8:29 pm EST, December 10, 2020

Disney teases new Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar titles at annual Investor Day

Disney’s annual Investor Day offered up some pretty exciting news on the Disney live-action, animation, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars fronts. Read up on the biggest news from the event below!

This year’s Investor Day leaned heavily on the studio’s direct to consumer business plan, meaning we learned a lot about what’s coming down the pipeline at both Disney+ and Hulu. And seriously, there’s a lot.

Disney emphasized that a boat load of content is on the way to keep Disney+ on fire with new content. Disney exec Bob Iger said their goal is to be releasing new originals every week, and they’ve set a goal of 100 new TV and Film titles per year. Below is a recap of the day’s biggest announcements:

Expect more original Disney+ content across all of the studio’s entities: Marvel and Star Wars fans won’t be left wanting for new titles to sink their teeth into.In exciting news, the studio revealed that over the next few years, fans can expect to see roughly 10 Marvel series and 10 Star Wars series debut via Disney+. The Mouse House isn’t stopping there. In addition, Disney fans can also expect to see 15 Disney live action, Disney Animation, and Pixar features hit the streamer, plus 15 all new Disney live action, Disney Animation and Pixar features all release directly via Disney+

Disney+ will add a new Star tile featuring titles for older audiences: Star, which will offer new content for older teens and adults, will integrate many Fox entitles ranging from FX’s The Americans, to The Kingsman. The new Star tile launches in many markets on February 23, 2021 and in Japan and South Korea later next year. There’s a small catch that comes with all the new content that’ll soon be available. In certain international markets, Disney+ subscribers will see a price hike once Star is introduced.

The Handmaid’s Tale will be sticking around on Hulu: Fans of the hit dystopian drama won’t have to worry about the future of the series. Disney (who also owns Hulu) took time during its Investor Day presentation to officially announce that the series had been picked up for a season 5.

Star Wars

A slew of new Star Wars series are on the horizon. Star Wars fans will surely be excited by all of the announcements today’s Disney Investor Day had in store for them. For starters, the studio announced the development of a brand new original series set within the timeline of The Mandalorian. Titled Rangers of the New Republic, the series is set to launch exclusively via Disney+

Rangers of the New Republic isn’t the only Mandalorian spinoff coming down the pipeline. In addition, Clone Wars favorite, Ahsoka will also be getting her own series. The character is played on The Mandalorian by Rosario Dawson, who will also return to reprise her role for the Ahsoka series.

In addition, Disney also gave fans their first sneak peek at their upcoming Rogue one spinoff series centered around the character Cassian Andor. You can check out a short behind the scenes Andor featurette below!

In some pretty exciting casting news, Disney also announced that actor Hayden Christensen has officially signed on to reprise his role as Darth Vader in the long-gestating Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor. The original series is set 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith.

Finally, fan favorite Lando Calrissian is also gearing up to get his own series on Disney+. Dear White People vet Justin Simien is on board to develop the project.

Walt Disney Animation

Moana and Princess Tiana are both getting their own animated series! The Princess and the Frog and Moana are just two of Disney’s titles which will soon be getting their own spinoff animated series on Disney+. Tiana will find the titular princess navigating royal life following the events of Princess and the Frog. Meanwhile, Moana will find the fearless teen going on even more adventures out at sea.

Other animated titles set to get their own animated series are Baymax of Big Hero 6 as well as Zootopia.

Encanto is an all new animated film that’s set to debut next Fall. Set in Colombia, the film focuses on a magical family who lives in their magical home. It’s directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, and co-directed and co-written by Charlie Castro Smith and features music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Check out a first glimpse of the music and animation below!

Walt Disney Live Action

A slew of live-action Disney films were also announced today: The long-awaited Hocus Pocus sequel was confirmed (no word on the cast), as was an Enchanted sequel titled Disenchanted (once again starring Amy Adams), and Sister Act 3 with Whoopi Goldberg.

Several other projects announced include a hybrid live-action Chip and Dale with John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, Pinocchio starring Tom Hanks, and Peter Pan and Wendy.


Buzz Lightyear is getting an origin story. Titled Lightyear, the film will follow “the young test pilot” who became the ranger who was turned into a popular toy. Notably, Buzz will this time be voiced by Chris Evans.

Two more Pixar originals were announced: Turning Red stars a young girl named Mei who turns into a Giant Red Panda whenever she gets too excited. The movie arrives March 2022. The other film is titled Luca, a “celebration of the friendship between a boy named Luca and his best friend Alberto during their unforgettable summer. It arrives June 2021

Three new Pixar TV series were announced: Dug Days! is an Up spinoff starring Doug as he returns to suburbia, where he encounters the many challenges of being a dog (It arrives Fall 2021). A Cars spinoff was also announced and finds Lightning and Mater on a road trip across the country (Fall 2022). The third series is titled Win or Lose, a longform TV series following a middle school softball team in the week leading up to their championship game (Fall 2023).


Disney’s Marvel presentation teases new trailers for WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, more

Scarlet Witch and Vision will be back in action in no time, but Disney delivered a special treat for fans who just can’t wait until the limited series debuts on January 15. Check out the brand new trailer for the series below!

WandaVisiona isn’t the only Marvel limited series who had a trailer debut this afternoon. Disney also unveiled the first trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in addition to confirming that fans could expect to see the series debut on March 19.

In addition, today’s Investor presentation also offered up a first look at the upcoming Disney+ Loki series set to debut in May 2021.

The Guardians are getting a Holiday Special: James Gunn will write and direct The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, set for release December 2022. It will be filmed during production of the third Guardians, which is slated for theaters in 2023.

Finally, Ms. Marvel fans were treated to a fun new featurette which introduces seres star Iman Vellani who will take on the titular role of Kamala Khan. The series is set to debut via Disney+ in late 2021.

Marvel announces new release dates for Shang-Chi, Black Widow, and Captain Marvel 2

First up, Black Widow fans can expect to see Natasha Romanov back on the big screen on May 7, 2021. The film was one of many who found its release date pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which just wrapped production, will hit theaters on July 9, 2021.

Finally, Carol Danvers will be making her big return to the silver screen in 2022, with Brie Larsen reprising her role as Captain Marvel 2. The highly anticipated sequel hits theaters on November 11, 2022.

– Kevin Feige also shared that they will not be re-casting the role of Black Panther following the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman, however, a sequel is currently in development with director Ryan Coogler working on the project.

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