Disney is no longer just princesses and catchy songs that are sure to get stuck in your head. It is now a film empire, and that empire has just revealed their plans to the world.
I have been saying for years that Disney has a choke-hold on the box office, and the recent revelation of their line-up for the next few years confirms it. Not only do they have the list filled with sequels in the Marvel and Star Wars franchise, they are armed to the teeth with fresh films that look promising. With such a massive line-up, I think it would be better if we took the films one-by-one.
[The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) (May 1, 2015)
Obviously Age of Ultron is their closest release, seeing as it hits theaters in a little overy a week. The film follows Earth's mightiest heroes as they battle against Ultron, a ruthless sentient robot that threatens to cleanse the world of humanity. The film stars Roberts Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, and many more!
Tomorrowland (May 20, 2015)
Tomorrowland introduces a magical world that only exists in the memory of two people who are set on discovering the mysteries held there. It stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, and Britt Robertson.
Inside Out (June 17, 2015)
Inside out is the closest new animated film made by Disney and Pixar. The film centers around a girl who struggles with the five emotions that battle for control inside her head. The movie features the vocall talents of Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, and Diane Lane.
Ant-Man (July 16, 2015)
The second move in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man follows Scott Lang, a con-man that must use the special Ant-Man suit to save the world. Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Evangeline Lily.
Bridge of Spies (October 9th, 2015)
Steven Spielberg directs this Cold War drama, in which an attorney named James Donovan attempts to come to terms with Russia over a captive American pilot. Tom Hanks stars as Donovan in the film, with Alan Alda joining on the cast.
The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015)
The Good Dinosaur is another animated film that explores the idea of a world where the dinosaurs were never rendered extinct. In the film a dinosaur named Arlo befriends a young boy, and they both have quite an adventure. The film features the vocal talents of Neil Petri Harris, Bill Hader, and John Lithgow.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 16, 2015)
The Force Awakens is the first in a new trilogy of the beloved Star Wars franchise. Another threat is introduced to the galaxy, and a band of heroes must do whatever it takes to stop them. Along with returning cast members, the film welcomes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Issac.
The Finest Hours (October 31, 2015)
After a blizzard destroys a few oil tankers, the Coast Guard attempts a rescue mission. Chris Pine and Casey Affleck play lead roles.
Zootopia (March 3, 2016)
A fox is framed for a crime he didn't commit in the animal civilization of Zootopia. A rabbit police officer is sent off after him, but they are forced to band together when they uncover a conspiracy.
The Jungle Book (April 7, 2016)
Jon Favreau teams up with Disney to bring the timeless animated classic to live-action. The film promises an all star cast, with Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, and Bill Murray.
Captain America: Civil War (April 28, 2016)
After a catastrophic event causes many casualties. A superhero registration act is passed by the government, which causes a rift between heroes. Iron Man and Captain America lead opposing forces against each other in a battle that could change the MCU forever. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. reprise their roles as their iconic superhero roles.
Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 26, 2016)
The sequel to Tim Burton Alice movie is set to bring back the cast of the first one, including Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway. Nothing about the plot is known at this point.
Finding Dory (Summer 2016)
Ellen Degeneres is back as Dory, the forgetful blue fish that helped Marlin save his son. Not much is known about the plot at this point.
The BFG (June 30, 2016)
Roald Dahl's classic children's tale involving a little girl and a Big Friendly Giant (hence BFG) is being brought to the big screen by director Steven Spielberg. Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, and Bill Hader have joined the cast so far.
Pete's Dragon (August 12, 2016)
A young orphan takes comfort with his pet dragon in this David Lowery directed film. Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, and Robert Redford are set to star.
Moana (November 23, 2016)
Moana is the story of a young girl who travels overseas in search of a mysterious island alongside her demi-god companion Maui. The cast is still unknown, except for Dwayne Johnson, who will be voicing Maui.
Doctor Strange (October 27, 2016)
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Steven Strange, a man who learns the mystic arts and has to use them to protect the world from evil.
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One (December 16, 2016)
The first spin-off film of the franchise, Rogue One follows the rebels as they try to steal the plans for the Death Star. So far, Felicity Jones is the only actress confirmed to be in the film.
Beauty and the Beast (Early 2017)
This live-action adaptation of a classic Disney Princess tale starts Emma Watson as Belle, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Josh Gad as Le Fou.
Ghost in the Shell (April 14, 2017)
Ghost in the Shell is a remake of the 1995 film by the same name. It stars Scarlett Johansson in a lead role in a story about a lethal cyborg that attempts to take down a dangerous hacker.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (April 28, 2017)
Not much is known about the film yet, although director James Gunn has stated that it's a tale about father's with a better soundtrack.
Star Wars Episode VIII (May 26, 2017)
Nothing is yet known about this movie, other than that Oscar Issac is set to return as his character Poe Dameron.
Toy Story 4 (June 16, 2017)
The plot and cast is still unknown, but actress Rashida Jones from Parks & Rec. is set to work on the screenplay.
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (July 5, 2017)
After a long break, the Pirates series is back as Captain Jack Sparrow searches for Poseidon's lost trident. Johnny Depp is returning as Sparrow, Orlando Bloom is returning as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush is returning as Barbossa.