7 Disney Movies Coming Out Next Year: Disney steps into 2024 with a lineup of films poised to take center stage on the big screen. Following a challenging year in 2023, Disney aims for a resurgence in 2024, presenting eagerly awaited theatrical releases that encompass various franchises and original narratives. In a press release issued on Tuesday, December 19, Disney showcased seven major films set to hit theaters in 2024:
Disney Movies 2024: The First Omen
Kicking off the year for Disney, 20th Century Studios presents The First Omen. Directed by Arkasha Stevenson, the film stars Nell Tiger Free, Tawfeek Barhom, and Billy Nighy. This supernatural horror film revolves around an American woman assigned to work at a church in Rome. She uncovers a sinister conspiracy aimed at ushering in the birth of an Antichrist.
Originally slated for a 2023 release, “The First Omen” is now scheduled to premiere in theaters on April 5, 2024.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” stands as the fourth installment in the revamped Planet of the Apes series. Directed by Wes Ball, the film boasts a cast including Owen Teague, Kevin Durand, Freya Allen, and William H. Macy. Set nearly three centuries after the events of 2017’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the narrative unfolds in a world where apes have become the dominant species, relegating humans to the shadows as Proximus Caesar distorts his predecessor’s teachings.
Unlike other productions affected by the 2023 writers’ and actors’ strikes, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” remains unaffected. It will be out on May 24, 2024.
Disney Movies 2024: Inside Out 2
“Inside Out 2” returns to the narrative introduced by the original Pixar film in 2015, reuniting most of the human characters and inner emotions while introducing new key players. As Riley, the central character, navigates adolescence, her subconscious grapples with the arrival of new emotions, notably anxiety, making their presence felt.
Following years of development, “Inside Out 2” is poised for its theatrical premiere on June 14, 2024.
In 2024, Deadpool 3 will mark the grand entrance of the MCU Multiverse, integrating Ryan Reynolds’ iconic antihero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the franchise’s inaugural R-rated film. Teaming up with director Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds will join Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Deadpool 3. This epic comedy not only promises entertainment but also plays a significant role in the broader Multiverse Saga.
Despite several shifts in release dates throughout 2024, the film will now premiere on July 26. It is the sole MCU movie release for the entire year.
Untitled Alien Event Movie
Director Fede Álvarez is set to helm an untitled “Alien event movie,” positioned between the events of 1979’s “Alien” and 1986’s Aliens. The cast includes Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, and David Jonsson. This installment, the ninth in the storied Alien franchise, maintains a veil of secrecy around its plot details.
Scheduled for release on August 16, 2024, the movie promises to captivate audiences with its unique placement in the narrative.
Disney Movies 2024: The Amateur
Director James Hawes and writer Gary Spinelli collaborate on “The Amateur,” an adaptation of the 1981 novel. It features a star-studded cast including Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan, Laurence Fishburne, and Julianne Nicholson. The storyline follows a CIA cryptographer who, after losing his wife in a London terrorist attack and facing bureaucratic resistance, resorts to blackmailing the agency into allowing him to train as an agent and pursue the perpetrators independently.
Mark your calendars for the big-screen premiere of “The Amateur” on November 8, 2024.
Mufasa: The Lion King
Building on the success of the 2019 live-action The Lion King remake, director Barry Jenkins takes the helm of the prequel, “Mufasa: The Lion King,” featuring Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani, and Aaron Pierre. This cinematic offering provides a fresh perspective on the beloved Disney tale, with Rafiki narrating the story of Mufasa’s ascent to power in the Pride Lands to Kiara, Simba, and Nala’s daughter. Expect entertaining commentary from Timon and Pumbaa.
“Mufasa: The Lion King” is set to enchant audiences as it closes out 2024, hitting theaters on December 20.