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THE JUNGLE BOOK 2: Disney Greenlights Sequel, Fantasy Remakes

Angelina Jolie The Jungle Book

Disney confirms The Jungle Book 2 is in the works. The news came as part of a larger announcement promising new live-action remakes of classic Disney properties and release dates for the films.

Aside from The Jungle Book 2, the biggest project revealed by the company was Maleficent 2, which will see Angelina Jolie reprise the title role she first played in 2014. The next Disney fantasy film to be released, Alice Through The Looking Glass, will hit theaters on May 27th.

Release dates for the other projects, while announced, have not been tied to particular movies. In addition to Pete’s Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, and the aforementioned Alice, an additional fantasy film will be released this year. Disney will follow with three live-action films in 2018 and one more in 2019:

In addition to The Jungle Book 2 and Maleficent 2, live-action projects in the works at Disney include Cruella, which will star Emma Stone as the 101 Dalmatians villain and which will feature a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. A Wrinkle in Time, meanwhile, will adapt the Madeleine L’Engle novel with Ava DuVernay directing from a script by Jennifer Lee. Jungle Cruise will star Dwayne Johnson and will feature a screenplay by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra writing. Tim Burton will direct Dumbo with Ehren Kruger writing. Rob Marshall will take on a Mary Poppins sequel with Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda set to star. Lasse Hallstrom will direct Ashleigh Powell’s script The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. And finally, Reese Witherspoon will play Tinker Bell in an untitled feature scripted by Victoria Strouse!

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