Disney has 33 major movies coming out in 2023 — here they all are

  • Walt Disney Studios will release 19 movies theatrically in 2023 and many more on Disney+ and Hulu.

  • A "Captain Marvel" sequel and a new Disney animated film are in theaters in November.

  • Gareth Edwards' sci-fi epic "The Creator" will be released September 29.

The following list contains Walt Disney Studios' theatrical film slate as of September 5, 2023 and major movies heading straight to Disney+ and Hulu.

"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" — February 17

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Paul Rudd, Kathryn Newton, and Evangeline Lily in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."Marvel Studios

Directed by Peyton Reed, the third "Ant-Man" movie kicked off the year and the next phase of Marvel films and TV shows.

Saving the world has gone to Scott Lang's (Paul Rudd) head after the events of "Avengers: Endgame." He loves reminding his family of his role in defeating Thanos and got a book deal out of it.

Life is going OK until Scott's daughter, Cassie (Kathryn Newton), accidentally sends Scott, Hope (Evangeline Lily), and her parents, Hank (Michael Douglas) and Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer), into the Quantum Realm, where they run into the dangerous Kang (Jonathan Majors) who was first introduced in "Loki."

Read our review here.

"Chang Can Dunk" — March 10 on Disney+

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Zoey Renee as Kristy, Bloom Li as Chang, Dexter Darden as DeAndre, and Ben Wang as Bo in "Chang Can Dunk."Stephanie Mei-Ling/Disney+

Chang bets the school's basketball star that he can dunk by Homecoming in order to impress his crush and gain the respect of his classmates.

That might be a little tough as Chang is part of the school's marching band.

"Boston Strangler" — March 17 on Hulu

"The Boston Strangler" with Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley plays Loretta McLaughlin in "The Boston Strangler."20th Century Studios

Matt Ruskin ("Crown Heights") wrote and directed the true-crime thriller based on the Boston Strangler murders of the 1960s.

Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon star as reporters investigating the killer.

"Rye Lane" — March 31 on Hulu

David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah in "Rye Lane."
David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah in "Rye Lane."Chris Harris/Searchlight Pictures

After experiencing bad break-ups, Yas (Vivian Oparah) and Dom (David Jonsson) bump into each other and help each other with their exes.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is directed by Raine Allen Miller.

"Prom Pact" — March 31 on Disney+

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"Prom Pact" stars Elizabeth Lee and Milo Manheim.Disney+

As every other teen seems focused on prom season, high-school senior Mandy (Elizabeth Lee), is focused on getting into Harvard no matter the cost.

When she's waitlisted, she starts tutoring a jock, Graham (Milo Manheim from Disney's "Zombies" franchise) she despises, hoping his Harvard alum father will recommend her.

Mandy starts to realize there may be more to life than Harvard — and Graham — than she previously thought.

"Quasi" — April 20 on Hulu

Erik Stolhanske, Kevin Heffernan, and Steve Lemme in QUASI.
Erik Stolhanske, Kevin Heffernan, and Steve Lemme in "Quasi."Kevin Estrada / Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

The satirical adaptation of "Hunchback of Notre Dame" follows Quasimodo (aka Quasi) caught in a feud between the king of France and the Pope.

Kevin Heffernan writes, directs, and stars in the Searchlight Pictures film alongside Steve Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Adrianne Palicki.

The film will be available internationally on Disney+ and on Star+ in Latin America.

"Chevalier" — April 21

Kelvin Harrison Jr. in Chevalier
Kelvin Harrison Jr. in the film "Chevalier."Larry Horricks/Searchlight Pictures

The biographical drama from director Stephen Williams ("Lost") is based on the life of violinist and composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the son of a slave and plantation owner.

A gifted musician, who was sometimes referred to by the derogatory name Black Mozart, the film explores the racism Chevalier faced, a love affair, and a falling out with Marie Antoinette.

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving, and Minnie Driver star.

You can watch the trailer here.

"Peter Pan & Wendy" — April 28 on Disney+

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Jude Law as Captain Hook in "Peter Pan and Wendy."Eric Zachanowich/Disney

David Lowry, who directed "Pete's Dragon," reimagines the remake of Disney's 1953 animated film, "Peter Pan."

At 2022's D23 Expo, which Insider attended, fans were told the film will put a bigger focus on Wendy's (Ever Anderson) story as she joins Peter Pan (Alexander Molony) in Neverland.

"Grown-ish" star Yara Shahidi will play Tinker Bell.

The film will also show more of the history of Peter's rivalry with Captain Hook.

"We got to mine their backstory a little more. You understand a little more about their past, and a past where they were possibly once friends," Law said at D23. "There's still, as I said, a great rivalry."

Watch the trailer here.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" — May 5

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The Guardians are wearing new outfits in their third outing.Marvel Studios

The final film in James Gunn's "Guardians" trilogy will follow a heartbroken Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), still grappling with the loss of Gamora in "Avengers: Infinity War," and processing that the Gamora who exists isn't the woman he loved.

Peter needs to pull it together as the Guardians face a new threat to the universe that could spell their doom if he's not focused.

The first official trailer made it look like any and all of the Guardians are in danger. We expect the third movie to largely focus on Rocket Raccoon while introducing Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) and the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji).

Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, and Vin Diesel all return. Maria Bakalova voices Cosmo the Spacedog.

Read our review here.

"Crater" — May 12 on Disney+

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Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Caleb, Mckenna Grace as Addison, Orson Hong as Borney, Thomas Boyce as Marcus and Billy Barratt as Dylan in "Crater."Photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2023 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

The coming-of-age sci-fi adventure follows Caleb Channing (Isaiah Russell-Bailey) who, after the death of his father on their lunar home, explores a mysterious crater with four friends before he's sent to live on a faraway planet.

Mckenna Grace and Kid Cudi also star.

"White Men Can't Jump" — May 19

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Jack Harlow as Jeremy and Sinqua Walls as Kamal in "White Men Can't Jump."Parrish Lewis/20th Century Studios

20th Century Studios' remake of the 1992 film starring Wesley Snipes features Jack Harlow and Sinqua Walls.

The sports comedy is written by "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and Doug Hall.

"The Little Mermaid" — May 26

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Halle Bailey as Ariel in "The Little Mermaid."Courtesy of Disney

Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1989 Oscar winner follows Ariel (Halle Bailey) and her quest for more than life under the sea once she meets and falls in love with a human, Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King).

"The Little Mermaid" will star Bailey, Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy. It will include original songs and new ones from Alan Menken and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

You can watch the trailer here.

"The Boogeyman" — June 2

The Boogeyman
"The Boogeyman" is based on Stephen King's 1978 short story of the same name and is directed by Rob Savage.Patti Perret/20th Century Studios

Originally set to debut on Hulu, the Stephen King adaptation will now get a summer theatrical release. The short story follows two sisters who are haunted by a mysterious presence in their house following the death of their mother.

Madison Hu, Vivien Lyra Blair ("Obi-Wan Kenobi"), David Dastmalchian, and Chris Messina star.

"Flamin' Hot" — June 9 on Hulu

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The new film "Flamin' Hot" explores the life and story of Richard Montañez, the man who claims to have helped bring the Flamin' Hot Cheetos product to life.Searchlight

The Searchlight biopic, directed by Eva Longoria, explores the Frito-Lay janitor, Richard Montañez, who claims he came up with the idea for Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

A Frito-Lay statement calls Montañez's story "urban legend."

"Stan Lee" — June 16 on Disney+

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Stan Lee has a new a documentary on Disney+.Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images

Announced on what would've been the Marvel creator's 100th birthday, Disney released a documentary on the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

"Elemental" — June 16

A still from "Elemental."Disney/Pixar

Directed by Peter Sohn ("The Good Dinosaur"), Pixar's next movie follows the bond between anthropomorphic fire and water elements who can't touch.

In development for seven years, Sohn told The Hollywood Reporter the film is inspired by his relationship with his parents who both died during the making of the film.

The film stars Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie.

"World's Best" — June 23 on Disney+

Manny Magnus as Prem and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Suresh in "World's Best."
Manny Magnus as Prem and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Suresh in "World's Best."Ben Mark Holzberg/Disney Enterprises, Inc.

The coming-of-age musical comedy follows 12-year-old math genius Prem Patel (Manny Magnus) as he sets out to become a rap star after learning his late father was a famous rapper.

Directed by Roshan Sethi, the film also stars Utkarsh Ambudkar ("Never Have I Ever"), Punam Patel, and Jake Choi.

"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" — June 30

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Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny."Lucasfilm

Harrison Ford returns one final time in the long-awaited fifth "Indiana Jones" film.

The sequel seems to ditch some of the characters from the fourth film, following Indy and his goddaughter, Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), as they go up against ex-Nazis who are working for NASA to help in the space race.

James Mangold ("Logan") directs "Dial of Destiny," the first film in the franchise that isn't directed or written by Steven Spielberg or George Lucas.

Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, and Mads Mikkelsen also star.

"Theater Camp" — July 14

Theater Camp
Molly Gordon and Ben Platt in "Theater Camp."Searchlight Pictures

The Searchlight Pictures' comedy is an adaptation of a 2020 short that follows the staff of an upstate New York camp.

It's directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman, with Gordon and Ben Platt starring.

"Haunted Mansion" — July 28

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Rosario Dawson as Gabbie, Tiffany Haddish as Harriet, LaKeith Stanfield as Ben, and Owen Wilson as Father Kent in Disney's live-action "Haunted Mansion."Jalen Marlowe/Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Based on the Disney parks' attraction, the reboot of the 2003 film follows a single mom who hires experts to rid of spirits from her new home.

The film has a pretty big cast, including Danny DeVito, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder, and Dan Levy.

Jared Leto will play the beloved Disney attraction icon The Hatbox Ghost.

"Vacation Friends 2" — August 25 on Hulu

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Yvonne Orji as Emily, Lil Rel Howery as Marcus, Meredith Hagner as Kyla, and John Cena as Ron in "Vacation Friends 2."Katrina Marcinowski/20th Century Studios

Marcus (Lil Rey Howard), Emily (Yvonne Orji), Ron (John Cena), and Kyla (Meredith Hagner) return in this sequel to the 2021 film which reunites the two couples on a vacation to a Caribbean resort after they're both newly married.

Trouble comes when Kyla's father (Steve Buscemi) gets released from prison and shows up at the resort unannounced.

"A Haunting in Venice" — September 15

Kenneth Branagh in "Death on the Nile."
Kenneth Branagh in "Death on the Nile."Rob Youngson/20th Century Studios

In 20th Century Studios' third film based on Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot mystery series, the retired super sleuth "reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo" on All Hallows' Eve.

The detective is forced back into action when a guest is murdered.

Kenneth Branagh returns to direct and star as the detective alongside a new cast consisting of Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, and Kyle Allen.

"No One Will Save You" — September 22 on Hulu

Kaitlyn Dever in "No One Will Save You."
Kaitlyn Dever in "No One Will Save You."Sam Lothridge/20th Century Studios

Brynn (Kaitlyn Dever), a lonely woman, experiences an alien invasion while living solo in her childhood home in this sci-fi psychological thriller.

Written and directed by Brian Duffield, "No One Will Save You" will premiere on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in other countries on the same day.

"The Creator" — September 29

John David Washington in The Creator
John David Washington in "The Creator."20th Century Studios

Directed and written by Gareth Edwards ("Rogue One"), the sci-fi crime comedy stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney, and Ken Watanabe.

The plot is currently unknown. The film was previously titled "True Love."

"Quiz Lady" — November 3 on Hulu

Awkwafina and Sandra Oh in "Quiz Lady."
Awkwafina and Sandra Oh in "Quiz Lady."Michele K Short/20th Century Studios

The comedy follows sisters Anne (Awkwafina) and Jenny (Oh) as they work together to pay off their mother's gambling debts.

The pair use Anne's love for game shows to focus on making her a game-show champ. The film also stars Jason Schwartzman and Tony Hale.

The Hulu original will premiere in Latin America on Disney-owned Star+ and on Disney+ in other territories.

"The Marvels" — November 10, 2023

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, and Teyonah Parris as Captain Monica Rambeau in "The Marvels."
Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, and Teyonah Parris as Captain Monica Rambeau in "The Marvels."Laura Radford/Marvel

The "Captain Marvel" sequel finds Carol Danvers' (Brie Larson) powers tangled with those of Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who Marvel refers to as Carol's "estranged niece."

The three team up to save the universe. Samuel L. Jackson and Zawe Ashton also star.

Nia DeCosta ("Candyman") directs the sequel.

"Next Goal Wins" — November 17

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"Next Goal Wins" is from Searchlight Pictures.Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Searchlight Pictures

Based on a true story, Taika Waititi's ("Thor: Love and Thunder") sports comedy follows coach Thomas Rongen's (Michael Fassbender) attempt to lead the American Samoa soccer team, considered the world's worst soccer team, into a World Cup qualifier.

Rhys Darby, Elisabeth Moss, and Will Arnett also star.

"Dashing Through the Snow": November 17 on Disney+

Lil Rel Howery and Ludacris star in "Dashing Through the Snow."
Lil Rel Howery and Ludacris star in "Dashing Through the Snow."Steve Dietl/Disney+

Directed by Tim Story ("Barbershop," "Fantastic Four"), the comedy follows a social worker (Ludacris) who despises Christmas after a traumatic event.

While with his estranged daughter, he crosses paths with a man named Nick (Lil Rey Howery) who helps restore his belief in the magic of the holiday.

Teyonah Parris, Oscar Nuñez, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Kevin Connolly also star.

"Wish" — November 22

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Ariana DeBose voices Asha in the Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn-directed film.Disney Animation

Disney's next big animated film will focus on the origin story of the wishing star seen across many Disney classics.

The film will follow Asha (Ariana DeBose) in the kingdom of Rosas as she sets out to save her home with a tiny cosmic sidekick named Star.

Alan Tudyk also stars.

"The Bikeriders" — December 1

Jodie Comer as Kathy, Director Jeff Nichols, and Austin Butler as Benny on the set of "The Bikeriders."
Jodie Comer as Kathy, Director Jeff Nichols, and Austin Butler as Benny on the set of "The Bikeriders."Kyle Kaplan/20th Century Studios

Based on a 1968 photo book of the same name, the Jeff Nichols-directed movie follows the evolution of a fictional motorcycle club through the eyes of its members.

Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, and Norman Reedus star.

"Poor Things" — December 8

Mark Ruffalo and Emma Stone will star in "Poor Things" alongside Willem Dafoe.
Mark Ruffalo and Emma Stone will star in "Poor Things" alongside Willem Dafoe.Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

Based on the novel by Alasdair Gray, an eccentric doctor (Willem Dafoe) brings his daughter (Emma Stone) back to life using the brain of her unborn child.

Also starring Mark Ruffalo and Ramy Youssef, Disney confirmed in its updated June theatrical calendar the movie will be in theaters this fall.

"Magazine Dreams" — December 8

Jonathan Majors standing shirtless in a dimly lit room with chandeliers above him in "Magazine Dreams."
Jonathan Majors in "Magazine Dreams."Courtesy Searchlight Pictures

The film follows Jonathan Majors as an aspiring bodybuilder. Majors received high praise for his performance in the film at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

"All of Us Strangers" — December 22

Andrew Scott in "All of Us Strangers," a Searchlight Pictures' production.
Andrew Scott in "All of Us Strangers," a Searchlight Pictures' production.Chris Harris/20th Century Studios

A screenwriter, Adam (Andrew Scott), discovers his dead parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell) alive in his childhood home after an encounter with his mysterious neighbor (Paul Mescal).

Adam's parents strangely appear the same exact age as the day they died three decades ago.

There are a few other upcoming Searchlight Pictures, Hulu, and Disney+ films currently without release dates that will likely be released in 2023.

Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley will star in Disney+'s "Young Woman and the Sea."Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

"Young Woman and the Sea" (Disney+): The Daisy Ridley-led biopic focuses on competitive swimmer Gertrude Ederle, who won gold at the 1924 Olympics and later became the first woman to swim the English Channel.

"Out of My Mind" (Disney+): An adaptation of Sharon M. Draper's first-person novel about a girl living with cerebral palsy.

"Suncoast" (Searchlight Pictures): Inspired by director Laura Chinn's life, a teen (Nico Parker) takes her brother to live at a special facility and forms a friendship with an activist (Woody Harrelson). Currently in post-production, the film will stream on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in other countries.

"The Greatest Hits" (Searchlight Pictures): The Ned Bronson-directed rom-com that focuses on the connection between music and memory. The film, currently in post-production, stars Lucy Boynton and Justin H. Min.

"The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat" (Searchlight Pictures): Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the drama follows three best friends, The Supremes, whose friendship is tested. Uzo Aduba ("Orange Is the New Black") stars.

"Nightbitch" (Searchlight Pictures): The adaptation of Rachel Yoder's 2021 novel follows a stay-at-home mom (Amy Adams) who believes she may be turning into a dog. The film's directed and written by Marielle Heller ("A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood").

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