A Complete List Of All Of The Upcoming Disney Live-Action Remakes
28 June 2021, 10:49 | Updated: 28 June 2021, 10:52
Here's a list of all of the upcoming and rumoured Disney live-action movies, including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Lilo & Stitch.
We've all seen the live-action remakes The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, but did you know Disney are planning live adaptations of loads of their movies?
Check out all of the upcoming and rumoured films in Disney's live-action repertoire.
The Lion King (2019)
You don't get a much bigger cast than this - Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen and Chiwetel Ejiofor all star in the remake of The Lion King.
James Earl Jones returned to portray Mufasa; the same character he voiced in the 1994 original.
The Disney movie of course contains original songs, including 'Hakuna Matata', and some new tracks penned by the likes of Beyoncé, Hans Zimmer and Elton John.
'Spirit' is just one of the tunes featured in the film, and the mesmerising video featuring Blue Ivy is as goose bump-inducing as the song itself.
For the full soundtrack, take a look here.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
After the original Maleficent raked it in at the box office, Angelina Jolie returns as the Sleeping Beauty antagonist in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
This sequel is set to see Maleficent attempt to fight to protect their kingdom and all those who live in it, with the help from Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora.
Elle Fanning shared a photo of herself and Angelina Jolie on set wearing prosthetics, with the caption "It's bring your mom to work day on the #Maleficent2 set!!!!!"
For all the details on the film, we've got all the information on the cast, plot and release date.
Lady and the Tramp (2019)
After Disney announced its own streaming service, Disney+, which is set to rival the likes of Netflix, Lady and the Tramp was made an exclusive to the service.
Justin Theroux and Tessa Thompson – who recently joined Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp – are to star as the two leading canines.
Janelle Monae is also lending her voice to one of the characters, as well as making two original songs for the film.
Disney released a poster of the two pups who will portray the lead characters and revealed they're rescue dogs. How adorable?!
Liu Yifei was eventually cast as the titular character in Mulan, after it was reported that Disney spent a year auditioning over 1,000 actresses.
Disney shared a photo of the actress - who is also known as Crystal Liu - as Mulan, to announce that production had begun in August this year, and they dropped the first trailer for the film in July 2019.
Unfortunately, you won't be hearing a live rendition of 'I'll Make A Man Out Of You', as the director confirmed that it won't be a musical, but a "big, girly martial arts epic" instead.
Mulan's sidekick dragon Mushu is also missing from the trailer, something fans of the Disney classic are divided over.
The film will be released on 27 March 2020.
Anyone with a childhood would have seen Glenn Close in the original 101 Dalmatians live-action remake. Now, the villain is set to star in her own movie, and is going to be portrayed by La La Land's Emma Stone.
It's been rumoured that this won't be a traditional retelling of the antagonist from 101 Dalmatians, but an 80s "punk" version.
Peter Pan (TBD)
So far, Peter Pan's live action remake is merely a rumour, but many believe it to be happening, as there have been many successful iterations of the tale, including Robin Williams' Hook and Johnny Depp's Finding Neverland.
Very few details have been confirmed about the live-action Peter Pan spin-off, which will focus on his fairy companion, Tinker Bell.
It has been said that Reese Witherspoon is set to star as Tink, as well as producing the movie.
Sources have also said that Tink is the "real story you didn’t know about this iconic character", in a similar vein to Maleficent.
The Sword in the Stone (TBD)
One of the writers and producers behind Game of Thrones is set to write the live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone, which tells the story of a young King Arthur.
As long as it's nothing like the final series of GoT, this should be a good adaptation.
There's very little known about Disney's upcoming live adaptation of Pinocchio. It has, however, been rumoured that Toy Story's Tom Hanks will take on the role of Geppetto, as he cares for his wooden puppet that struggles with becoming a "real boy".
It's very early in production, so it's safe to say it'll be a few years until this film is released.
Rose Red (TBD)
While Rose Red will be set in the world of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, it will instead focus on Snow White's sister, Rose.
Rose appeared in the original Grimm brothers' story, which Snow White was based on, and saw her attempt to work with the dwarfs to bring Snow back to life after she ate the poisoned apple.
Prince Charming (TBD)
Fans have very little to go off of with this picture. In fact, they don't even know which Prince Charming it'll be about, seeing as he is the love interest in both Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella.
The Little Mermaid (TBD)
There was a rumour going around that Zendaya was set to lead as Ariel in the upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid, after her stint in The Greatest Showman, but Disney revealed that Halle Bailey was starring as the protagonist.
Fans were rallying to get the likes of BTS' Jimin, Harry Styles and Noah Centineo to portray her love interest, Prince Eric.
The full cast was later announced as fans were given a first look at the filming for The Little Mermaid
Lin-Manuel Miranda has offered his services to help produce the music, having done so already for Disney on the likes of Moana and Mary Poppins Returns.
Lilo & Stitch (TBD)
Much like Lady and the Tramp, Lilo & Stitch is rumoured to premiere on Disney's streaming service, Disney+.
Similarly to the likes of The Lion King, this film will be a live-action/CGI hybrid, and has been headed up by the producers behind the recent Aladdin remake.
Snow White (TBD)
Disney recently announced that they're remaking their classic movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The film has already been cast, with Rachel Zegler confirmed to be portraying the role of Snow White in the upcoming live action remake.
It's not yet known when the film will be released, but we'll keep you updated!