Disney Dates Two Untitled Marvel Movies

'Into the Woods' to bow Christmas 2014

After recently slotting eight untitled toons through 2018, Disney is laying claim to a few prime release dates in 2014, including Christmas Day for its musical adaptation “Into the Woods.”

The Mouse House also added two untitled Marvel features for May 2016 and 2017, respectively.

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Leading up to next year’s Christmas, the Mouse has bumped up George Clooney sci-fi pic “Tomorrowland” to Dec. 12 in wide release, with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” now slated to bow Oct. 10, 2014.

Also in 2014, Disney Animation will release a sequel to “Planes,” called “Fire and Rescue,” on July 18, followed a month later by DreamWorks’ Lasse Hallstrom-directed “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” The studio’s “Muppets” sequel, which is dated for March 21, is now titled “Muppets Most Wanted.”

“Into the Woods,” which stars Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt, is directed by Rob Marshall, based on the Tony-winning tuner by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Pic follows a baker and his wife who, while fighting to break a witches curse, encounter several well-known fairy tale characters.

This year, Disney has added a limited engagement for “Saving Mr. Banks,” about the making of “Mary Poppins,” on Dec. 13. The film expands wide Dec. 20 as planned previously.

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