio, Waititi, Will Arnett, and Rhys Darby. Filming began in Honolulu in November 2019.
The film is set to be released on November 17, 2023, by Searchlight Pictures.
Release Date: November 17, 2023
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss
Wish is an upcoming American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
The 62nd animated film produced by the studio, it is directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn (in her feature directorial debut), produced by Peter Del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes, and written by Jennifer Lee and Allison Moore.
The art style combines computer animation with Disney’s classic watercolor animation.
The film focuses on a 17-year-old girl named Asha (DeBose) who makes a passionate plea to the stars in a moment of need when she senses a darkness in the Kingdom of Rosas that no one else does.
Development of Wish began in January 2022 when Lee was writing the original film at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
It is inspired by Disney’s 100th anniversary, which ties together a major theme across all Disney films—of wishes becoming reality.
Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice were hired to write the songs for the film, while frequent Disney orchestrator David Metzger composed the score.
Wish is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on November 22, 2023, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Release Date: November 22, 2023
Director: Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn
Starring: Ariana DeBose
The Bikeriders (2023)
An original 1968 photo book based on the same title inspired Jeff Nichols’ movie about a fictional motorcycle club and its members’ journeys.
Release Date: December 1, 2023
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, and Norman Reedus
Poor Things (2023)
Based on the Alasdair Gray novel, the film is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and follows an eccentric doctor (Willem Dafoe) who manipulates his daughter’s unborn brain to bring her back to life.
Release Date: December 8, 2023
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring:Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Ramy Youssef
Magazine Dreams (2023)
Magazine Dreams is a 2023 American drama film written and directed by Elijah Bynum. The film stars Jonathan Majors, Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Mike O’Hearn, Harrison Page, and Harriet Sansom Harris.
Magazine Dreams had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2023, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 8, 2023, by Searchlight Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics.
Release Date: December 8, 2023
Director: Elijah Bynum
Starring: Jonathan Majors, Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Mike O’Hearn, Harrison Page, Harriet Sansom Harris
All of Us Strangers (2023)
An English romantic fantasy film, All of Us Strangers, is loosely based on Taichi Yamada’s 1987 novel Strangers. It was directed and written by Andrew Haigh in 2023.
Release Date: 22 December 2023
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Andrew Scott, Paul Mesca, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy
Asha, a young girl, makes a wish on a star and receives more of an answer than she bargained for when a mischievous star descends from the heavens to join her. Asha is a 17-year-old leader in the making and a motivated optimist. She’ll have to join forces with Star, a cosmic force and limitless ball of pure energy (and possibly chaos), in order to defeat one of the most powerful foes in the cosmos.
Release Date: March 1, 2024
Director: Adrian Molina
Starring: Yonas Kibreab, America Ferrera
Snow White (2024)
Snow White is an upcoming American musical fantasy film directed by Marc Webb, from a screenplay by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson.
Co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Marc Platt Productions, it is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1937 animated film, which itself is loosely based on the 1812 fairy tale of the same title by the Brothers Grimm.
The film stars Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen.
Release Date: March 22, 2024
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Rachel Zegler, Gal Gadot, Martin Klebba, Andrew Burnap
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024)
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is an upcoming American science fiction action film directed by Wes Ball from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison, and produced by Joe Hartwick Jr., Jaffa, Silver, and Jason Reed.
Produced and distributed by 20th Century Studios, it is intended to be the sequel to War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) and the fourth installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. It stars Owen Teague in the lead role alongside Freya Allan, Peter Macon, Eka Darville, and Kevin Durand.
Development on the film began in 2019, following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, with Ball attached as director.
Much of the script was written during the COVID-19 pandemic, with casting commencing in June 2022 following the script’s completion.
Teague was cast in the lead role in August, with the film’s title and additional casting revealed in the following months. Filming began in October in Sydney and wrapped in February 2023.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 24, 2024.
Release Date: May 24, 2024
Director: Wes Ball
Starring: Owen Teague
Inside Out is an American media franchise created by Pete Docter. It takes place inside the mind of a girl named Riley, with multiple personified emotions administer her thoughts and actions throughout her life.
The franchise is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by its parent company Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
It began with the 2015 film of the same name, and will be followed by Inside Out 2 (2024). The franchise also includes a short film, several video games, and two theme park attractions.
Release Date: June 14, 2024
Director: Kelsey Mann
Starring: Amy Poehler, Diane Lane
Mufasa: The Lion King (2024)
Jenkins is reportedly working on a prequel to Jon Favreau’s 2019 live-action The Lion King, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter in 2020.
In 2022, Jenkins told Variety that “kings aren’t just born, they’re not just made,” confirming that preparations were still being undertaken.
They must “evolve into their true selves.” The film’s premiere date and official announcement came during Disney’s D23 Expo in September 2022.
Only Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Kani have been confirmed to return from the original live-action film’s cast as Pumbaa, Timon, and Rafiki.
Release Date: July 5, 2024
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani
Captain America: New World Order (2024)
To what extent Samuel Sterns (Tim Blake Nelson), the scientist we last saw in The Incredible Hulk, has completed his transformation into the supervillain known as the Leader is unknown, but we do know that Anthony Mackie will play the role after previously playing Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Release Date: July 26, 2024
Director: Julius Onah
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Harrison Ford, Tim Blake Nelson, Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly, Liv Tyler, Shira Haas
The film follows a group of anti-heroes as they undertake missions for the government. Like other Marvel films, it features actors and characters from elsewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sebastian Stan reprises his role as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, while other returning cast members include Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova/Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, and Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov/Taskmaster.
Release Date: December 20, 2024
Director: Jake Schreier
Starring: Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Hannah John-Kamen, Wyatt Russell, Harrison Ford, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Olga Kurylenko
- Untitled Disney Film
Details are yet TBD.
Release Date: August 16, 2024
Deadpool 3 (2024)
Deadpool 3 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, produced by Marvel Studios and Maximum Effort, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
It is intended to be the 37th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and a sequel to Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018).
The film is being directed by Shawn Levy, written by the writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, along with Zeb Wells, Ryan Reynolds, and Levy. Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson / Deadpool alongside Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin, and Brianna Hildebrand.
Development on a third Deadpool film began at 20th Century Fox by November 2016, but was placed on hold after the company’s acquisition by Disney was completed in March 2019.
Control of the character was then given to Marvel Studios, who began developing a new film with Reynolds returning to star.
The film integrates Deadpool with the MCU while retaining the R-rating of the previous films. Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin joined in November 2020 to write the script.
Reese and Wernick were hired to return from the first two films to rewrite the script by March 2022, along with Levy directing. Additional casting took place in early 2023 when the additional screenwriters were revealed. Filming began in late May 2023 in London.
Deadpool 3 is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 8, 2024, as the first film of Phase Six of the MCU.
Release Date: November 8, 2024
Director: Shawn Levy
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin, Matthew Macfadyen, Emma Corrin, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams
- Untitled Disney Animated Film
We don’t yet know the specifics.
Release Date: November 27, 2024
Avatar 3 is an upcoming American epic science fiction film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron.
It is the third film in Cameron’s Avatar franchise, and a sequel to Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).
Cameron is producing the film with Jon Landau. Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno were involved in the writing process.
Cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, Matt Gerald, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Jemaine Clement, Britain Dalton, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Jack Champion, Bailey Bass and Filip Geljo reprise their roles from previous films, with Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, and Oona Chaplin portraying new characters.
Cameron stated that Avatar: The Seed Bearer is being considered as a possible title for the film.
Cameron, who had stated in 2006 that he would like to make sequels to Avatar if it was successful, announced the first two sequels in 2010 following the widespread success of the first film, with Avatar 3 aiming for a 2015 release.
However, the addition of two more sequels (four in total), and the necessity to develop new technology in order to film performance capture scenes underwater, a feat never accomplished before, led to significant delays to allow the crew more time to work on the writing, pre-production, and visual effects.
Avatar 3 started shooting simultaneously with Avatar: The Way of Water in New Zealand on September 25, 2017; filming completed in late-December 2020, after over three years of shooting.
The film’s theatrical release has been subject to eight delays, with the latest occurring on July 23, 2020; it is scheduled for release on December 20, 2024.
Release Date: December 19, 2025
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, CCH Pounder, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Oona Chaplin
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Phase Five is a collection of superhero movies and TV shows based on Marvel Comics characters produced by Marvel Studios in the United States.
From 2023 to midway through 2024, all of the Marvel Studios works will be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney+, respectively.
Marvel Studios Animation was responsible for the phase’s animated content.
In February 2023, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be the first film in the phase, and in June 2023, Secret Invasion will be the first series.
Release Date: February 14, 2025
Director: Yann Demange
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Mia Goth, Delroy Lindo
Although WandaVision’s Matt Shakman was confirmed as the film’s director during the September 2022 D23 Expo, The Walt Disney Company’s December 2020 investor day announced that Jon Watts was on board to direct a long-rumored new version of the Fantastic Four series.
Kevin Feige informed The Hollywood Reporter in 2022 that the upcoming film in the franchise would not serve as an origin narrative, while no cast names have been revealed.
“This backstory is very common knowledge. Common knowledge is widespread. What can we do with that to show them something really new? THR, Feige informed.
Release Date: May 2, 2025
Director: Matt Shakman
“Moana” remake (2025)
An announcement about the live-action adaptation was made by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in early April during a shareholder meeting.
He will reprise his role as Maui from the hit 2016 movie. On Instagram, Auli’i Cravalho confirmed that she wouldn’t be reprising her role as Moana.
Filmed under the direction of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Destin Daniel Cretton and written by Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s Jeff Loveness, this is one of the two films announced at the July 2022 Comic-Con as concluding Phase 6 of the MCU’s world takeover strategy.
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Secret Wars takes place on Battleworld, a planet designed specifically for the purpose of pitting Earth’s mightiest heroes and villains against one another.
Spider-Man, Cap’n America, Cap’n Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Thor, the Wasp, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men are just some of the heroes who make an appearance.
The picture also has a wide variety of antagonists, but Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror and a yet-to-be-cast Doctor Doom stand out.
Release Date: May 7, 2027
Avatar 4 (2029)
Details are still TBD.
Release Date: December 21, 2029
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana
Avatar 5 (2031)
Details are still TBD.
Release Date: December 19, 2031
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana