Disney has over 40 movies coming to theaters through 2031 — here they are

  • Walt Disney Studios is constantly updating its film schedule.

  • In addition to "Star Wars" movies and Marvel projects, Disney also distributes Fox films.

  • Three more "Avatar" sequels, a fifth "Toy Story" film, and another "Alien" movie are on the way.

The following list contains Walt Disney Studios' theatrical film slate as of November 9, 2023.

"The Marvels" — November 10, 2023

Brie Larson stars in "The Marvels," a "Captain Marvel" sequel out in November.
Brie Larson stars in "The Marvels," a "Captain Marvel" sequel out in November.Courtesy of Marvel Studios

The "Captain Marvel" sequel finds Carol Danvers' (Brie Larson) powers tangled with those of Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who Marvel refers to as Carol's "estranged niece."

You can read more on the sequel here.

"Next Goal Wins" — November 17

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"Next Goal Wins" is from Searchlight Pictures.Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Searchlight Pictures

Based on a true story, Taika Waititi's ("Thor: Love and Thunder") sports comedy follows coach Thomas Rongen's (Michael Fassbender) attempt to lead the American Samoa soccer team, considered the world's worst soccer team, into a World Cup qualifier.

Rhys Darby, Elisabeth Moss, and Will Arnett also star.

"Wish" — November 22

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Ariana DeBose voices Asha in the Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn-directed film.Disney Animation

Disney's next big animated musical focuses on the origin story of the wishing star seen across many Disney classics.

The film follows Asha (Ariana DeBose) in the kingdom of Rosas as she sets out to save her home with a tiny cosmic sidekick named Star and her pet goat, Valentino (Alan Tudyk). Chris Pine stars as the film's villain.

"Poor Things" — December 8

Mark Ruffalo and Emma Stone will star in "Poor Things" alongside Willem Dafoe.
Mark Ruffalo and Emma Stone will star in "Poor Things" alongside Willem Dafoe.Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

Based on the novel by Alasdair Gray and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, an eccentric doctor (Willem Dafoe) brings his daughter (Emma Stone) back to life using the brain of her unborn child.

Also starring Mark Ruffalo and Ramy Youssef, the film is based on Alasdair Gray's 1992 novel.

"All of Us Strangers" — December 22

Andrew Scott in "All of Us Strangers," a Searchlight Pictures' production.
Andrew Scott in "All of Us Strangers," a Searchlight Pictures' production.Chris Harris/20th Century Studios

A screenwriter, Adam (Andrew Scott), discovers his dead parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell) alive in his childhood home after an encounter with his mysterious neighbor (Paul Mescal).

Adam's parents strangely appear the same exact age as the day they died three decades ago.

"The Bikeriders" — TBD

Jodie Comer as Kathy, Director Jeff Nichols, and Austin Butler as Benny on the set of "The Bikeriders."
Jodie Comer as Kathy, Director Jeff Nichols, and Austin Butler as Benny on the set of "The Bikeriders."Kyle Kaplan/20th Century Studios

Based on a 1968 photo book of the same name, the Jeff Nichols-directed movie follows the evolution of a fictional motorcycle club through the eyes of its members.

Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, and Norman Reedus star.

The film was set for a December 1 release, but was removed from the theatrical calendar during the SAG-AFTRA strike.

"Magazine Dreams" — TBD

Jonathan Majors in "Magazine Dreams."
Jonathan Majors in "Magazine Dreams."Courtesy Searchlight Pictures

The film follows Jonathan Majors as an aspiring bodybuilder. Majors received high praise for his performance in the film at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

Originally set for a December 8, 2023 theatrical release, the film has quietly been removed from the calendar as Majors' domestic dispute continues to play out in the courts.

"Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes" — May 24, 2024

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The sequel will follow Caesar's son.Fox

A sequel to 2017's "War for the Planet of the Apes," Wes Ball directs the fourth film in the 20th Century Studios' saga which will take place years after the last movie.

Humans have regressed while apes have taken over the Earth, but are enslaving clans. The film will star Owen Teague as Caesar's son.

"Inside Out 2" — June 14, 2024

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Joy and Sadness in "Inside Out."Disney/Pixar

"It takes place in Riley's head, only this time, she's a teenager," Amy Poehler said at 2022's D23 Expo, adding there will be "new emotions that show up."

"Inside Out 2" will be directed by Kelsey Mann who worked on "The Good Dinosaur," "Lightyear," and "Onward," with a script from Meg LeFauve who wrote the original 2015 film.

According to Puck's Matthew Belloni, per Vulture, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader will not reprise their roles because they were offered 2% of Poehler's salary, which is reportedly $5 million "plus additional fees and bonuses."

Untitled "Deadpool 3" — July 26, 2024

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in Deadpool and Wolverine costumes in "Deadpool 3."
Ryan Reynolds confirmed the release date on September 27, 2022.Marvel Studios; @deadpoolmovie/Twitter

Ryan Reynolds surprised fans with a video update to the third movie, announcing that his pal Hugh Jackman would reprise his role as the X-Men character Wolverine.

The anticipated sequel, directed by Reynolds' frequent collaborator, Shawn Levy, will also star Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Emma Corrin, and Rob Delaney. In addition to Jackman's reprisal, reports and rumors claim that fans could also be in store for a lot of familiar faces from Marvel's past in the new film.

The movie was previously scheduled for a November 2024 release.

Untitled "Alien" movie — August 16, 2024

Sigourney Weaver starred in the "Alien" franchise.Twentieth Century-Fox Productions

A new "Alien" movie appeared in Disney's latest theatrical release schedule in June 2023.

This will be the first new "Alien" film release since Disney purchased Fox. It will be directed by Fede Álvarez.

"The Amateur" — November 8, 2024

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Rami Malek stars in "The Amateur."Ian Gavan/Getty

20th Century Studios' spy thriller stars Rami Malek as a CIA cryptographer who loses his wife in a terrorist attack.

When the agency won't go after her killer due to an internal conflict, Malek's character blackmails the CIA.

Rachel Brosnahan, Laurence Fishburne, and Julianne Nicholson also star.

"Mufasa: The Lion King" — December 20, 2024

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2019's "The Lion King" is getting a prequel.Walt Disney Studios

"'Mufasa' is the origin story of one of the greatest kings in the history of pride lions," director Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") told fans at 2022's D23 Expo, saying that the film will be told in different time frames as it shifts between the present and past.

Rafiki, Timon, and Pumbaa are all narrating Mufasa's story, which will show how he came into power.

"Mufasa was actually an orphaned cub who had to navigate the world alone, by himself," Jenkins said of the prequel. "In telling this story, we get to experience the real journey of how Mufasa found his place in the Circle of Life."

You can read more on the prequel here.

Disney currently has three more untitled theatrical releases set for 2024.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger recently announced a third "Frozen" movie.Walt Disney

This list does not contain any 20th Century and Searchlight Pictures films.

April 5, 2024 — untitled Disney film

September 6, 2024 — untitled Disney film

November 27, 2024 — untitled Disney animation

"Captain America: Brave New World" — February 14, 2025

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Sam Wilson's Captain America is a combination of Cap and the Falcon.Disney Platform Distribution

Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) is the new Captain America in the fourth film in the franchise.

At the 2022 D23 Expo, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced that Shira Haas would play superheroine Sabra while Tim Blake Nelson will reprise his role from 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" as The Leader, a Hulk villain.

Danny Ramirez and Carl Lumbly will also reprise their roles from "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." Director Julius Onah ("The Cloverfield Paradox") described the sequel as a thriller.

Marvel Studios recently changed the film's title from "Captain America: New World Order."

"Snow White" — March 21, 2025

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Rachel Zegler at the Los Angeles premiere of "Shazam: Fury of the Gods."Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man") directs the upcoming adaptation with "West Side Story" star Rachel Zegler playing the iconic Disney princess. Gal Gadot assumes the role of her stepmother, the Evil Queen.

"Snow White is the girl you remember, but she's definitely made for the modern age," Zegler told the D23 crowd. "There's such an emphasis on what it really means to be the fairest of them all. For Snow White, it's coming to terms with finding herself and finding her inner voice and finding a sense of agency so that she can be a just ruler and a wonderful queen."

The fairy tale will have new music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the songs for "The Greatest Showman" and "La La Land."

The film was pushed back an entire year in October due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

"Fantastic Four" — May 2, 2025

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Kang has frequent run-ins with the Fantastic Four.Marvel Comics

First announced several years ago, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con that the "Fantastic Four" reboot will kick off Phase Six of the MCU.

At D23 Expo in 2022, Feige revealed that "WandaVision" director Matt Shakman would direct the reboot. No cast has been named yet for the film.

"Elio" — June 13, 2025

Artwork released for Elio from 2022's D23 Expo.Pixar

Elio follows an 11-year-old child who meets aliens and becomes Earth's ambassador. Starring America Ferrara and Yonas Kibreab, it will be directed by Adrian Molina.

The film was originally set for a 2024 release.

"Moana" remake — June 27, 2025

"Moana" was first released in 2016.Disney

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced the live-action adaptation during a prerecorded video for a shareholders meeting in early April.

Johnson will reprise his role from the hit 2016 movie as Maui. Original Moana actor Auli'i Cravalho announced on Instagram she won't reprise her role as the Disney princess.

Instead, she'll serve as an executive producer.

"Thunderbolts" — July 25, 2025

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Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Hannah John-Kamen, David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jake Scheier, Kevin Feige are seen revealing the cast of "Thunderbolts" at D23 Expo.The Walt Disney Company via Getty Images

"There's currently a world without the Avengers," Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said at the D23 Expo in September 2022, when asked about the state of the MCU in the next "Captain America" film.

"Just because there is not an organization of the Avengers, doesn't mean there's not a group of superheroes in the MCU."

"Thunderbolts" features a ragtag bunch of antiheroes, including a group of characters we've seen introduced in various movies and Disney+ shows.

Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), US Agent (Wyatt Russell), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Red Guardian (David Harbour), Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) will all star in the upcoming movie.

The group basically seems like Marvel's version of the Suicide Squad.

"Blade" — November 7, 2025

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Mahershala Ali in 2021.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Although Wesley Snipes originated the role in the 1998 movie, Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali is playing the human/vampire hybrid, who protects humans from vamps, in the reboot.

Ali's Blade was first teased in a post-credit scene of "Eternals."

"Avatar 3" — December 19, 2025

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A scene from "Avatar."Fox

"Avatar 3" was shot simultaneously with "Avatar 2." The film was recently pushed back from 2024.

Disney currently has four untitled Disney projects set for release in 2025.

Disney CEO Bob Iger recently announced a "Zootopia" sequel.Walt Disney Animation Studios

This list does not contain 20th Century and Searchlight Pictures films.

March 7, 2025 — untitled Disney film

May 23, 2025 — untitled Disney film

August 8, 2025 — untitled Disney film

November 26, 2025 — untitled Disney animation

"Avengers: Kang Dynasty" — May 1, 2026

Jonathan Majors as Kang in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."
Jonathan Majors as Kang in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."Marvel Studios/Disney

The next "Avengers" movie will revolve around Jonathan Major's character.

Untitled "Star Wars" movie — May 22, 2026

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A scene from "The Last Jedi."Lucasfilm

Disney recently announced a new "Star Wars" trilogy. The first will revolve around Daisy Ridley's character, Rey, rebuilding the Jedi order.

Untitled "Star Wars" movie — December 18, 2026

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Taika Waititi is getting his own "Star Wars" movie.Disney

This may be Taika Waititi's ("Thor: Love and Thunder") "Star Wars" movie.

"Taika's approach to 'Star Wars' will be fresh, unexpected, and…unique," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said on Disney's 2020 investor day of Waititi. "His enormous talent and sense of humor will ensure that audiences are in for an unforgettable ride."

Disney currently has 12 untitled Disney, Marvel, and Pixar projects set for release in 2026.

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Bob Iger recently announced a fifth "Toy Story" film.Disney/Pixar

This list does not contain 20th Century and Searchlight Pictures films.

January 16, 2026 — untitled Disney film

February 13, 2026 — untitled Marvel movie

March 6, 2026 — untitled Pixar movie

March 27, 2026 — untitled Disney film

April 17, 2026 — untitled Disney film

June 19, 2026 — untitled Pixar movie

July 10, 2026 — untitled Disney film

July 24, 2026 — untitled Marvel movie

August 14, 2026 — untitled Disney film

September 18, 2026 — untitled Disney film

November 6, 2026 — untitled Marvel movie

November 25, 2026 — untitled Disney animation

"Avengers: Secret Wars" — May 7, 2027

The logos for the next two "Avengers" movies were shown on screen at San Diego Comic-Con.
The logos for the next two "Avengers" movies were shown on screen at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con.Kirsten Acuna/Insider

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige originally announced that a second "Avengers" movie will close out Phase in 2025. As of June 2023, the film had been pushed to a summer 2027 launch.

Untitled "Star Wars" film — December 17, 2027

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An image from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."Disney/Lucasfilm

Additional future "Star Wars" movies will be directed by James Mangold ("Logan") and Dave Filoni.

"Avatar 4" — December 21, 2029

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A scene from "Avatar."Fox

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña star in the "Avatar" movies. This film was recently pushed back from a 2026 release date.

"Avatar 5" — December 19, 2031

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A scene from "Avatar."20th Century Fox; Media Magik Entertainment/YouTube

James Cameron had ideas for "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" in 2010. He originally announced "Avatar 4" in 2012, before revealing he planned for a fifth film in 2015.

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