Every upcoming Disney movie in 2021 to 2022 – from The King's Man to Pinocchio – RadioTimes

The complete list of every film coming from Disney and its many, many, many subsidiaries.
As expected given current events, keeping track of all the upcoming Disney movie release dates has been something of a rollercoaster with almost everything getting moved around the schedule – some of them multiple times!
But with the future appearing brighter and relative normalcy now in our sights, Disney has rejigged everything once more and they, and us, are hoping that the new schedule is one that will stick.
We now know that Black Widow, one of the movies to be moved about the most now has a set day for cinemas and Disney+ Premier Access, while the likes of Cruella, Death on the Nile and Free Guy now have new releases locked in.
We've collated a full list of the Disney films expected for release in the next few years, including every single Marvel film in the works and some that are bound for Disney+.
So without further ado, here are all the Disney films set for release in the next few years.
Release Date: 28th May 2021
Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, and Mark Strong
Rating: NR
The next live-action Disney adaptation, Cruella, follows the lead of Maleficent and places the focus on the villain, with Emma Stone portraying iconic dog skinner Cruella De Vil. The prequel takes place in 1970s London, and will show how the young fashion designer becomes obsessed with Dalmatian skins.
Release Date: 18th June 2021
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Marco Barricelli, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph and Jim Gaffigan
Rating: NR
Much like Soul, this is another offering from Pixar that will be going straight to Disney Plus and will be available as part of the regular subscription. The coming-of-age comedy fantasy film focuses on two best friends who have an unusual secret – they are both actually sea monsters!
Release date: 9th July 2021
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, O.T. Fagbenle, William Hurt and Ray Winstone
Rating: PG-13
Marvel's deadliest super-spy is kicking off the MCU's Phase 4 with an epic-looking prequel. Black Widow met an unfortunate end in Avengers: Endgame, but her first stand-alone film will give fans an insight into her dark past and her first family.
Johansson is joined by a stellar cast that includes fellow Oscar-nominee Pugh and Weisz (The Favourite) also as Black Widows, as well as Stranger Things's Harbour as a goofy Red Guardian – Russia's answer to Captain America. Here's the trailer.
The movie will now be released in cinemas and on Disney+ Premier Access on the same day.
Release date: 16th July 2021
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Stacy Martin
This Searchlight horror stars Rebecca Hall as a widow, hiding out in her late husband's lake house and trying to come to terms with her mysterious death. However, when she begins to suffer from nightmares and feels a disturbing presence in the house, she begins to discover secrets about her late husband.
Release date: 30th July 2021
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Édgar Ramírez and Paul Giamatti
Rating: 12A
Johnson and Blunt are the team-up you never knew you needed. Action adventure Jungle Cruise is inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, and has a very The Mummy by way of Rudyard Kipling vibe.
Set in the early twentieth century, the film sees Johnson play a charismatic Amazon riverboat captain who is enlisted by explorer Lily Houghton (Blunt) to go on a dangerous expedition in search of the healing Tree of Life.
Release date: 13th August 2021
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi, Lil Rel Howery and Utkarsh Ambudkar
Rating: NR
Reynolds stars in fast-paced, surreal action comedy Free Guy as a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game. Once the realisation hits, he decides to become the hero of his own story.
He is joined by an ensemble cast of fan favourites including the formidable Villanelle in Killing Eve (Comer), Steve Harrington in Stranger Things (Keery) and Thor: Ragnarok and JoJo Rabbit director Waititi. The trailer is as wild as the premise.
Release date: August 27th 2021
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr (archive footage)
Rating: NR
Legendary director Peter Jackson turns his attention to legendary band The Beatles in this feature-length documentary The Beatles: Get It Back focusing on the in-studio footage shot in early 1969 for the Let It Be film. Jackson will be using the same footage-enhancing techniques he used in WW1 doc You Shall Grow Not Old, and will include new music and their famous Savile Row roof performance.
Release date: 3rd September 2021
Cast: Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng
Rating: NR
The second MCU outing in 2021, Shang-Chi will be the first Marvel film with an Asian lead and will tell the story of The Master of Kung Fu, who has appeared in the comics since 1973. Interestingly Tony Leung has been confirmed to play The Mandarin – presumably, the real one after Ben Kingsley's version turned out to be a fake in Iron Man 3…
Release Date: 17th September 2021
Cast: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams Reid Scott, Naomie Harris
This sequel to 2018's Venom will see Tom Hardy reprise his role as the Spider-Man villain, with filming having taken place back in November 2019. Directed by The Lord of the Rings' Andy Serkis, Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage will see Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who made a brief appearance at the end of the last film, become the villain Carnage, with Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, Naomi Harris, Stephen Graham and Sean Delaney appeared in the film also.
Release date: 24th September 2021
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio
Based on Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's documentary of the same name, The Eyes of Tammy Faye stars Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker directed by The Big Sick's Michael Showalter.
Release date: 15th October 2021
Cast: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck
Rating: NR
Directed by Ridley Scott with a script from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener, this historical epic is jam-packed with talent. The film is based on the last officially recognised duel to take place in France, in which best friends Jean de Carrouges (Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Driver) were ordered to fight to the death after Le Gris was accused of rape.
Release date: 29th October 2021
Cast: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane and Amy Madigan
Rating: R-rated
Produced by dark fairytale master Guillermo del Toro, Antlers looks like a suitably creepy take on indigenous myths, at least judging by the trailer.
Russell (The Americans) plays a teacher in small-town Oregon, where one of her neglected young students appears to have formed a bond with a mysterious deadly creature. Breaking Bad's Plemons plays Russell's brother and the town's sheriff.
Release date: 22nd October 2021
Cast: Jack Dylan Grazer, Thomas Barbusca, Bentley Kalu
Rating: G
The first film from British animation studio Locksmith Animation – created by two Aardman alumni – Ron's Gone Wrong tells the story of a young boy whose robot friend stops working in a world where everyone has their own walking, talking mechanical companion.
Release date: 5th November 2021
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kit Harrington, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Ma Dong-Seok, Lauren Ridloff and Barry Keoghan
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
Marvel's much-anticipated cosmic epic Eternals will be hitting theatres this winter. The film will introduce a brand new team of superheroes to the MCU, as the titular Eternals are an ancient alien race who have been secretly living on Earth for millennia.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy will force them out of the shadows to fight the evil Deviants. There's much to look forward to on this one, including the first openly gay MCU superhero (Henry) and the first deaf superhero (Ridloff).
Release date: 10th December 2021
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Corey Stoll, Ana Isabelle and Maddie Ziegler
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
Steven Spielberg's reimagining of the Romeo-and-Juliet-inspired Broadway musical is set to hit theatres just before Christmas 2021.
The West Side Story reboot will star Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault in Our Stars) as street gang the Jets member Tony, and newcomer Zegler as Maria, whose brother Bernardo (Alvarez) is the leader of rival gang the Sharks. Moreno (One Day at a Time), who played Anita in the 1961 film, will also be appearing as Valentina.
Watch or buy the original West Side Story on Amazon.
Release date: 16th December 2021
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet
Rating: NR
Not content with with having already Avengers: Endgame as the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar 2 may just beat Disney's own record if it's predecessor is anything to go by. Little is known other than the return of several cast members – including those of previously dead characters – and a focus on Pandora's underwater locations.
Release Date: 17th December 2021
Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tony Revolori
Marvel Studios' third film in the Spider-Man franchise will see Tom Holland reprise his role as Peter Parker after Far from Home's massive cliffhanger. While few plot details are available, we know the likes of Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus, Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will be making appearances in Spider-Man 3.
Release date: 22nd December 2021
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton, Dijimon Hounsou, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
A prequel to Matthew Vaughn's spy comedy Kingsman: The Secret service, The King's Man is set during World War I and tells the origin story of the very first independent intelligence agency.
Colin Firth's suave secret agent and Taron Egerton's rogue newbie are replaced by an equally suave Fiennes and newbie Dickinson. They are joined by Arterton and Hounsou to take down a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds, including a Rasputin-looking character you can spot in the trailer (which still features the original release date of February 2020).
Release date: TBC 2021
Cast: Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux, Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Anjelica Huston and many, many more
Rating: R-rated
This "love letter to journalists" features all the hallmarks of a Wes Anderson film, including an aesthetic dripping in pastels and a gargantuan ensemble cast to beat all gargantuan ensemble casts (see above).
The French Dispatch is set in 20th-century France and centres around fictional newspaper the French Dispatch (inspired by the New Yorker), and the stories it tells, from the quirky to the revolutionary. Here's the trailer.
Release date: TBC 2021
Cast: Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Richard E. Grant, Lauren Patel and Sharon Horgan
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
The hit musical based on a true story about a young boy who dreams of becoming a drag queen is getting the silver screen treatment. Harwood stars as 16-year-old aspiring drag queen Jamie Campbell.
Happy Valley's Lancashire stars as his supportive mum Margaret while Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) plays drag queen Loco Chanel. Catastrophe's Horgan will also appear as jaded teacher Miss Hedge. We already have a trailer.
Release date: 14th January 2022
Cast: Ana de Armas, Ben Affleck, Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock, Dash Mihok, Jacob Elordi and Kristen Connolly
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
This psychological thriller based on Patricia Highsmith's famed novel will mark Adrian Lyne's return to the director's seat following an 18-year hiatus. Like Lyne's previous films – Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal and Unfaithful – Deep Water will blend mystery and desire.
Affleck and de Armas star as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a seemingly perfect married couple who have fallen out of love – and who are fond of playing deadly mind games.
Release date: 21st January 2022
Cast: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Adria Arjona, Tyrese Gibson
Suicide Squad's Jared Leto will play Morbius – The Living Vampire – in solo origin film Morbius. Set to be a dark take on the superhero genre, the film will follow Michael Morbius as he tries to fight a rare blood condition, experimenting with bat DNA which causes him to transform into his vampire-like form.
Release date: 4th February 2022
Cast: John Flanagan, Amanda Rabinowitz
Rating: NR
An animated adaptation of the popular webcomic, Nimona sees a young shape-shifter team up with a mad scientist to expose the ruler of a kingdom.
Release date: 11th February 2022
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Russell Brand, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Tom Bateman, Sophie Okonedo, Armie Hammer, Ai Fazal and Annette Bening
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
Branagh reprises the role of Agatha Christie's legendary detective Poirot for his Murder on the Orient Express sequel. Much like Branagh's first murder mystery, Death on the Nile also features an impressive ensemble cast, counting two superheroes (Wonder Woman Gadot and Black Panther's sister Wright), two national treasures (French and Saunders) and a Sex Education star (Emma Mackey) amongst its ranks.
Plus, Bateman returns as Poirot's friend and impromptu aid Bouc for the murderous cruise journey aboard an Egyptian river steamer.
Release date: 18th February 2022
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Taika Waititi, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson
Rating: NR
The first of four(!) confirmed MCU movies in 2021 – and Taika Waititi's sequel to the bonkers-yet-brilliant Thor Ragnarok – little is known about Thor: Love and Thunder, other than that Natalie Portman will be returning to take up the mantle of Lady Thor. Going by the end of Avengers: Endgame, we may also see a few Guardians of the Galaxy…
Release date: 25th March 2022
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong
Rating: NR
Quite possibly the best-named film ever, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness looks set to introduce the multiverse to the MCU, and will somehow tie into WandaVision. It's also been tipped as the MCU's first horror film – good thing we have horror maestro Sam Raimi, director of The Evil Dead, behind the camera…
Release date: 17th June 2022
Cast: Chris Evans
Rating: NR
In this Toy Story spin-off, Chris Evans will voice the original Buzz Lightyear – the young test pilot who became a Space Ranger and inspired the line of Buzz Lightyear toys as seen in Pixar's 1995 film. Finding Dory co-director Angus MacLane will be taking the lead on Lightyear.
Release date: 8th July 2022
Cast: Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Basset, Danai Gurira
Rating: NR
After Black Panther became an absolute phenomenon, it's no surprise we're seeing a Black Panther 2 many of the main characters returning. Plot details are sparse but rumours are swirling that Namor, King of Atlantis, will make his debut – and that somehow Killmonger may return. The star of the first movie, Chadwick Boseman sadly passed away last year and it has been confirmed that there are no plans to recast his character.
Release date: 29th July 2022
Cast: Harrison Ford
Rating: NR
The long-gestating Indiana Jones sequel still seems to be moving forward with Harrison Ford, though may well be delayed yet again. Last we heard Steven Spielberg dropped out of the director's chair, with Logan's James Mangold now set to helm Indiana Jones 5.
Release date: 7th October 2022
Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld
Following Into the Spider-Verse's hugely successful release, animated hero Miles Morales is returning for a highly-anticipated sequel starring Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld. Fingers crossed we'll see the return of Jake Johnson's Peter B. Parker, Nicolas Cage's Spider-Man Noir, Kimiko Glenn's Peni Parker and most importantly, John Mulaney's Spider-Ham.
Release date: 11th November 2022
Cast: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton
Rating: NR
The MCU's newest – and most powerful – Avenger, Captain Marvel will return for Captain Marvel 2 but it will be quite the wait. Other than being set after the first film, very little is known about the movie – it could be set before or after Endgame, and may well feature Ms. Marvel.
Release date: 16th December 2022
Cast: N/A
Rating: NR
After taking a break from feature films to focus on Disney+ series, Star Wars is pegged to return to the multiplexes in December 2022. Originally this would have been the first film from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, but since they have stepped down from the project it is unclear who will be directing – but both Taika Waititi and Rian Johnson have been in talks to helm Star Wars spin-offs.
Release date: TBC
Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman. Kristen Schaal
Rating: NR
The offbeat American comedy becomes the latest animated sitcom to get the big-screen treatment, with the long-awaited film bumped from its original release date of July 2020. Interestingly the film has been described as a musical comedy, and is set to answer some long-running questions – including Louise's bunny ears…
Release date: TBC
Cast: Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree Henry and Wyatt Russell
Rating: R-rated
It's a tale as old as time – a convalescent is relegated to view the world from their window witnesses a crime across the street, but nobody believes them.
Director Joe Wright's star-studded spin on the technicolor Rear Window (which is also an adaptation), is adapted from A. J. Finn's novel of the same name and stars. Here's the trailer.
Release date: TBC
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Oscar Knightley, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Lehi Falepapalangi, Semu Filipo, Uli Latukefu, Rachel House and Kaimana
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
Prolific director Taika Waititi somehow managed to squeeze some time out of his jam-packed schedule to film this charming sports comedy.
The film tells the true story of the American Samoa football team that suffered the worst loss in World Cup history (31-0 to Australia). Following the epic loss, a maverick coach (Fassbender) takes them on to try and turn them into an elite team.
Release date: TBC
Cast: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Awkwafina – Rumoured: Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
It's unlikely the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid will hit cinemas this year, but the House of Mouse could pull off a miracle yet.
Starring as the titular little mermaid will be Halle Bailey, best known as one half of R&B duo Chloe x Halle, with McCarthy rumoured to be taking on the role of the villainous Ursula and Hauer-King confirmed as Prince Eric. If you're wondering what The Little Mermaid soundtrack will be like, old songs like the iconic Part of Your World will feature, with new songs being written by Hamilton's Lin Manuel Miranda and original composer Alan Menken.
Release date: TBC
Cast: TBC
Rating: NR (not rated yet)
The 1963 animation is also getting the live-action treatment, though it remains unclear when King Arthur, Merlin and co will appear on the small screen. Like Lady and the Tramp, the Arthurian adaptation is set to premier on Dinsey+, so we could theoretically see it on the streaming service by the end of the year.
The cartoon, which is based on TH White's novel, served as King Arthur's origin story, showing how Merlin took him under his wing as a young orphan before he became King.
Release date: TBC
Cast: Mahershala Ali
Moonlight's Mahershala Ali is set to star as iconic vampire-hunter Blade in Marvel's upcoming remake. The film will look at Blade's back-story, exploring how he became the half-vampire determined to exterminate all bloodsuckers using his skills and supernatural abilities.
Release date: TBC
Cast: Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel
Star-Lord will return in the Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which doesn't have a confirmed release date just yet. Expected to cover the fallout from Avengers: Endgame, director James Gunn previously suggested that the film could see the return of Elisabeth Debicki's Ayesha and the popular comic-book character Adam Warlock.
Release date: TBC
Cast: TBC
The Fantastic Four will be getting the cinema treatment once again in Marvel's remake following Disney's purchase of the franchise's rights to 21st Century Fox in 2017. Directed by Spider-Man's Jon Watts, the film's cast is currently unknown, but many fans are tipping real-life couple John Kransinski and Emily Blunt to play Reed Richards and Sue Storm.
Release date: TBC
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katheryn Newton
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are set to reprise their roles in upcoming sequel as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in the near-future, with Peyton Reed returning to direct the third film. The likes of Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer will be returning to the film, while Big Little Lies' Kathryn Newton will star as Cassie Lang.
Release Date: TBC
Cast: TBC
While little is known about this untitled female-centred Spider-Man film, Booksmart's Olivia Wilde has been tapped to direct the story, which Sony has promised will highlight the superhero's female friends and foes.
Release Date: TBC
Cast: TBC
Whilst in the animated Spider-Man universe, Marvel are planning to develop a spin-off Spider-verse film, focussing more on Gwen Stacey and Penni Parker as well as other female heroes.
Release Date: TBC
Cast: Ryan Reynolds
Confirmed to be in development at Marvel Studios is Deadpool 3, the third film starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a mouth. While little is known about the plot, fans are keen to see more of Josh Brolin's Cable and Zazie Beetz' Domino.
Release Date: TBC
Cast: TBC
Spider-Man characters Silver Sable and Black Cat are set to star in this spin-off film with The Old Guard's Gina Prince-Bythewood at the helm. Little is known about the film, but it's likely to follow Silver Sable as she hunts down Black Cat before the pair team up.
Release Date: TBC
Cast: TBC
A sequel to the Oscar-nominated 2017 film Logan is in the works, with director James Mangold reportedly working on a script which focuses on X-23 Laura.
The following films have yet to be confirmed by Disney and thus will likely not be seen on the silver screen this year. However, that doesn't mean we can't get excited about them.
We may only be in the early part of the year, although it is going quickly, but we already have a few movies that have been released. Here they are!
Release date: 19th February 2021
Cast: Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Danny Pudi
Rating: PG
Based on Kate DiCamillo's novel of the same name, this superhero comedy follows Flora (Matilda Lawler), a little girl who adopts a squirrel with superpowers she names Ulysses. With a stellar supporting cast featuring the likes of Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Danny Pudi and Kate Micucci.
Release date: 12th March 2021
Cast: Cassie Steele and Awkwafina
Rating: PG
If the first-look teaser for Raya and the Last Dragon is anything to go by, this looks set to be an extraordinary animation. It tells the epic tale of a fearless warrior, the titular Raya (voiced by Steele), who teams up with a crew of misfits to find the last dragon in fantasy kingdom Kumandra.
Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8 star Awkwafina voices water dragon Sisu, who is the last of her kind and a few tricks up her not-so-metaphorical sleeve.
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