The update reveals that a sequel for The Jungle Book is already underway and that both director Jon Favreau and screenwriter Justin Marks are on board for it.
Vulture Hound’s Ashleigh Walmsley gave The Jungle Book a glowing review, calling it “an exciting, thrilling adventure that holds firm a thumping heart”. You can check it out here.
A sequel to 2014’s Maleficent is also confirmed, with Angelina Jolie once again starring as the titular character, and Linda Woolverton returning to write the script.
The Jungle Book 2 and Maleficent 2 join a wide range of planned live-action releases from Disney, which include Cruella, a movie about the 101 Dalmatians villain, starring Emma Stone and with a script by Kelly Marcel, A Wrinkle in Time, based on the Madeleine L’Engle novel and directed by Ava DuVernay with a script by Jennifer Lee, Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton and written by Ehren Kruger, a sequel to Marry Poppins, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with a script by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, an untitled Tinker Bell feature starring Reese Whitherspoon and written by Victoria Strouse, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, written Ashleigh Powell and directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
In addition to all of these, Disney has also scheduled a number of yet untitled movies for the following dates – a live-action fairy tale to be released on July 28, 2017, another fairy tale film for April 6, 2018, two unspecified live-action features with August 3 and December 25 release dates and yet another live-action fairy tale with a December 20, 2019 release date.
The next live-action fairy tale movie by Disney is going to be the May 27 release of the sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and once again starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
After that, David Lowery’s take on Pete’s Dragon is scheduled to come out on August 12 and last, but certainly not least, Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, will be released on March 17, 2017.