Disney Unveils Diverse and Ambitious 2024 Film Slate at CinemaCon

Published on 4/12/24 by Craig Smith

Mufasa The Lion KingAt this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, The Walt Disney Studios unveiled an exciting array of films set to hit theaters in 2024, showcasing a blend of blockbuster franchises and fresh narratives across its various studio brands. Alan Bergman, Disney Entertainment Co-Chairman, expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming releases, emphasizing that the mix of established and new stories caters to a wide audience, promising a steady flow of remarkable cinematic experiences.


Disney’s 2024 lineup kicks off with “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” on May 10, continuing the legacy of the acclaimed franchise with a new chapter directed by Wes Ball. The story picks up generations after the events of “War for the Planet of the Apes,” following a young ape’s daunting journey through an evolving empire. The franchise has been celebrated for its innovative use of motion capture technology and compelling storytelling, with previous films grossing a combined $1.6 billion worldwide.


June will see the release of “Inside Out 2,” where Pixar revisits the inner world of Riley, now a teenager facing new emotional challenges. The sequel to the beloved film introduces new emotions like Anxiety and Ennui, alongside the original cast, building on the success of the 2015 hit which garnered $858 million and an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.


Later in June, Emma Stone reunites with director Yorgos Lanthimos in “Kinds of Kindness,” a triptych fable from Searchlight Pictures. The film follows their successful collaboration in “Poor Things,” which earned four Oscars, including Best Actress for Stone.


The highly anticipated “Deadpool & Wolverine” arrives on July 26, marking Deadpool’s integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. The film tops Fandango’s Most Anticipated Summer Movies list and follows the success of the previous Deadpool films, which collectively grossed over $1.5 billion.


August will bring “Alien: Romulus,” a terrifying addition to the Alien saga. Set between the original 1979 film and its sequel, “Aliens,” the story revolves around a space crew’s encounter with the iconic extraterrestrial creature. The Alien franchise has historically been a major draw, earning over $1.5 billion since its inception.


Disney’s year continues with “Moana 2” on November 27, where audiences will return to Motunui for new adventures with Moana and Maui. The sequel to the 2016 hit, which grossed $645 million globally, promises to be another epic musical journey.


The year rounds out with “Mufasa: The Lion King” on December 20, a prequel that explores the backstory of the iconic character from the Lion King saga. Directed by Barry Jenkins, the film is expected to follow the successful formula of blending live-action techniques with photorealistic CGI.


Looking beyond 2024, Disney teases more exciting projects including “Captain America: Brave New World,” “The Fantastic Four,” “Blade,” “Toy Story 5,” and “Avatar 3,” ensuring that the studio’s creative momentum continues to thrill and engage audiences worldwide.