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Disney Sets Release Dates for Frozen 2, Star Wars: Episode IX

Disney unveiled release dates for some of their upcoming blockbusters, including Star Wars: Episode IX and Frozen 2.
Apr 25, 2017 by: Guylaine Cadorette


Disney Sets Release Dates for Frozen 2, Star Wars: Episode IX

What’s new at Disney? Plenty, apparently.

The studio today unveiled release dates for some of their upcoming blockbusters, starting with Star Wars: Episode IX, which is slated to hit theaters May 24, 2019.

Episode IX’s release is right in line with the rest of the Star Wars lineup, including The Last Jedi, which opens December 15, 2017, and Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, which comes out the following year on May 25, 2018. And while Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story doesn’t have a set date, it is expected to come out in 2020.

Another notable tentpole is the sequel to the animated blockbuster Frozen, which Disney will release November 29, 2019.

Frozen 2 is following in the footsteps of its Frozen, which opened November 22, 2013. It remained in the Top 10 for 16 straight weeks, becoming highest-grossing animated film in history and the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time with $1.276 billion in ticket sales worldwide.

And 2019 keeps getting better. Jungle Book director Jon Favreau's live-action remake of the 1994 classic The Lion King has been penciled in for July 19, 2019.

Disney is also moving up Ava DuVernay’s buzzworthy A Wrinkle in Time, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rowan Blanchard and Zach Galifianakis. Originally set for release April 6, 2018, A Wrinkle in Time will now open in theaters March 9, 2018.

The studio’s live-action film Magic Camp, meanwhile, will be taking Wrinkle’s newly vacated April 6, 2018, spot—four months ahead of its previous Aug. 3, 2018 release date.

Getting pushed back a year, however, is the next installment in the Indiana Jones franchise. The film, which was set to bow in theaters July 19, 2019, will now open July 10, 2020. Sorry, Indie fans.