Disney sets summer 2019 release for Star Wars IX

Also hitting cinemas in 2019 is The Lion King live action remake on July 29th and the highly anticipated sequel to 2013's Frozen which is due to release on November 27th. Both movies will be released via Disney subsidiary, Lucasfilms. Mashable reports that Donald Glover will be joined by James Earl Jones as the voice of Mufasa.

There will be no Star Wars for Christmas in 2018 and 19: Disney has set a release date for the ninth episode of the interstellar saga and it's May. Earlier tonight, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner were confirmed as Pumbaa and Timon respectively.

Lucas, who created the Star Wars series in 1977, always intended the franchise to span nine films and shared his ideas for Episode VII, VIII and IX when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012.

In a newly unearthed interview (which first appeared on the Hollywood Reporter) with Mark Hamill and the late Gene Siskel recorded after the release of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of Jedi, Hamill may have dropped clues as to the future of his character Luke Skywalker.

Initially scheduled for a 2019 release, the fifth Indiana Jones film has been pushed back to a later date on 10 July 2020.

We can also expect some new animations too.

And for the kids, "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2", will hit the big screen on November 21st 2018.

There's still eight months until Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out, but Disney is looking ahead. A Wrinkle In Time is expected on March 9, 2018, whilst Magic Camp will now be released on April 6, 2018. Gigantic, the re-telling of Jack and the Beanstalk, will be released on November 25, 2020.

  • Arturo Norris