Walt Disney Company Issues Updated Film Release Schedule


Disney has just posted an updated cinematic release schedule for their film slate. There are several release date changes as well as general release changes.

Now ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Cruella’ will release both theatrically and with Premiere Access on Disney+.  ‘Luca’ will forgo cinematic release and go directly to Disney+.

Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences. By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Following the successful release of “Raya and The Last Dragon,” the highly anticipated live-action film “Cruella” and Marvel Studios’ long-awaited “Black Widow” will launch simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets on Friday, May 28 and on Friday, July 9, respectively.

Here are the other films with new release dates:

“Free Guy” on August 13, 2021

“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on September 3, 2021

“The King’s Man” on December 22, 2021

“Deep Water” on January 14, 2022

“Death on the Nile” on February 11, 2022

The Current Release Schedule is as follows:


5/28 –Cruella

7/9 – Black Widow

7/16 The Night House

7/30 The Jungle Cruise

8/13 Free Guy

8/27 The Beatles: Get Back

9/3 Shang-Chi And The Legend of The Ten Rings

9/24 The Eyes of Tammy Faye

10/15 The Last Duel

10/22 Ron’s Gone Wrong

10/29 Antlers

11/5 Eternals

11/24 Encanto

12/3 Nightmare Alley

12/10 West Side Story

12/22 The King’s Man

For 2022

1/7 Untitled 20th Century

1/14 Deep Water

2/11 Death on the Nile

3/11 Turning Red

3/25 Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness

4/8 Untitled Disney Live Action

5/6 Thor: Love and Thunder

5/27 Untitled Disney Live Action

6/10 Untitled 20th Century

6/17 Lightyear

7/8 Black Panther 2

7/29 Untitled Indiana Jones

8/12 Untitled Disney Live Action

9/16 Untitled 20th Century

10/7 Untitled Marvel

10/21 Untitled 20th Century

11/4 Untitled Disney Live Action

11/11 Captain Marvel 2

11/23 Untitled Disney Animation

12/16 Avatar 2

12/23 Untitled 20th Century


For 2023

1/13 Untitled 20th Century

2/17 Untitled Marvel

3/10 Untitled Disney Live Action

3/24 Untitled 20th Century

5/5 Untitled Marvel

5/26 Untitled Disney Live Action

6/9 Untitled 20th Century

6/16 Untitled Pixar Animation

7/14 Untitled Disney Live Action

7/28 Untitled Marvel

8/11 Untitled Disney Live Action

9/15 Untitled 20th Century

10/6 Untitled Disney Live Action

10/20 Untitled 20th Century

11/3 Untitled Marvel

11/10 Untitled 20th Century

11/22 Untitled Disney Animation

12/15 Untitled Disney Live Action

12/22 Rogue Squadron


12/20 AVATAR 3


12/19 Untitled Star Wars


12/18 AVATAR 4


12/17 Untitled Star Wars


12/22 AVATAR 5

Looking forward, that’s where everything stands right now.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Press release and Stitch Kingdom


Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover.