From pirates to giants, Disney has just released its film schedule right through to 2019 – and it looks set to be an exciting four years in film! The list features a eclectic mix of films, including highly anticipated sequels and modern adaptations of our old favourites.
From the long-awaited Finding Dory, which sees the forgetful fish trying to regain memories of her past, to Doctor Strange, Marvel’s latest epic starring Benedict Cumberbatch, there’s something for everyone. And we certainly won’t be short of options.
While some films are hitting cinemas later this year, we’ll need to hold out a little longer for classics such as the fourth instalment of the Toy Story films, which won’t be released until June 2018 after being pushed back a year. But whether it’s romance, comedy or a good sing-along you enjoy, take a look at our pick of the best Disney flicks coming to a cinema near you…
Beauty and the Beast
A live-action, musical adaptation of the popular animated classic, Beauty and the Beast,
is set for release on 17 March 2017. Starring Emma Watson as heroine
Belle, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere and Ian McKellan as Cogsworth, the
re-telling of this love story is sure to whisk all of us off our feet.
The first teaser trailer for Beauty and the Beast is finally here! It sounds like some of the original haunting score has been kept, and there’s a brief glimpse as Emma Watson as Belle. Watch below:
Everyone’s favourite fish returns to the big screen on 17 June 2016 – and we can’t wait. Set six months after Finding Nemo, the sequel follows Dory, Nemo and his dad Marlin, as Dory sets out on a journey to find answers from her past. Featuring a Robbie Williams soundtrack, the film also has a stellar cast with Ellen DeGeneres returning as the voice of Dory.The BFG
Combining the work of Roald Dahl, Steven Spielberg and Disney, this live-action, fantasy adventure film based on the classic book of the same name will hit cinemas on 1 July 2016. Starring Bill Hader as the giant, the story tells the tale of a small orphan girl and her adventure with him.
Benedict Cumberbatch is back on our screens as the lead in the film adaptation of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Also starring Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams, the film follows Dr Stephen Strange who, after being involved in a car accident, becomes attuned to the world of magic. Watch out for its release on 26 October 2016.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
After skipping the last film, Orlando Bloom reprises his role as Will Turner in the latest in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The fifth instalment hits screens on 26 May 2017 and sees Jack Sparrow facing a frightening ghost ship lead by Captain Salazar. Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem and Orlando Bloom in one sitting? Sold.
Toy Story 4
Following the success of the first three films, the fourth addition doesn’t actually pick up where it left off. This time, there’s a whole new story; the unfolding love story between Woody and Bo Peep. While no cast members have yet been announced, the film is set to be released on 15 June 2018. It might sound a while off, but we’re already excited to take one more trip “to infinity and beyond!”.
Star Wars: Episode IX:
The only known facts about the highly-anticipated finale of the Star Wars trilogy is that it will be directed by Jurassic World creator Colin Trevorrow and released on 24 May 2019. So with three years to gear ourselves up for the release, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for updates from Disney.