This week, Disney gave us a better idea of their current slate of upcoming films, as Walt Disney Studios announced a series of release dates over the next few years. The announcement gave us the release dates for Disney’s upcoming Into the Woods, Saving Mr. Banks, some currently unannounced Marvel projects, and more.
First announced were a few changed release dates for upcoming Disney films. The upcoming Saving Mr. Banks, originally set for release on December 20 of this year, will now first debut on December 13 in limited release instead, before debuting on December 20 nationwide as previously scheduled. Also changed was the release date for Brad Bird’s film Tomorrowland, which will now be released on December 12, 2014 instead of December 19.
Disney also set release dates for a few upcoming films, some of which we hadn’t heard much about yet. The studio’s adaptation of Into the Woods was officially given a release date of December 24, 2014. In addition, Disney’s adaptation of the classic children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was given a release date of October 10, 2014. The adaptation will be produced in part by the Jim Henson Company, and is currently set to star Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. Finally, Disney also set a release date for The Hundred-Foot Journey, which will be produced in part by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. Based on the book by Richard C. Morais about an Indian boy in France who becomes a chef’s apprentice to his father’s rival, the film will be released on August 8, 2014.
Finally, Disney announced a few new films slated for production that we hadn’t yet heard about. While Disney’s Planes has still yet to be released in theaters, Disney announced that a sequel to the film, entitled Planes: Fire & Rescue, will be debuting in theaters July 18, 2014. In addition, Disney teased two currently-untitled Marvel films, which will be released in theaters on May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017.
Stay tuned for more news on all of these upcoming films.