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Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential

Throughout the year, we feature upcoming movie properties with potential for licensing. All of the release dates for movies on the list have been checked against multiple sources, but there is still a high probability dates will change. The further in the future a film is, the more likely its release date is to move.

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Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential, 2017–2023
Note: Release dates are subject to change.
Film (Description)Planned ReleaseFilm CompanySequelRebootBookGameToyComicOriginalTV
Logan (Wolverine 3)Hugh Jackman will don the claws one last time in this sequel.3/3/201720th Century FoxXX
Kong: Skull IslandAction/adventure story centered on King Kong's origins.3/10/2017Universal PicturesX
Beauty and the BeastAnother live-action Disney adaptation of its own animated film. Emma Watson plays Belle.3/17/2017Walt Disney StudiosXX
King Arthur: Legend of the SwordGuy Ritchie's retelling of the King Arthur story, which the studio hopes to make a new franchise of multiple installments.3/24/2017Warner Bros.X
Power RangersLive action movie based on the Saban Brands property is intended as the first in a franchise.3/24/2017LionsgateX
Ghost in the ShellScarlett Johansson stars in this adaptation of the Japanese comic and anime films about a member of a covert ops unit that fights technology related crime.3/31/2017Walt Disney StudiosXX
The Boss BabyA 7 year-old must overcome his jealousy to work together with his baby brother to preserve love in the world. Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey provide voices.3/31/2017DreamWorks AnimationX
Smurfs: The Lost VillageMandy Pantinkin voices Papa Smurf in this all-animated film focusing on the origins of the Smurfs.4/7/2017Sony PicturesXX
Furious 8Vin Diesel returns in the eighth film in the franchise.4/14/2017Universal PicturesX
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Sequel to 2014's Marvel tale of oddball superheroes.5/5/2017Walt Disney StudiosXX
BarbieLive-action film based on the toy line. Screenplay by Diablo Cody. Starring Amy Schumer5/12/2017Sony PicturesX
Alien: CovenantDirector Ridley Scott returns for the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus and connects to 1979's Alien.5/19/201720th Century FoxX
BaywatchDwayne Johnson and Zac Efron star in this reboot of the 1990s TV series.5/19/2017Paramount PicturesXX
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long HaulGreg convinces his family to attend his great grandmother's birthday so that he an attend a nearby gamer convention on the down low. New cast for this fourth installment.5/19/201720th Century FoxXX
The Nut Job 2Surly Squirrel and friends save their park; with voices by Jeff Dunham, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph.5/19/2017Open Road FilmsX
LifeAn international space crew discovers life on Mars.5/25/2017Sony PicturesX
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesJohnny Depp swashbuckles again for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.5/26/2017Walt Disney StudiosX
Captain UnderpantsKevin Hart and Ed Helms lend voice to this adaptation of the Dav Pilkey book series.6/2/201720th Century FoxX
Wonder WomanOrigin saga about an Amazon princess who becomes the greatest of DC superheroines set in the WW2 era.6/2/2017Warner Bros.XX
The Divergent Series: AscendantFourth and final film in The Divergent Series is now a TV movie.6/7/2017LionsgateXX
Dark Universe: The MummyTom Cruise plays a special forces soldier in this classic monster movie reboot.6/9/2017Universal PicturesX
World War Z 2Brad Pitt continues to battle zombie hoards.6/9/2017Paramount PicturesX
Cars 3Cars threequel.6/16/2017Walt Disney StudiosX
Transformers: The Last KnightReportedly the first in a new Transformer trilogy. Hasbro Studios is a producer. Mark Wahlberg returns.6/23/2017Paramount PicturesXX
Despicable Me 3Third sequel and fourth film (including Minions) in the Despicable Me series from Illumination Entertainment.6/30/2017Universal PicturesX
Spider-Man: HomecomingSony will reboot the Spider-Man franchise with help from Disney's Marvel Studios. Tom Holland takes the title role.7/7/2017Sony PicturesXX
War for the Planet of the ApesSequel to 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.7/14/201720th Century FoxX
Valerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsLuc Besson directs this English language adaptation of the Gallic comic book series Valerian and Laureline.7/21/2017EuropaCorpX
JumanjiRemake of the 1995 Robin Williams film based on the Chris Van Allsburg storybook. Jake Kasdan directs.7/28/2017Sony PicturesXX
The Dark TowerAdaptation of the Stephen King book series about Mid-World's last gunslinger.7/28/2017Sony PicturesX
Blazing SamuraiAnimation, loosely based on 1974's Blazing Saddles. On his quest to become a samurai, scrappy young dog Hank fights to save a town from a feline warlord.8/4/2017Open Road FilmsX
Emojimovie: Express YourselfComic take on the secret world of our phones and the beloved characters that have become daily necessities in global interpersonal communication.8/11/2017Sony PicturesX
ItReboot of the 1990 film based on Stephen King's novel.9/8/2017Vertigo EntertainmentXX
The LEGO NinjagoBig-screen animation based on LEGO's popular ninja-inspired building sets and figures.9/22/2017Warner Bros.XX
Blade Runner: 2049Harrison Ford reprises his role in this sequel to the 1982 film.10/6/2017Warner Bros.X
Kingsman: The Golden CircleSequel to 2015 spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn stars the titular group as they move operations stateside after their headquarters are destroyed.10/6/201720th Century FoxXX
My Little PonyAnimated film produced by Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures is based on the toy company's colorful winged ponies, a $1 billion-plus brand.10/6/2017LionsgateXX
Friday the 13th RebootReboot is being teased as answering the decades-old question of why slasher Jason Voorhes can't be killed. Michael Bay is a producer.10/13/2017Paramount PicturesX
Thor: RagnorakChris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are again Thor and Loki. In this third Thor installment they deal with the Norse apocalypse.11/3/2017Walt Disney StudiosXX
Paddington 2Sequel to 2014 film; based on the children's books by Michael Bond.11/10/2017The Weinstein CompanyXX
Show DogsA police dog must undergo a makeover to go undercover at a dog show.11/10/2017Open Road FilmsX
The Star (working title)This spin on the Nativity story stars a small but brave donkey and his animal friends as unsung heroes.11/10/2017Sony PicturesXX
Justice League: Part 1The DC gang's all here in this story focused on the original incarnation of the Justice League: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and Green Lantern.11/17/2017Warner Bros.XX
CocoAnimated Pixar film stars a young aspiring musician as he stumbles into the colorful Land of the Dead and journeys to unlock the mystery behind his family history.11/22/2017Walt Disney StudiosX
Let It SnowThree stories intertwine as teens experience a huge holiday snow storm. Based on a short story collection by John Green and others.11/22/2017Universal PicturesX
Murder on the Orient ExpressKenneth Branagh stars as genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.11/22/201720th Century FoxXX
Star Wars: Episode VIIIPicks up where 2015's Episode VII: The Force Awakens leaves off. Second film in Disney's new Star Wars sequel series since acquiring Lucasfilm.12/15/2017Walt Disney StudiosX
Disney Live-Action Fairy Tale (untitled)12/22/2017Walt Disney Studios
FerdinandBlue Sky Studios' adaptation of the classic Munro Leaf children's book.12/22/201720th Century FoxX
Pitch Perfect 3Another a capella adventure.12/22/2017Universal PicturesX
Six Billion Dollar ManMark Wahlberg stars as the bionic man from 70's TV series, The Six Million Dollar Man, adjusted for inflation.12/22/2017Dimension FilmsXX
Greatest Showman on Earth (The)Hugh Jackman as entertainer extraordinaire P.T. Barnum in this musical.12/25/201720th Century FoxX
20,000 Leagues Under the SeaCaptain Nemo explores the mysteries of the ocean deep in his submarine Nautilus. Based on the classic Jules Verne novel.TBA 201720th Century FoxX
BloodshotFirst film for the Valiant Comics superhero.TBA 2017Sony PicturesX
Chicken Soup for the SoulDrama drawn from the inspirational book series created by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen in 1993, which has sold 100 million-plus copies in North America.TBA 2017Warner Bros.X
Creed 2Sequel to 2015's next-generation Rocky hit, with Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan.TBA 2017MGM StudiosX
Jeepers Creepers 3Threequel to the Jeepers Creepers horror films. Previous releases in 2001, 2003.TBA 2017American ZoetropeX
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures (untitled)Long-running supernatural fighting manga adaptation to be directed by Takashi Miike.TBA 2017Warner Bros., TohoX
MIB 23Mashup of the 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises.TBA 2017Sony PicturesXX
WonderstruckAdaptation of Brian Selznick's graphic novel about two deaf kids separated by 50 years.TBA 2017Amazon StudiosX
Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock GnomesThe gnomes recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the disappearance of other garden statuary; voices by Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt.1/12/2018Paramount PicturesX
Maze Runner: The Death CureBased on the third novel in the series by James Dashner. Sequel to the 2015's The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.1/12/201820th Century FoxXX
Fifty Shades FreedThird installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy details the couple's life after marriage.2/9/2018UniversalXX
Black PantherThe royal leader of an African nation is bestowed with superpowers. Chadwick Boseman stars.2/16/2018Walt Disney StudiosX
LarrikinsFollows a young, desert-dwelling marsupial who ventures out from his sheltered life.2/16/2018DreamWorks AnimationX
Pacific Rim: MaelstromSequel to the 2012 film about giant monsters and robots.2/23/2018Universal PicturesX
GiganticBased on the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, with music by Frozen's Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.3/9/2018Walt Disney StudiosX
Wreck-it Ralph 2Rich Moore returns to direct the sequel, which will see Ralph leave the arcade to explore the internet.3/9/2018Walt Disney StudiosXX
Tomb RaiderAlicia Vikander stars in film detailing Lara Croft's first adventure.3/16/2018Warner Bros.XX
AnubisAnimated story of a mummy's curse and Underworld monsters, based on the 2006 novel by Bruce Zick.3/23/201820th Century FoxX
Peter RabbitBased on the classic Beatrix Potter character, the film will mix animation and live action.3/23/2018Sony PicturesX
Robin HoodA gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story.3/23/2018LionsgateX
MEGScience fiction and giant monster action thriller based on Steve Alten’s book, ”Meg.”4/2/2018Warner Bros.X
Dark Universe: Monsters franchise filmNew Universal monster franchise film.4/13/2018Universal PicturesX
Avengers: Infinity War (Part 1)This time the Avengers face the menace of Thanos.5/4/2018Walt Disney StudiosXX
Han Solo: A Star Wars StoryStandalone "anthology" film tells the Han Solo origin story; to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.5/25/2018Walt Disney StudiosX
Transfomers Bumblee spinoff (untitled)Follows Transformers daredevil Autobot Bumblebee in his own movie.6/8/2018Paramount/ HasbroXX
Incredibles 2Writer/director Brad Bird's sequel to 2004's The Incredibles.6/15/2018Walt Disney StudiosX
Jurassic World 2More mayhem in Jurassic World.6/22/2018Universal PicturesXX
Ant-Man and the WaspAnother adventure of Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).7/6/2018Walt Disney StudiosXX
Hotel Transylvania 3Third installment in the animated series about Count Dracula and his daughter Mavis.7/13/2018Sony PicturesX
Scooby-Doo (aka S.C.O.O.B.)Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang roll again.9/21/2018Warner Bros.XX
AquamanThe king of the seven seas appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League movie before anchoring his own feature.10/5/2018Warner Bros.X
VenomSpider-Man villian and alien symbiote gets a standalone feature release from scriptwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.10/5/2018Sony Pictures
Jungle Book (aka Jungle Book: Origins)Andy Serkis directs this live action tale of an orphan boy raised by animals in the jungle. Animal voices by Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett.10/19/2018Warner Bros.X
Marvel (untitled)Candidates include a Deadpool sequel, an X-Men spinoff, or even a Fantastic Four reboot.11/2/201820th Century FoxX
MulanLive-action reimagining of the animated 1998 feature. Stars a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father.11/2/2018Walt Disney StudiosX
Bad Boys for Life (aka Bad Boys 3)Another sequel to the action comedy series about two loose cannon cops. Past films were in 1995 and 2003. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return.11/9/2018Sony PicturesX
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole ChristmasReimagining of the Dr. Seuss Christmas tale from animation studio Illumination Entertainment stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch.11/9/2018Universal PicturesXX
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them 2Second installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts trilogy.11/16/2018Warner Bros.XX
Animated Spider-Man (untitled)Animated feature produced by LEGO movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Developed separately from the live action Spider-Man movies.12/21/2018Sony PicturesX
Avatar 2Sequel to the highest grossing film of all time.12/21/201820th Century FoxX
Mary Poppins ReturnsEmily Blunt stars, Rob Marshall directs this 20-years-later tale of the wonderful nanny.12/25/2018Walt Disney StudiosXX
CruellaEmma Stone stars in live-action film following the evil exploits of dognapper Cruella de Vil.TBA 2018Walt Disney StudiosX
Detective Pikachu (Pokémon)First ever live-action film in the franchise based on the 3DS game of the same name.TBA 2018Universal PicturesX
GodzillaAnimated feature follows Godzilla Resurgence with high-powered anime talent.TBA 2018TohoX
Stan & OllieCenters on comedy duo Laurel & Hardy and their 1953 variety hall tour of Blighty; financed by eOne and licensed from Larry Harmon Pictures.TBA 2018Fable Pictures, Sonesta Films, BBC FilmsX
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AgentsOrdinary people selected to be peace keepers for the United Nations are given super powers. To be filmed in the U.S. and China.TBA 2018Huayi BrothersX
The Croods 2Sequel to the 2013 caveman hit; with Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage.TBA 2018DreamWorks AnimationX
Tuzki (untitled)Live-action/CGI-animated film stars popular Chinese rabbit emoticon Tuzki.TBA 2018Turner Asia Pacific, TencentX
Pigeon ImpossibleNo details available, but may be related to the 2009 short Pigeon: Impossible.1/18/201920th Century FoxX
Playmobil: The Missing PiecePlanned as the first in a trilogy built around the 2 3/4-inch tall figures.1/18/2019Open Road FilmsX
SpongeBob SquarePants 3Director Paul Tibbitt returns to the TV-based franchise.2/8/2019Paramount AnimationXX
The LEGO Movie 2Sequel to 2014's block building blockbuster.2/8/2019Warner Bros.XX
Marvel (untitled)Candidates include a Deadpool sequel, an X-Men spinoff, or even a Fantastic Four reboot.2/14/201920th Century FoxX
Dark Universe: Monsters franchise filmAnother Universal reboot of classic horror characters.2/15/2019Universal StudiosX
How to Train Your Dragon 3The concluding chapter in the story between Vikings and dragons.3/1/2019DreamWorks AnimationX
Captain MarvelMarvel's first female superhero movie follows Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, who can fly and shoot energy bursts from her hands.3/8/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
Godzilla 2: King of the MonstersSequel to 2014's Legendary/Warner Bros.'s Godzilla.3/22/2019Warner Bros.X
Disney Live-Action Fairy Tale (untitled)3/29/2019Walt Disney Studios
Shazam!Dwayne Johnson plays the titular ancient Egyptian wizard with a magical connection to a shy boy.4/5/2019Warner Bros.XX
Fast & Furious 9Vin Diesel is expected to return to continue the F&F franchise.4/19/2019Universal Pictures
Avengers 4 Untitled (aka Avengers: Infinity War Part 2)Second half of the third Avengers film.5/3/2019Walt Disney StudiosXX
Minecraft: The MovieSwedish-American 3D film based on the video game; directed by Rob McElhenney.5/24/2019Warner Bros.X
Star Wars: Episode IXFinal chapter of the newest Star Wars trilogy.5/24/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
The Billion Brick RaceAnother LEGO movie sequel built brick-by-brick.5/24/2019Warner Bros.XX
Justice League: Part 2Sequel follows the DC Comics-based superhero team.6/14/2019Warner Bros.XXX
Toy Story 4It's one more Pixar play date for Tim Allen and Tom Hanks.6/21/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
Transformers 7Hasbro has said the franchise will continue at least through Transformers 8.6/28/2019Paramount, HasbroXX
Bad Boys 4Follows 2017's Bad Boys 3.7/3/2019Sony PicturesX
The Secret Life of Pets 2Sequel to 2016 animated hit The Secret Life of Pets.7/3/2019Universal PicturesX
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2Sequel to the 2017 film that was the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise.7/5/2019Sony PicturesXX
Indiana Jones 5Harrison Ford returns a 5th time as the famed archaeologist.7/19/2019Paramount Pictures
WickedFilm adaptation of the Tony-winning musical.12/20/2019Universal PicturesX
BatmanBen Affleck will star in and direct a standalone Batman film.TBA 2019Warner Bros.XX
Hello KittyCartoon feline feature film.TBA 2019SanrioX
Shrek 5Sequel will revive the Shrek film brand.TBA 2019DreamWorks AnimationX
CyborgCyborg, aka Victor Stone, is a member of the Justice League.4/3/2020Warner Bros.X
Trolls 2Poppy and Branch return in sequel to the 2016 musical comedy-adventure.4/10/2020Universal PicturesX
Godzilla vs. KongThe two monster francises are united in an ecosystem of giant superspecies.5/29/2020Warner Bros.X
Minions 2Spinoff from the Despicable Me franchise made over $1 billion worldwide when it was released in 2015.7/3/2020Universal PicturesX
Green Lantern CorpsA group of humans join a peacekeeping force that protects the universe.7/24/2020Warner Bros.XX
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3More adventures of J.K. Rowling's Newt Scamander.11/20/2020Warner Bros.XX
Sing 2Sequel to 2016 animated musical comedy set in a city of humanoid animals.12/25/2020Universal PicturesX
Avatar 3Second sequel to the highest grossing film of all time.TBA 202020th Century FoxX
Pixar Animation (untitled)13th Pixar movie to be released in June.TBA 2020Walt Disney Studios
The FlashScientist Barry Allen becomes the super fast superhero, a member of DC Comics' Justice League.TBA 2020Warner Bros.X
Fast & Furious 10Franchise double digits for star Vin Diesel.4/2/2021Universal PicturesX
Paddington 3Second sequel to 2014 film; based on the children's books by Michael Bond.TBA 2021The Weinstein CompanyXX
Avatar 4Third sequel to the highest grossing film of all time.TBA 202220th Century FoxX
Avatar 5Fourth sequel to the highest grossing film of all time.TBA 202320th Century FoxX
Clifford The Big Red Dog (untitled)Live-action/CG hybrid to be scripted by Justin Malen.TBAParamount PicturesXX
CluedoSecond movie based on the boardgame Cluedo.TBA20th Century FoxX
Empty Man (The)Adaptation of Cullen Bunn and Vanessa Del Rey’s supernatural thriller comic book stars James Badge Dale.TBA20th Century FoxX
GambitChanning Tatum stars in this X-Men spinoff.TBA20th Century FoxX
Hard BoiledAdaptation of Frank Miller and Geof Darrow’s Dark Horse comic series.TBAWarner Bros.X
HighlanderChad Stahelski directs this planned trilogy.TBALionsgateXX
InhumansIn this Marvel film, an isolated community of superhumans fights to protect itself.TBAWalt Disney StudiosX
Monster HighBased on the Mattel toy line, children of famous monsters experience high school in this live action musical.TBAUniversal PicturesXX
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2Director Richard Starzak returns with another comedy featuring Shaun and the gang .TBAAardmanXX
Sherlock Holmes 3Director Guy Ritchie and co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles in this sequel.TBAWarner Bros.XX
Snow White (untitled)Live-action remake of Disney's classic animation set to feature new songs from songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.TBAWalt Disney StudiosX
Sonic the Hedgehog (untitled)Deadpool director Tim Miller set to executive produce a live-action CGI movie based on the videogame icon.TBASony PicturesX
The Best Man WeddingNext installment in the Best Man franchise.TBAUniversalX
The Billion Brick RaceAnother LEGO movie sequel built brick-by-brick.TBAWarner Bros.XX
The Wee Free MenFirst novel in the bestselling Discworld series by the late Terry Pratchett.TBAJim Henson Co.X
UnchartedVideo game spin-off follows a descendant of Sir Francis Drake on his quest to find the golden city of El Dorado.TBASony PicturesX

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