Disney Investor Day 2020 is finally upon us and we sure to get a LOT of fantastic announcements including new titles for Marvel, Star Wars, and Walt Disney Studios.
Disney Investor Day 2020 is HERE and with the current state of the world, who knows what we will be getting in terms of announcements. A lot of people are expecting us to hear that major movies will be going straight to Disney+, much like WB is doing with HBO Max. I don’t think that will happen, but who knows at this point!
I do expect a lot of new title announcements for Marvel, Star Wars, and Walt Disney Studios, which has me very excited — hyped even! The event will start at 4:30pm ET and will run for approximately four hours. I will be updating this post live, as best as I can, with announcements and images. Stay tuned for a recap and breakdown video over on my YouTube Channel as well!
- There will be blockbusters debuting first in theaters, but a LOT of Disney Plus Originals — roughly:
- 10 Marvel series
- 10 Star Wars series
- 15 Disney and Pixar series
- 15 Disney and Pixar features
- Raya and the Last Dragon will be released in theaters AND on Disney+ Premiere access at the same time — on March 5th!
- Hulu will be launch more original films produced by Fox’s studios.
- Encanto – a new feature coming Fall 2021 with Lin-Manuel Miranda doing the music. Songs in Spanish and English.
Disney+ Original Features
- Flora & Ulysses is a delightful comedy-adventure based on the Newbery Award–winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, who rescues a squirrel with unique superhero powers. “Flora & Ulysses” stars Matilda Lawler and is directed by Lena Khan (“The Tiger Hunter”). The film makes its debut on Disney+ February 19, 2021.
- Indiana Jones next and final installment is in production.
- Children of Blood and Bone movie coming.
- The Mighty Ducks Game Changers new movie coming with Emilio Estevez.
- Big Shot original movie about a girls high school basketball team starring John Stamos and Yvette Nicole Brown.
- The Keanon Low project, is inspired by the incredible real-life story of a high school coach who averted tragedy through compassion.
- Greek Freak heads into production next year for Disney+. It is the remarkable story of NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family, who lifted themselves out of poverty as undocumented immigrants living in Greece.
- The Chris Paul project is a biographical film in development for Disney+ about NBA superstar Chris Paul.
- Beauty and the Beast The Prequel Series with stars Luke Evans and Josh Gadd.
- Swiss Family Robinson re-imagining.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- The Mysterious Benedict Society
- Hocus Pocus 2 is coming!
- The Lion King live-action prequel
- The Little Mermaid returns Rob Marshall to the Disney fold with a live-action take on the animated classic. In the title role is multitalented singer and actor Halle Bailey, alongside a talented cast that includes Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, with Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy.
- Three Men and a Baby starring Zac Efron.
- Cheaper By The Dozen
- Diary of a Whimpy Kid animated film
- The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild
- The Night At The Museum animated film
- Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers film starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, coming Spring 2022.
- Pinocchio starring Tom Hanks
- Peter Pan & Wendy
- Enchanted sequel called Disenchanted.
- Sister Act 3 with Whoopi Goldberg to star and produce.
- Cruella starring Emma Stone coming 2021.
Disney+ Original Series
- Baymax The Series
- Zootopia series — Fru Fru, Tiger Dancers, and Flash.
- Tiana – a long form musical series.
- Moana, The Series – a long form musical comedy series.
- Iwaju – Kugali and Disney team up for this long form series. Iwaju means “future”
- Willow, set decades after Ron Howard’s 1988 movie, continues the spirit of adventure, heroics and humor of the original film in this new series debuting on Disney+ in 2022. Warwick Davis will return in the role of the great sorcerer, Willow Ufgood, with Jon Chu (director of the groundbreaking “Crazy Rich Asians”) directing the pilot.
- America Chavez is joining Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness which will connect to WandaVision and Spider-Man 3.
- Captain Marvel 2 coming Nov 11, 2022 directed by Nia DaCosta. Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, alongside Iman Vellani, who makes her debut in “Ms. Marvel,” and Teyonah Parris, who portrays grown-up Monica Rambeau—a character introduced as a child in “Captain Marvel” who returns to the MCU as an adult in “WandaVision.”
- Secret Invasion series stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos!
- Iron Heart series stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.
- Armor Wars series stars Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine who must face what happens when Tony Stark’s tech falls into the wrong hands.
- I Am Groot series features everyone’s favorite baby tree in a series of original shorts coming to Disney+.
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special — James Gunn to write and direct coming holiday 2022.
- Thor: Love and Thunder villain Gorr The God Butcher played by Christian Bale
- Ant-Man 3: Quantumania Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang
- Marvel will not recast Black Panther.
- Fantastic Four movie.
- WandaVision launching on Disney+ on Jan. 15, 2021 – trailer 2 reaction here.
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney+ March 19, 2021 – trailer reaction here.
- Loki is set to debut on Disney+ in May 2021 – trailer reaction here.
- What If? series coming Summer 2021 – trailer reaction here.
- Ms. Marvel coming late 2021.
- Hawkeye coming late 2021.
- She-Hulk – a comedy series. Will welcome a host of Marvel characters to the series, including the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, and the Abomination, played by Tim Roth.
- Moon Knight, directed by Mohamed Diab, is an action-adventure features a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.
- Pixar Popcorn – Mini Shorts featuring favorite characters in bite size episodes. Coming January
- Dug Days series – Dug with Carl in Suburbia. In 2021.
- Cars series – Lightning McQueen and Mater on a road trip across the country. Coming Fall 2022.
- First ever original long form animates series — Win or Lose. Each episode follows the same week, but from the perspective of a different character. Coming Fall 2023.
- Luca – a love story to Italy. Luca and his best friend Alberto. June 2021.
- Turning Red new feature film, Spring 2022.
- Burrow is part of Pixar’s collection of shorts called SparkShorts that are created by a diverse group of storytellers. Debuting exclusively on Disney+ on Dec. 25, 2020.
- Lightyear. Science Fiction adventure coming Summer 2022. The film Buzz Lightyear is a toy from. Voiced by Chris Evans.
Star Wars Shows
- New Star Wars shows (Mandalorian spin off series) coming to Disney+ from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni: The Rangers Of the New Republic and Ahsoka – Both set within the Mandalorian time line!!!
- Andor series starring Diego Luna as Cassian coming 2022 – trailer reaction here.
- Obi Wan Kenobi takes place 10 years after Anakin’s fall to the dark side. Hayden Christensen will be back.
- Lando – Lando is back in an all new series. Justin Simien, creator of the critically-acclaimed “Dear White People” and a huge Star Wars fan, is in the early stages of developing the project.
- Star Wars: Visions — 10 animated short anime series. Celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators.
- The Acolyte – A mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.
- A Droid Story – Star Wars adventure film. This epic journey will introduce us to a new hero, guided by legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.
- Next Star Wars feature film will be directed by Patty Jenkins called Rogue Squadron!! In theaters Christmas 2023!
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.
Hulu & Star Shows
- Only Murderers in the Building starring Steve Martin, Marin Short, and Selena Gomez.
- The Dropout starring Kate McKinnon.
- Dopesick starring Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, and Peter Sarsgaard.
- Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, and Regina Hall.
- Reservation Dogs TV Show from Taika Waititi.
- Four more seasons of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
- First television show based on Alien coming to FX and I am here for it! First Alien story set on Earth. A scary thrill ride!
- Shogun tv show from creators of Game Of Thrones.
- ESPN+ will add SEC and PGA live.
- A new daily morning highlights programing will be added to ESPN+.
- A new studio show featuring Stephen A Smith will be starting on ESPN+.
About Disney Investor Day
The Walt Disney Company will webcast its Investor Day 2020 on December 10, 2020. The event, focused on the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services, is scheduled to begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT. The Investor Day is expected to last approximately four hours.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Hollywood Critics Association and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.