Disney’s 2015 Movie Slate Features 12 Movies, Including ‘Star Wars’ and More Marvel


Walt Disney Studios cemented its 2015 slate earlier this week and it could be a huge year for the studio. There are two Marvel movies on the way and the studio also has the first Star Wars movie in a decade and two new Pixar movies.

While the blockbusters are getting the most attention, Variety notes that the studio does have a few smaller releases ready to go. There will be another Disneynature movie on the way, Monkey KingdomMcFarland, USA will be 2015’s mid-budget sports movie, following in the footsteps of Million Dollar Arm.

Disney will also release another live-action version of an animated classic, Cinderella, which stars Lily James in the title role.

Marvel will begin the summer blockbuster season with Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1. Then, Brad Bird’s highly anticipated Tomorrowland will open on May 22. The second Marvel movie is Ant-Man, due out on July 17.

Pixar has two films, after not releasing any in 2014, and both are original stories. Inside Out will be out on June 19 and the long-delayed The Good Dinosaur finally hits the big screen on Nov. 25.

This year’s Dreamworks release will by Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller, which stars Tom Hanks.

Last but not least, this year will see the first Lucasfilm releases since Disney bought the studio in 2012. The George Lucas-written animated film Strange Magic opens on Jan. 23. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due out on Dec. 18.

Here’s the full list of Disney’s 2015 releases:

Jan. 23: Strange Magic (Lucasfilm)
Feb. 20: McFarland, USA (Disney)
March 13: Cinderella (Disney)
April 17: Monkey Kingdom (Disneynature)
May 1: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel)
May 22: Tomorrowland (Disney)
June 19: Inside Out (Pixar)
July 17: Ant–Man (Marvel)
Oct 9: The Jungle Book (Disney)
Oct. 16: The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller (DreamWorks)
Nov. 25: The Good Dinosaur (Pixar)
Dec. 18: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm)

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Gets Release Date

Disney Infinity Superheroes

Disney Interactive has announced a retail release date for the upcoming Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, which will launch in North America on September 23.

Pre-orders kick off today, and players who pre-order the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack from selected retailers will also receive a Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel figure. All characters and power discs from 2013’s Disney Infinity will be compatible with the game.

Fans who own the original Disney Infinity game are also able to purchase Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes digitally. Yesterday, Disney Interactive confirmed a Guardians of the Galaxy playset for Marvel Super Heroes. The characters will be playable in the game’s Toy Box 2.0 mode.

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