Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Disney CinemaCon Bits...

Not much has been revealed today by the Mouse House at CinemaCon, but hints might've been dropped...

They showed this to attendees...

First off... The Finest Hours isn't going to be released under the Touchstone banner? That's news to me. I'll admit that I didn't pay much attention to this drama based on a real event, but when I read the synopsis a while back, it sounded a lot like a Touchstone movie... But I guess it's Disney enough to be released under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. Or maybe the studio knows that too many live-action reimaginings of Disney classics are on their slate and they want to spice it up a bit...

Second... Love those logos for Zootopia and Moana! That is all.

Third... Alice Through the Looking Glass is still set to open the same day as X-Men: Apocalypse. Come on guys, one of you has to budge!

Quattro... TRON: Acension is nowhere to be seen. Filming begins in October, but I kinda figured it would be a post-July 2017 release anyway, given what's been slated and what's in place. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales DAMN That Subtitle Is Long is in production right now, and it could very well come out next summer, but again... Other movies got there first.

Anyways, notice how the slate ends at Pirates part cinque? What opens after Pirates 5?

Marvel Studios/Sony's untitled Spider-Man movie. On July 28th...

Yes yes I know, rumors say it's called The Spectacular Spider-Man, but the slate caps off there even though dates for future Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films. However, if you've been in the know about this for a long while, you'll know that Disney's slate ends currently caps off at July 12, 2019. Here's what we've known...

Untitled Spider-Man - 7/28/2017
Thor: Ragnarok - 11/3/2017
Untitled Pixar - 11/22/2017
Untitled Disney Animation - 3/9/2018
Avengers: Infinity War Part I - 5/4/2018
Untitled Pixar - 6/15/2018
Black Panther - 7/6/2018
Captain Marvel - 11/2/2018
Untitled Disney Animation - 11/21/2018
Avengers: Infinity Wart Part II - 5/3/2019
Inhumans - 7/12/2019


A) Walt Disney Animation Studios' two post-Moana releases will both open in 2018, no film from that studio is set for 2017... Yet?

B) Every Pixar release after Toy Story 4 is currently undetermined...

C) Nothing Star Wars-related has been slated for 2018 and beyond...

Why would Disney only show what's coming from now until 7/7/2017? Does this move imply anything? I wonder...

Maybe that half of the slate, Marvel excepted, still isn't set in stone? Consider...

I think there's a strong possibility that Disney Animation can have their cake and eat it too, I can totally see them releasing something on 11/22/2017. The Pixar film that's currently set for 11/22/2017 would move to 3/9/2018 as a result. I think that's more than doable, don't you think?

Star Wars... Well, I thought I knew how things would play out, until Disney threw a wrench in the gears and announced that Episode VIII would open in May 2017 rather than the holiday season of that year. Disney currently doesn't have anything slated for December 2017, which is a bit unusual... Maybe the mid-December slot goes to TRON: Acension? I sure hope so. Some think/hope it'll be the new Indiana Jones film, but we shall see...

Which leads me to ask, when does the second Star Wars Anthology film come out? Rogue One hits next December, Josh Trank's entry in the series could possibly be a summer release in 2018. Or a fall release. 2018 isn't completely nailed down just yet by Disney, but I assume it will be by the end of the year since it's three years away.

Now... The best part... Inside Out reactions!

Well, there was an embargo, but some posted what they felt anyway...

There ya go. Pixar has done it again!


  1. Did you hear about the news? With Breaking Bad creator working on a new film call Beanstalk? About Jack and the Beanstalk?
    1. This is not Giants, but a live action remake.
    2. This can also be counted as Disney animated remake since Fun and Fancy Free and Giants are Disney animated films with the same materials
    3. Are they trying to oversaturate things? First, it was Cinderella (Into the Woods and Cinderella 2015), now Jack? (Into the Woods, Giants, Beanstalk)

    Let's hope this isn't a trend.

    1. This is going to come back to bite Disney's live-action division one day, I just know it. Just like it did for their animation division at the end of the 90s. Eventually people are going to get sick of this whole Marvel/Star Wars/ fairy tail schtick and demand something new.

    2. They've been doing fairy tales at least as far back as the Silly Symphonies era. Why would they give those up, especially after FROZEN?