From Deadpool 3 to Inside Out 2: All 10 Disney Movies Premiering in 2024

From Deadpool 3 to Inside Out 2: All 10 Disney Movies Premiering in 2024
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Guess how many are sequels?

Spoiler Alert… it’s half.

1. The Space Race

This documentary illuminates the lives of pilots, engineers and scientists as they blaze a trail and become NASA’s first Black astronauts. The subjects are followed from 1963 to the present day via interviews and archival footage.

2. Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

If you’re a video game fan, you may already be familiar with the name Hideo Kojima; after all, he is one of the world’s most revered game designers. This documentary offers a rare insight into Kojima’s creative process.

3. Suncoast

In this semi-autobiographical movie by director Laura Chinn, a teenage girl struggles to find a stable situation for her seriously ill brother – despite a less-than-supportive family.

4. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

300 years after the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, a common chimpanzee teams up with a human in a journey that will define what the future looks like for both humans and apes.

5. Inside Out 2

Riley, the heroine of Inside Out, is growing up. But with puberty comes a whole new set of emotions, including a real doozy – ANXIETY.

6. Deadpool 3

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Deadpool is back – but this time he’s joined by arch nemesis Wolverine (and yes, they actually got Hugh Jackman! )

7. Alien: Romulus

Set between the events of Alien (that’s the first one) and Aliens (that’s the second one), this latest installment in the franchise has kept its plot a closely guarded secret – but we’re willing to bet there will be aliens in it.

8. Mufasa: The Lion King

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We’ve done origin stories for all the baddies, so why not do one for all of the daddies? (See what we did there?) Fingers crossed Disney doesn’t manage to ruin any childhoods with this live-action prequel to The Lion King.

9. The Amateur

When a lowly CIA worker loses his wife in a terrorist attack, he slowly realizes that his higher-ups will not be pursuing justice – so he takes matters into his own hands. Based on the book by Robert Littell.

10. Young Woman and the Sea

This hotly anticipated biopic follows the story of Gertrude Ederle (Daisy Ridley). Gertrude was already an Olympic gold medallist when she set her sights on a new goal: becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel.

So… Is Disney in a Rut?

People have been complaining forever that Hollywood just rehashes old ideas… and looking at this list, it’s hard to argue. Of these 10 movies, half are sequels to well-known IP, while the other five are based either on true stories or on books. There isn’t a truly original idea on this list.

Disney has made a business of buying up studios that have a good thing going – like Pixar, Marvel and LucasFilms. However, it seems that the corporatizing influence has drained a lot of moxie out of these previously bold studios.

Disney's preference for safer investments than art is well known in the industry. Pixar, for example, has produced some of the most interesting animated films of all time. These include unconventional masterpieces like WALL-E, Ratatouille and Finding Nemo. These days, they're mostly making sequels.

Even Marvel has been sinking into the mire, with a bombardment of new shows and movies that are no longer making a splash. Echo, the latest foray into the MCU, has been called 'dour' and 'a yawn' by critics. Keep in mind, at this point Marvel is no longer even making spinoffs – Echo could more accurately be called a spinoff-of-a-spinoff (its main character first appeared in Hawkeye. )

While marketing executives are no doubt trying to 'play it safe' with these endless retreads, they should remember that before Alien, Planet of the Apes or Inside Out were beloved titles, they all started out as something bold and new. Perhaps it’s time to unchain the writers from their desks and send them out into the world, looking for inspiration.