Disney has finally put out a statement about its future plans, and it has been surprisingly candid.
The Disney-owned company revealed that it would be moving away from the animated features it produced for children and into the live-action movies.
Instead, the studio is planning to build a full slate of live-universe animated films based on Marvel characters, and they will begin in 2019.
It also revealed that Marvel will be the first studio to develop a live-entertainment property, but the project will not be directed by a filmmaker.
“We’ve been talking about this for a while, and I think this is the right time to do it,” CEO Bob Iger said at a companywide news conference.
“And I think Disney Animation will take a big step toward doing live-animated movies.
But I’m not going to say that, because that’s a rumor that we’re going to keep quiet.”
Disney has already said that it is planning a live action film based on the first Marvel comic book film, which was released in 2015.
This announcement comes as Disney’s stock is at an all-time high, and the studio has recently been on a massive marketing push, announcing an overhaul of its Pixar slate, including a reboot of Toy Story.
But, with Disney having invested in a slew of live action projects, it seems the studio’s current plans are in flux.
According to a new report, the company has plans to release three live-based movies: Toy Story 4, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
2, and The Good Movie.
Each of these movies will be directed and produced by Disney’s former Pixar boss, John Lasseter, and will be released in 2019, 2018, and 2017.
One thing that may change is that Disney Animation is now working on a live production property, with its current slate of movies featuring characters from the Marvel universe.
That may mean the studio will begin developing live-art movies and not just the animated ones, but it’s also likely that the studio would develop live-event movies, and not only Disney-produced ones.
Iger also revealed plans to create new live-events, and Disney has even announced that it will begin offering its own live-experience content, including its own theme park attractions.
Disney also said that the company will also create new branded content.
We are in the very early stages of thinking about creating an entirely new genre of live entertainment, and we will be creating content to enhance our portfolio of branded content,” Iger explained.
When Disney announced its planned departure from Marvel, there were questions about whether or not the studio had a future with the studio.
While Disney is not planning to produce new animated features, Iger indicated that it was planning to continue producing live-actions, but in a different form.
In 2018, Disney announced plans to develop new live action films, and there are rumors that the new films will be made using Marvel characters.
However, it is unclear whether Disney will continue producing its own animated feature films, or if the studio intends to take on a larger role in the live action genre.