Following the success of season 2 of The Mandalorian, Disney have commissioned a further twenty-seven series in the Star Wars universe for Disney+. This announcement arrives alongide nearly one-hundred other new projects from various Disney properties that will release over the next decade.
One of the new Star Wars series will be an anthology that follows a multitude of racially stereotyping characters from the prequels. Another will chronicle the rise and fall of Elan Sleazebaggano, the shady bloke who tries to sell death sticks to Obi-Wan in Attack of the Clones (2002). Perhaps most exciting of all is Yoda Returns – which will follow Yoda somehow returning to life in extremely unlikely circumstances following his death in Return of the Jedi (1983).
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has also grown significantly with the new announcements. Fan-favourite characters like Hindsight Lad, Asbestos Lady and Doctor Bong (all real characters, look it up) will all get their own feature film. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already confirmed that there will be “plenty of epic scenes where all the female characters happen to appear at the same time” across the new projects.
It is believed that six of the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White (1937) will have their own limited series coming 2024. Sleepy, due to his untimely death, has not signed on for his own series – but rumours are aswirl that he may make a CGI appreance in Grumpy’s show. The Magic Mirror has refused to comment on if it will appear in any of the series.
Along with a multitude of animated features, Disney have announced a live-aciton ‘reimagining’ of Finding Nemo (2003). Casting includes Matt Damon as Marlin, Angelina Jolie as Dory, Jason Momoa as Bruce, and the kid from Stranger Things as Nemo. Minimal CGI will be used, with director Tom Hooper going for a “organic” approach.
The first of the new Disney+ projects will roll out this summer. Cars 2: 2, a sequel to the second Cars film, is due to arrive in early June. Law-Abiding Citizens of the Caribbean, a Pirates of the Caribbean spin-off starring Steve Buscemi, will arrive shortly after in July.