Upcoming Musical Movies to Look Forward to

The flame of movie musical wildfire most significantly started with Les Misérables in 2012, followed by Into the Woods in 2014, La La Land in 2016, Beauty and the Beast Live Action, the most recent original one: The Greatest Showman in 2018, and of course the newly released A Star is Born. Theatre nerds have really been having a good time in the past few years, with all of our favorite musicals being produced as movies. If you’re still reveling in the joy of watching your favorite movie musical in HD repeatedly every couple of weeks, we have good news for you: Your movie musical rotation will expand in the next couple of years. Here are some things you can look forward to:

1. Mary Poppins Returns
Release Date: December 25, 2018
Announced Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters
Latest Update: Watch the New Trailer for Mary Poppins Returns

2. Aladdin Live Action
Release Date: May 24, 2019
Announced Cast: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith
Latest Update: Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin

3. The Lion King Live Action
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Annnounced Cast: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones
Latest Update: Elton John at Work on New Lion King Song for Beyoncé

4. Cats
Release Date: December 20, 2019
Announced Cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift
Latest Update: Judi Dench Signs on for Cats Film

5. In the Heights
Release Date: June 26, 2020
Announced Cast: Anthony Ramos
Latest Update: Anthony Ramos in Talks to Star in In the Heights Movie

In addition to the list above, some more movie musical films that are in development include the most recently announced Be More Chill, aside from 13, American Idiot, Be More Chill, Bare: A Pop Opera, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Come from Away, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, Jekyll and Hyde, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Little Shop of Horrors, Lysistrata Jones, Matilda, Memphis, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, Pippin, The Shaggs, Spamalot, South Pacific, Spring Awakening, Sunset Boulevard, Tick, Tick… Boom!, West SIde Story, and Wicked.

Which one are you most excited for? We’re so excited for everything we honestly can’t pick.

2018-10-21T16:21:53+00:00October 21st, 2018|Facts & Stuffs|