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'Avenger’s Infinity War' director Anthony Russo confirms two blockbusters will cross paths in the third installment of the franchise. (Marvel/-)
As we enter the second half of 2017, fans of movies made by Disney, which includes Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, may rejoice as there are many promising films to look forward to thanks to the company's long list of upcoming projects.
Here are several of them slated for release between 2017 and 2019 as compiled by Antara news agency. Most of the release dates are US-based, unless stated otherwise.
Cars 3 was officially screened in the United Kingdom last Friday. An official trailer for the film shows the effort Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) has to make in order to get back on the racetrack.
The third installment of the Thor franchise starring Chris Hemsworth is slated for release on Nov. 3. A trailer released in April shows a scene of a gladiator-style face-off between Thor and his work-mate, Hulk.
This Pixar film is slated to hit the cinemas on Nov. 22. The animation is said to be inspired by the el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the indigenous Mexican festivity practiced every end of October until the beginning of November.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Lucasfilm is set to bring the eighth installment of the Star Wars series to the cinemas on Dec. 15. Last April, actress Daisy Ridley who plays the character Rey stated that the film would “delve deep” into Rey’s story. It has also been reported that the film will mark Carrie Fisher’s last appearance in Star Wars’ Skywalker family-saga films.
The film based on Marvel’s superhero comic Black Panther is rumored to hit the theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.
A Wrinkle in Time
This remake of a 1963 novel by Madeleine L’Engle tells the story of a girl whose father goes missing after working on a mysterious scientific project. The film will reportedly star Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling and will be screened on March 9, 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War
The superheroes film, which director Anthony Russo called “a culmination of everything that’s happened before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe”, is slated for release on May 4, 2018.
Star Wars Han Solo spinoff
A yet-to-be-named Star Wars spinoff about Han Solo starring Alden Ehrenreich as a young Solo is said to be released on May 25, 2018.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Marvel and Disney’s Ant-Man and The Wasp is scheduled to hit the theaters on July 8, 2018. There is still no news about the plot, but according to Hollywood Reporter, the sequel will star Randall Park, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena.
The Incredibles 2
This film is expected to hit the US theaters on June 15, 2018. According to The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-incredibles-2-trailer-description-d23-a7843881.html), the sequel will be a follow up to the first movie and focused on Elasticgirl.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
The live-action remake of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King story by E.T.A. Hoffmann is scheduled to hit the theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. It tells the story of a girl whose favorite toy, the nutcracker, comes alive and takes her into a magical toy kingdom.
Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Five years after the initial release, the ‘Wreck It Ralph’ animation will return to the screen on Nov. 21, 2018. This time, the story goes beyond the world of video games into the internet. The film will feature cameos by Disney heroines, such as Snow White, Moana, Anna (Frozen) and Ariel (The Little Mermaid), The Verge has reported.
Mary Poppins Returns
Disney will be revealing a sequel about the perfect nanny Mary Poppins starring Emily Blunt on Dec. 21, 2018. Events in the live action are said to take place 25 years after that of the original film.
The film, said to be the first female-led Marvel superheroes film, is set to be released coinciding with the 2019 International Women’s Day on March 8.
The Tim Burton live-action remake of Dumbo, a Disney classic animation about a huge-eared flying elephant, is scheduled for screening on March 29, 2019.
Star Wars: Episode IX
The film directed by Colin Trevorrow is expected to be released in 2019. No information about the exact date release or whether the plot is available yet.
Toy Story 4
The fourth installment of Toy Story is slated to hit the cinemas on June 21, 2019.
The Lion King
The Jon Favreau's live-action adaptation of Disney classic The Lion King is said to hit the theaters on July 19, 2019.
A sequel to the worldwide megahit Frozen is slated for premiere on Nov. 27, 2019.
The live-action remake of Disney classic Aladdin featuring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith is scheduled to be screened in 2019, although the exact date has yet been confirmed yet. (mas/kes)
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