Disney has recently announced some of their upcoming live action films, BUT Disney has now confirmed the development of 9!

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  1. Cruella

The evil villain from 101 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil will be have her own live-action movie called Cruella. It has been rumored that Emma Stone is in the talks to star in the movie.

At 27 years old Stone would be much younger than the 1996 animated villain BUT i think she could totally rock the part. Work began on the live-action last year with screenwriter Kelly Marcel who was hired to pen the script. Disney is hoping to attar filming the story later this year.

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2. Jungle Cruise

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to star in the live-action film based on one of Disney’s popular attractions Jungle Cruise. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra will be penning the script. Unfortunately a director is currently not attached to the project.

The ride which has been at Disneyland park in Anaheim since its opening in 1955 takes guests on a a boat ride through the jungle lead by a Skipper. At D23 Expo Dwayne appeared during Disney’s animation presentation to talk about his role in the 2016 Disney film Moana, BUT the actor spoke about how excited he was excited about his two Mouse House projects.

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3. Dumbo

This one i feel is going to be pretty awesome, a live-action Dumbo directed by none other than the AMAZING Tim Burton! Tim Burton is teaming up with writer Ehren Kruger where they will make a new generation of fans believe an elephant can fly.

Sean Bailey said that Dumbo  doesn’t have a release date yet but its been said that the film will be a combination of CGI and live-action actors. The project seems to be more on the complicated side BUT i have a lot of faith in Tim Burton and of course Ehren Kruger to take us to a circus where elephants fly.

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4. Marry Poppins

A sequel to the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, has some two new stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda which will be directed by Rob Marshell.

Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Jack a lamplighter resembling the character Burt. He is also expected to develop new songs for the Marry Poppins sequel. Lin-Manuel penned Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Cantina music along with J.J. Abrams and we have also learned  he was writing the music for Disney Animation’s upcoming Musical Moana.

Emily Blunt is also in talks to star as Mary Poppins herself. Rob Marshall, has set the story  20 years after the Disney classic.

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5. Maleficent 2

Although i haven’t seen much news about this it has been said that Angelina Jolie is set to return as the mistress of evil herself Maleficent, while Lina Wolverton will be the writer.

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6. The Jungle Book 2

Director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks will be returning with the second movie. Many of the cast including young Neel Sethi who is the only actor physically appearing in the movie will be returning. The movie sounds like it will have the same story line as the Disney Animated movie Jungle Book 2 which came out in 2003 none the less i know Disney will make the movie just as amazing and live up to the expectations.

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7. A Tinker Bell

Starring Reese Witherspoon is set to play none other than the sassy fairy Tinker Bell in the live-action film. Victoria Spouse is writing the script, while there are no details for the film we can definitely count on some new adventures and possibly a different side to the famous character.

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8. A Wrinkle in Time

The classic novel is getting Disneyfied, and Disney has brought in director Ava Duvernay are signed up to of course direct the film.

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9. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

This live action film will be directed by Lasse Hallstorm and Ashleigh Powell as the writer.

Disney has released that three fairytales will be coming out July 28, 2017, April 6, 2018 and December 20, 2019 while the two non fairytales have August 3, 2018 and December 25, 2018…and i bet you can figure out which date goes with which movie!

-Dezi

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