Disney's Buyout Of Is Fox Closing And Here's The Studio's 2019 Release Schedule

Disney will own all the box offices in 2019.

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If you've been keeping up with all the Disney/Fox news, you've probably noticed a lot of movie release dates being pushed around, and there's a good reason for that, as Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox continues to slowly push forward. Both Disney and Fox are putting some separation between their releases as 2019 is stacked.

The most notable of these changes came from the next movie in the X-Men franchise, which was originally going to release on February 14. Two days after the first trailer came out, the movie was pushed back to June 7. This happened because another Fox movie, Alita: Battle Angel was pushed from December 21, 2018, a week after another CG fantasy/adventure, Mortal Engines, was set to release. Additionally, Jungle Cruise was pushed, today, to July, 2020.

Everything between 21st Century Fox and Disney is expected to finalize soon, and according to THR, Dark Phoenix could be first film under the Disney banner. Additionally, Disney's plan is to release everything Fox already has in production or wrapping up.

After months of shifting dates, here's what the post-Fox-buyout release schedule looks like for Disney. There are a few other dates, which aren't included on the list, where Disney has a date saved as an "Untitled Project." There are plenty of those titles for 2020, which we all know will be numerous Marvel Studios films and at least on Star Wars movie.

The Combined Disney and Fox release schedule for 2019 and beyond:


  • The Kid Who Would Be King (Jan. 25)
  • Alita: Battle Angel (Feb. 14)
  • Captain Marvel (Mar. 8)
  • Dumbo (Mar. 29)
  • Avengers 4 (May 3)
  • Aladdin (May 24)
  • Dark Phoenix (Jun. 7) -Possibly first Fox movie under the Disney banner
  • Toy Story 4 (Jun. 21)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (Jul 5)
  • Stuber (Jul. 12)
  • The Lion King (Jul. 19)
  • New Mutants (Aug. 2)
  • Artemis Fowl (Aug. 9)
  • Spies in Disguise (Sept. 13)
  • The Woman in the Window (Oct. 4)
  • Noelle (Nov. 7)
  • Kingsman 3 (Nov. 8)
  • Frozen 2 (Nov 27)
  • Star Wars: Episode IX (Dec. 20)
  • The Call of the Wild (Dec. 25)


  • Mulan (Mar. 27)
  • Maleficent (May 29)
  • Jungle Cruise (Jul. 24)
  • Death on the Nile--sequel to Murder on the Orient Express (Oct. 2)
  • Avatar 2 (Dec. 18)

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Can we get the 20th Century Fox fanfare back at the beginning of Tar Wars now?

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Oh yeah, Avatar 2 exists.

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@Brettsky128: And the world is worse for it.

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@Welverin: Says random loser on the internet.

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“Death on the Nile” is next year? Cool. He’s not David Suchet, but I thought Kenneth Branagh did a fine job as Poirot. Hopefully they can get to “The Murder of Roger Aykroyd” or “The ABC Murders” sooner rather than later.

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So pretty much all the movies? Of course I'm being hyperbolic, but only slightly. There's only a few corporations that control 90+% of all the movies now.

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@lionheartssj1: It's been 6 major movie studios since the 1920. (Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros. Walt Disney, Columbia and 20th Century Fox).

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@awesomeandstuff: Let's see...Comcast owns NBC/Universal, Viacom owns Paramount, AT&T owns WB, Sony owns Columbia and Disney now owns 20th. So I guess there's technically 5 now. Still, between their major studios and the subsidiaries under them, they produce the vast majority of what we see via movies and TV...and to a growing extent, online.

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Jungle Cruise is now July 31st, 2020. I'm guessing they will be playing musical movies until they maximize their profits and are making money every single second of every single day for the rest of human existence. #MoneyMouse

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@bigby4: thanks for the heads up! of course they weren't done with pushing back the movies today.

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And with The Nutcracker in November and Mary Poppins in December, Disney is one step closer to world domination.