Disney Unveils Full 2019 Release Lineup at CinemaCon
The film world is in flux right now, especially as Disney continues to acquire more assets and iconic brands. The House of Mouse's merger with 20th Century Fox recently became official, so now executives need to sort out exactly how two massive studios will end up combining their release schedules.
Disney acquired the rights to some iconic film properties from Fox, although it makes navigating a release schedule all the more confusing. Luckily, some questions have been answered at this year's CinemaCon.
Disney already has a ton of projects coming down the pipeline, including animated blockbusters, the Star Wars franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney won't want to cannibalize its own box office numbers, and while presenting at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, President of Distribution Franchise Cathleen Taff mentioned the adjustments to film's releases. She said:
So much has happened this year. Of course, the biggest news in the year of big news is welcoming the Fox filmmaking team studios to Disney, greatly expanding our collection of world class brands… It’s an incredible collection of films with truly something for everyone. As you probably know, a couple of these films do share the same release date. We know some adjustments are going to need to be made, but we’ll have updates for you very soon.
Therefore the House of Mouse isn't intending on gnawing its own leg off regarding the release schedule, so some changes will inevitably be made to either Fox or Disney flicks in order to avoid conflicts at the box office.