'Star Wars IX,' 'Indiana Jones 5,' 'Frozen 2,' 'The Lion King' get release dates

By Karen Butler  |  April 26, 2017 at 7:33 AM
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April 26 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Company has announced the planned release dates for several of its eagerly awaited tent-pole movies.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Star Wars Episode IX is expected to hit theaters on May 24, 2019.

Jon Favreau -- director of the studio's upcoming, live-action version of The Lion King -- announced on social media that his musical movie is to debut on July 19, 2019. It is expected to star Donald Glover and James Earl Jones.

Frozen 2, the sequel to the 2013, animated blockbuster Frozen, is set for release on Nov. 27, 2019. The voice cast will once again feature Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel.

The fifth installment of the Indiana Jones adventure franchise, starring Harrison Ford and helmed by Steven Spielberg, is due out July 10, 2020.

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