After Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings dominated box office records during last Labor Day weekend, the mouse house is gearing up for their next slate of films and beyond as the years progress. While spikes of the COVID delta variant are spreading, there’s no denying that Shang-Chi’s “experiment” will definitely pay off in the end. So much so that Disney/20th Century are being fully committed to their theatrical release window for the rest of the year! Let’s break down all the news that’s going on!
45 Release Window Is Here To Stay
Some people have been… well let’s just say irked by Disney+’s Premier Access. Sure it was convenient for people who didn’t feel comfortable yet going back to the movies but we can’t deny the sort of problems its caused in Hollywood. Thankfully, all of Walt Disney Studios’ movies will have a limited 45 release window in theaters before hitting Disney+! Marvel Studios Eternals (Nov.5) falls under that category. However, Disney’s 60th animated feature Encanto will only be in theaters for 30 days before it hits the service on Christmas Eve. The movie releases on Thanksgiving weekend.
The same will be applied for 20th Century Studios! Free Guy is still showing to have strong legs in the box office but don’t expect to see The Last Duel (Oct.15th), Ron’s Gone Wrong (Oct.22nd), Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (Dec.10), or The King’s Man (Dec.22nd) on Disney+ any time soon.
New Release Dates
This wasn’t the only news that dropped. Walt Disney Studios has updated their mega movie slate from now to all the way to the year 2028. Right down below is a list of everything and I do mean everything coming out in the near future!
Marvel Studios has 7 new untitled movies coming in the year’s 2023-2024. Release dates for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 have been revealed, though it stands to question as to where will we see Jon Watt’s Fantastic Four, Bassam Tariq’s Blade, Deadpool 3, and Captain America 4. Only time will tell.
Disney also announced a release date for their upcoming live-action re-imagining of The Little Mermaid. Flip your fins because the movie will splash it’s way into theaters on May 23rd, 2023! The adaptation stars Halle Bailey as the iconic mermaid, Ariel. The cast also includes Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, & Javier Bardem as King Triton.
Lastly, Disney will also serve up 20th Century Studios’ Bob’s Burgers movie next summer! Reave up those fryers because the Belcher family will be making their on the big screen May 27th, 2022. To celebrate the film’s first teaser poster finally debuts!
That’s a lot of announcements. What are your thoughts on the news? Let us know in the comments below!