Marvel Studios have been teasing fans with the release of WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki for a while now. We know that these Disney+ titles will be gracing our screens in the new year but what else is up Marvel’s sleeve in the near future? The Studio has confirmed that there will be an additional three new series added to their planned line-up. This will include Secret Invasion starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ironheart with Dominique Thorne as a genius inventor and Armor Wars, starring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine who finds himself face to face with Tony Stark’s worst fears.
Fans can also expect the following feature films: A third Ant Man feature titled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Fantastic Four (following a history of lackluster films, will this finally save the reputation of Marvel’s most iconic family?) Black Widow, Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Eternals, Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2, Blade, Captain Marvel 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
For the Star Wars fans
Hold on to your Wookies Star Wars’ fans because Lucasfilm has big plans for the franchise. Over the next few years Disney+ is set to launch a number of projects including Obi-Wan Kenobi (starring Ewan McGregor with Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader) and two series from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni: “Rangers of the New Republic” and “Ahsoka (featuring none other than Ahsoka Tano). Both series will be set in the Mandalorian era.
That’s not all, along with the above the studio revealed plans to produce “new feature films destined to expand the Star Wars galaxy like never before.” Rogue Squadron,” is set to be released in December 2023 and will be directed by Wonder Woman’s director Patty Jenkins. A Star Wars feature film by writer/director Taika Waititi is also on the list.
For the Pixar fans
When it comes to the team that brought you Toy Story, UP and Cars, expectations run high and judging by their upcoming line-up viewers will not be disappointed. Pixar Animation Studios revealed a whole slew of original films are on the movie-making agenda and they include Pixar’s first-ever long-form animated series Win or Lose, which debuts exclusively on Disney+ in Autumn 2023 as well as new films Turning Red, and Lightyear – the definitive origin story of the hero that inspired the toy. Marvel’s Captain American will be swapping his shied for a set of plastic wings as Chris Evans steps into the role of Buzz on his journey to becoming the most famous Space Ranger ever. Luca – and original film – is also set to debut in summer 2021.
For the Disney animation fans
Exciting news from the Walt Disney Animation Studios. The animated musical Encanto, is slated for theaters in November 2021 and will include new songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Raya and the Last Dragon is also set for a 2021 release date and will debut simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theatres in March.
Fans of Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Tiana and Moana now get to enjoy more of their favourite characters away from the big screen as Disney’s Walt Disney Animation Studios is set to produce a collection of animated series for the first time. Iwájú – which will be produced in collaboration with the Pan-African comic book entertainment company Kugali – will join Baymax, Zootopia+, Tiana and Moana on the list of series being produced.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production
It’s been 27 years since the Sanderson sisters first bewitched us in the 1993 release of Hocus Pocus and it seems we are finally closer to the sequel we’ve all been craving – even more so that Winnie and her thirst for the elixir of youth. Disney has confirmed that Hocus Pocus 2 is on the schedule of reboots along with Three Men and a Baby with Zac Efron and Cheaper by the Dozen with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Gabrielle Union. A new Sister Act film starring Whoopi Goldberg has also been confirmed. Goldberg will also be producing the film with Tyler Perry.
Disney+ also revealed plans to produce “Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers,” as a hybrid live action-animated film starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg. A Robert Zemeckis directed “Pinocchio has been confirmed and will star Tom Hanks; while forever-kid Peter Pan will make a return in Peter Pan & Wendy. This new tale will see Jude Law take up the helm of Captain Hook and Yara Shahidi will be the new Tinker Bell. More magic is to be expected with 2007 movie Enchanted now becoming “Disenchanted as Amy Adams returns as Giselle in the sequel.
Other exciting projects
If you’ve yet to read Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone we at The HTVJ can confirm it’s a must! The bestselling novel is a West-African inspired fantasy story that pulsates with magic – both dark and light – and is set to become a feature film. Depending on its success we at the Hungry TV Junkie anticipate a sequel as author Adeyemi has penned a second book to follow the first call Children of Virtue and Vengeance.
National Geographic are set to produce profile titles “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth, Welcome to Earth (working title) featuring Will Smith, and a fourth season of the anthology series Genius, which will profile Martin Luther King, Jr. All will be streaming on Disney+. The studio also announced a new documentary film called Cousteau, which will debut in theatres first before coming to Disney+. This will sit alongside the new documentary series Secrets of the Whales, A Real Bug’s Life, and America The Beautiful.
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