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CEO Bob Iger lays out how he envisions the future release plan for Disney's live action, Marvel and Pixar films

05.30.2012

Believe it or not, 2012 will be a redefining year for Walt Disney Studios. Two massive films, JOHN CARTER and THE AVENGERS, performed on the completely opposite ends of the box office spectrum. When that happens at one studio, it gives executives pause to assess how they can better position themselves in the future.

With Disney chairman Rich Ross stepping down, CEO Bob Iger laid the message out clearly for the future of the studio.

Speaking at a recent conference, Iger told those in attendance that they plan includes two animated films a year, one from Pixar and the other from Disney. Soon it could increase to two Pixars and one Disney. In addition, “we intend to make two Marvel films a year and that slate is well defined” for the next few years. Iger says that while “we’ve got a business that has done well on the animated and Marvel front,” the live-action films “have been inconsistent, this year in particular." He’ll want the studio’s new management to address that. But Iger’s still keeping expectations modest. “We’re not in the business of making 24 films a year, or more than that.”

So, believe it or not, Disney seems to be adopting the quality, not quantity approach to movie making. With the sheer number of peripherals such as video games and toys that Disney throws out there with each release, they can stand to release only a dozen movies a year. The Pixar films themselves are guaranteed over $200 million in box office alone.

The downside is that with fewer films on their slate, Disney is likely going to be more cautious with their project selection.  The chances of seeing an untested property like JOHN CARTER hit screens again anytime soon are probably slim.  Here is hoping that Disney goes on a string of successful films and opens themselves up to some riskier filmmaking projects.  In the meantime, we can rest assured that Marvel and Pixar will continue to have the full support of the House of Mouse.

Source: Deadline

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9:02AM on 06/01/2012
I can't believe i haven't heard someone suggest this yet but I want a Black Widow x Hawkeye movie, before Avengers 2.
I can't believe i haven't heard someone suggest this yet but I want a Black Widow x Hawkeye movie, before Avengers 2.
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6:15PM on 05/31/2012

NOT REALLY THE TOPIC BUT...

The more I read about JOHN CARTER, the more I find the rumour, saying that some big head at Disney chose to make JC a flop and used it as an excuse to fire people he wanted to get rid of, believable!
Because REALLY such a BAAAD promotion can't be accidental!
The more I read about JOHN CARTER, the more I find the rumour, saying that some big head at Disney chose to make JC a flop and used it as an excuse to fire people he wanted to get rid of, believable!
Because REALLY such a BAAAD promotion can't be accidental!
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9:38AM on 05/31/2012
Don't want to stray off topic, but what is Disney's next non-Pixar animated flick?
Don't want to stray off topic, but what is Disney's next non-Pixar animated flick?
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5:52AM on 06/01/2012
Wreck-It Ralph, to be released in November (and it looks interesting).

After that, I believe they plan on releasing "Frozen", which was originally titled "The Snow Queen."

And this seems very much "on topic" to me.
Wreck-It Ralph, to be released in November (and it looks interesting).

After that, I believe they plan on releasing "Frozen", which was originally titled "The Snow Queen."

And this seems very much "on topic" to me.
5:00AM on 05/31/2012
Two Marvel films per year. Let's see...

2013: Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. That's confirmed.

2014: Captain America 2, and probably Hulk 2

2015: Ant Man? and maaaybe Agent Fury, since a starring role is in Jackson's contract.

2016: A new character a la "Captain America: the first Avenger", leading up to the Avengers 2 tentpole.

And then from there, Iron Man 4 and Avengers 3 are the only certainties.
Two Marvel films per year. Let's see...

2013: Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. That's confirmed.

2014: Captain America 2, and probably Hulk 2

2015: Ant Man? and maaaybe Agent Fury, since a starring role is in Jackson's contract.

2016: A new character a la "Captain America: the first Avenger", leading up to the Avengers 2 tentpole.

And then from there, Iron Man 4 and Avengers 3 are the only certainties.
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7:02AM on 05/31/2012
i think i read the Avengers 2 is aiming for 2015. Could be wrong.
i think i read the Avengers 2 is aiming for 2015. Could be wrong.
9:41AM on 05/31/2012
Gimme Black Panther!
Gimme Black Panther!
2:12AM on 05/31/2012
Great news! I haven't really enjoyed a single non marvel, live action Disney film in almost a decade since the first pirates of the caribbean. I hope they keep this mentality!
Great news! I haven't really enjoyed a single non marvel, live action Disney film in almost a decade since the first pirates of the caribbean. I hope they keep this mentality!
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12:34AM on 05/31/2012
This is awesome news! I hope they can continue their strong quality.
This is awesome news! I hope they can continue their strong quality.
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12:01AM on 05/31/2012
They can do untested properties if they don't spend $250 million making the damn thing.
They can do untested properties if they don't spend $250 million making the damn thing.
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9:07PM on 05/30/2012

"...The Pixar films themselves are guaranteed over $200 million in box office alone."

Ummm, not if the quality of said movie suffers & becomes such a blatent cash-grab like "Cars 2".

Now if Pixar/Disney continues in creating/upping the awesome w/ movies like The Incredibles, Wall-E, The Toy Story Trilogy, Up, Ratatouille...(your mileage may vary) & Finding Nemo etc. then I think the future of animated films in in VERY good hands.
Ummm, not if the quality of said movie suffers & becomes such a blatent cash-grab like "Cars 2".

Now if Pixar/Disney continues in creating/upping the awesome w/ movies like The Incredibles, Wall-E, The Toy Story Trilogy, Up, Ratatouille...(your mileage may vary) & Finding Nemo etc. then I think the future of animated films in in VERY good hands.
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7:54PM on 05/30/2012
Make another Hulk movie. Your wasting an opportunity!!!
Make another Hulk movie. Your wasting an opportunity!!!
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5:53PM on 05/30/2012
Isn't Lone Ranger, technically speaking, another untested property they'll be betting a lot of money on next year? And according to this plan by Disney the list looks promising.

2013: Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Monsters University

2014: Captain American 2, Ant-Man?, The Good Dinosaur

2015: The Avengers 2, Dr. Strange?, Inside the Mind Movie
Isn't Lone Ranger, technically speaking, another untested property they'll be betting a lot of money on next year? And according to this plan by Disney the list looks promising.

2013: Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Monsters University

2014: Captain American 2, Ant-Man?, The Good Dinosaur

2015: The Avengers 2, Dr. Strange?, Inside the Mind Movie
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9:36AM on 05/31/2012
Johnny Depp as Tonto means NOT untested . . .
Johnny Depp as Tonto means NOT untested . . .
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