Star Wars: The Force Awakens / The Lion King / Frozen

It’s easy to forget just how thoroughly Disney has monopolized the blockbuster movie industry, but that fact becomes very clear when the studio decides to announce release dates for multiple huge movies all at once. This comes via Variety, which reports that Disney has just announced the premiere dates for Star Wars: Episode IX (that’s the one after The Last Jedi), Frozen 2, and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King. All three are set for 2019, with Episode IX coming on May 24, The Lion King coming on June 19, and Frozen 2 letting it go on November 27.

The Han Solo movie is currently set to debut in May of 2018, so if Disney sticks to this schedule, it will indicate a slight shift for its Star Wars movies. The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and the upcoming Last Jedi have all had December premieres, so this seems to suggest that the studio doesn’t see any reason for holiday-season releases.

Aside from those three movies, Disney has also moved Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 from March 9 of 2018 to November 21, with a A Wrinkle In Time now taking its spot in March. Also, the new Indiana Jones movie that everyone is definitely looking forward to has been pushed all the way back from July 19 of 2019 to July 10 of 2020, which is so far away that we don’t even need to worry about it just yet. The studio’s full schedule also has a bunch of untitled or unannounced stuff from Marvel and Pixar, rand you can see the full list at that Variety link.