Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book has become an incrediable sucess for Disney. The Jungle Book has already earned $533 million at the global box office and the studio is already planning a sequel. Disney has already blocked out several future release dates for upcoming projects.
The dates claimed include, July 28, 2017 (instead of Dec. 22, 2017); April 6, 2018; Aug. 3, 2018; Dec. 25, 2018; and Dec. 20, 2019. These dates are in addition to two dates that the studio had already had on the schedule for two upcoming live-action fairy tales, which haven’t been announced yet. Those dates are Nov. 2, 2018 and Nov. 8, 2019.
Sources close to Disney say that one of those dates will be going to the Jungle Book 2, despite another Jungle Book project in development over at Warner Bros., that project is set to be released on Oct. 19, 2018 and is being directed by motion-capture innovator Andy Serkis. Favreau’s sequel could be ready as early as August or November of 2018.
Other projects in development over at Disney include Cruella; A Wrinkle in Time, with Ava DuVernay directing; Jungle Cruise; director Tim Burton’s Dumbo; Maleficent 2 with Angelina Jolie returning to the villainous role; and a Tinker Bell film starring Reese Witherspoon; and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter