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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.

Don’t see a property featured here? Contact us to have it added to the list below.

Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential, 2018–2025
Note: Release dates are subject to change.
Film (Description)Planned ReleaseFilm CompanySequelRebootBookGameToyComicOriginalTV
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.3/22/201820th Century FoxX
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.3/23/2018Paramount PicturesX
Pacific Rim: UprisingSequel to the 2012 film about giant monsters and robots.3/23/2018Universal PicturesX
Ready Player OneScifi action adventure from Steven Spielberg based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller; set in a futuristic VR dystopia.3/29/2018Warner Bros.X
RampageAction adventure monster film based on the 1980s arcade video game; starring Dwayne Johnson.4/20/2018New Line CinemaX
Avengers: Infinity War (Part 1)This time the Avengers face the menace of Thanos.5/4/2018Walt Disney StudiosXX
How to Train Your Dragon 3The concluding chapter in the story between Vikings and dragons.5/18/2018DreamWorks AnimationX
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
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 WaspAnt-Man joins forces with the Wasp on an urgent new mission to uncover secrets from the past.7/6/2018Walt Disney StudiosXX
Hotel Transylvania 3Third installment in the animated series about Count Dracula and his daughter Mavis.7/13/2018Sony PicturesX
Mission: Impossible – FalloutSixth entry into franchise features Tom Cruise and company, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.7/27/2018ParamountX
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesAnimated movie based on the 200+ episode TV series on Cartoon Network.7/27/2018Warner Bros.X
ScarfaceReboot of the 1983 film from the Coen brothers.8/10/2018Universal PicturesX
The MegScience fiction and 70' giant shark action thriller based on Steve Alten’s book of the same title.8/10/2018Warner Bros.X
Slender ManInternet meme of a unnaturally tall man with a blank, featureless face who stalks, abducts, and/or traumatizes children.8/24/2018Sony PicturesX
The PredatorFourth installment in the Predator film series, set to take place between Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010).9/14/201820th Century FoxX
Robin HoodA gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story.9/21/2018LionsgateX
VenomTom Hardy stars as the Spider-Man villian and alien symbiote; from scriptwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.10/5/2018Sony PicturesX
Monster HighBased on the Mattel toy line, children of famous monsters experience high school in this live action musical.10/6/2018Universal PicturesXX
Goosebumps: HorrorlandDirector Rob Letterman and Jack Black return for the adaptation of one of R.L. Stine's most frightening tales.10/12/2018Sony PicturesXX
Mowgli (Jungle Book)Andy Serkis directs live action tale of an orphan boy raised by animals in the jungle. Voices by Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett.10/19/2018Warner Bros.X
InhumansIn this Marvel film, an isolated community of superhumans fights to protect itself.11/2/2018Walt Disney StudiosX
X-Men: Dark PhoenixSequel focuses on Jean Grey as she begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix.11/2/201820th Century FoxXX
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
The Girl in the Spider's WebAll-new cast to feature in the fourth entry of the Millennium book series by Stieg Larsson.11/9/2018Sony PicturesXX
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them 2Second installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts trilogy.11/16/2018Warner Bros.XX
Creed IISequel to 2015's next-generation Rocky hit, with Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan.11/21/2018MGM StudiosX
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2Rich Moore returns to direct the sequel, which will see Ralph leave the arcade to explore the internet.11/21/2018Walt Disney StudiosXX
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseAnimated feature produced by LEGO movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Developed separately from the live action Spider-Man movies.12/14/2018Sony PicturesX
Alita: Battle AngelScience fiction film from James Cameron based on Japanese manga; stars a female cyborg in a dystopian future.12/21/201820th Century FoxX
AquamanThe king of the seven seas appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League movie before anchoring his own feature.12/21/2018Warner Bros.X
Transfomers Bumblee spinoff (untitled)Follows Transformers daredevil Autobot Bumblebee in his own movie.12/21/2018Paramount/ HasbroXX
Bohemian RhapsodyQueen biopic stars Rami Malek as Freddie Murcury.12/25/201820th Century FoxX
Mary Poppins ReturnsEmily Blunt stars, Rob Marshall directs this 20-years-later tale of the wonderful nanny.12/25/2018Walt Disney StudiosXX
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 201820th Century FoxX
CruellaEmma Stone stars in live-action film following the evil exploits of dognapper Cruella de Vil.TBA 2018Walt Disney StudiosX
Empty Man (The)Adaptation of Cullen Bunn and Vanessa Del Rey’s supernatural thriller comic book stars James Badge Dale.TBA 201820th Century FoxX
Gotham City SirensSpin-off film adaptation of Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn alongside other female supervillians.TBA 2018Warner Bros.XX
Metal Gear SolidVideo game adaptation to be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.TBA 2018Sony PicturesX
MIB 23Mashup of the 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises.TBA 2018Sony PicturesXX
Mortal KombatSimon McQuoid directs the video game adaptation.TBA 2018Warner Bros.X
NightwingLive action adaptation of the Batman-centric character with Chris McKay directing.TBA 2018Warner Bros.X
Red Shoes and the 7 DwarfsAnimated parody of "Snow White" stars Chloë Grace Moretz.TBA 2018Locus Creative StudiosX
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
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.1/17/201920th Century FoxX
Silver and BlackAnother Spider-Man spinoff film stars two female sometimes-heroes Black Cat and Silver Sable.2/8/2019Sony PicturesX
The LEGO Movie SequelSequel to 2014's block building blockbuster.2/8/2019Warner Bros.XX
Bride of FrankensteinPart of the new Dark Universe; from director Bill Condon and screenwriter David Koepp.2/14/2019Universal PicturesX
GambitChanning Tatum stars in this X-Men spinoff.2/14/201920th Century FoxX
Dark Universe: Monsters franchise filmAnother Universal reboot of classic horror characters.2/15/2019Universal StudiosX
The New MutantsBased on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.2/22/201920th Century FoxX
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
DumboLive-action adaptation of the story of the big-eared flying Elephant.3/29/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
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
Playmobil: The Missing PiecePlanned as the first in a trilogy built around the 2 3/4-inch tall figures.4/19/2019Open Road FilmsX
Avengers 4 Untitled (aka Avengers: Infinity War Part 2)Second half of the third Avengers film.5/3/2019Walt Disney StudiosXX
Marvel (untitled)Candidates include a Deadpool sequel, an X-Men spinoff, or even a Fantastic Four reboot.5/3/201920th Century FoxX
AladdinLive-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film directed by Guy Richie.5/24/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
AladdinLive action reboot starring Will Smith as the Genie, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, and Mena Massoud as Aladdin.5/24/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
Minecraft: The MovieSwedish-American 3D film based on the video game; directed by Rob McElhenney.5/24/2019Warner Bros.X
The Billion Brick RaceAnother LEGO movie sequel built brick-by-brick.5/24/2019Warner Bros.XX
Charlie's AngelsElizabeth Banks directs the reboot of the 2000 film based on the 1970s TV series.6/7/2019Sony PicturesXX
The Secret Life of Pets 2Sequel to 2016 animated hit The Secret Life of Pets.6/7/2019Universal PicturesX
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
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2Sequel to the 2017 film that was the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise.7/5/2019Sony PicturesXX
The Lion King (live action)Live action remake of the 1993 animated film.7/19/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
SpongeBob SquarePants 3Director Paul Tibbitt returns to the TV-based franchise.7/31/2019Paramount AnimationXX
Artemis FowlSci-fi/fantasy book series stars a 12 year-old pitted in a battle of strength and cunning against a race of fairies who may have disappeared his father.8/9/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
The Angry Birds Movie 2To be directed by Thurop Van Orman and John Rice; launches on the 10th anniversary of the original game.9/20/2019Columbia PicturesXX
Wonder Woman 2Gal Gadot returns as the lead; talks with director Patty Jenkins are ongoing.11/1/2019Warner Bros.XX
Frozen 2Sequel to the 2013 animated blockbuster.11/27/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
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.12/20/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
Star Wars: Episode IXFinal chapter of the newest Star Wars trilogy.12/20/2019Walt Disney StudiosX
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
Detective PikachuFirst ever live-action film in the franchise based on the 3DS game of the same name.TBA 2019Universal PicturesX
DuneDenis Villeneuve directs the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel.TBA 2019Legendary PicturesX
Hello KittyCartoon feline feature film.TBA 2019SanrioX
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2Director Richard Starzak returns with another comedy featuring Shaun and the gang .TBA 2019AardmanXX
Shrek 5Sequel will revive the Shrek film brand.TBA 2019DreamWorks AnimationX
Suicide Squad 2A director hasn't been secured yet.TBA 2019Warner Bros.X
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
BarbieContemporary take on the toy that emphasizes feminism and identity. Anne Hathaway leads and Alethea Jones directs.5/8/2020Sony PicturesX
Scooby-Doo (aka S.C.O.O.B.)Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang roll again.5/15/2020Warner Bros.XX
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
Indiana Jones 5Leading actor Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg return for a 5th time.7/10/2020Paramount Pictures
Bob’s BurgersEmmy Award-winning animated TV series launched 2011 stars a family that runs a burger joint.7/17/202020th Century FoxX
Green Lantern CorpsA group of humans join a peacekeeping force that protects the universe.7/24/2020Warner Bros.XX
SpongeBob SquarePants 3Sequel to the 2004 and 2015 films, the latter which grossed $323 million worldwide.7/31/2020Paramount PicturesX
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3More adventures of J.K. Rowling's Newt Scamander.11/20/2020Warner Bros.XX
Avatar 2Sequel to the highest grossing film of all time.12/18/202020th Century FoxX
VivoProject from Lin-Manuel Miranda follows a musical monkey who journeys from Havana to Miami to fulfill his destiny.12/18/2020Sony PicturesX
Sing 2Sequel to 2016 animated musical comedy set in a city of humanoid animals.12/25/2020Universal PicturesX
Disney Animation (untitled)Announced after the cancellation of Gigantic.TBA 2020Walt Disney Studios
NimonaAnimated feature based on Noelle Stevenson's graphic novel follows the titular shapeshifter and sidekick to the villainous Lord Ballister Blackheart.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
The Boss Baby 2Alec Baldwin returns in the sequel.3/26/2021DreamWorks AnimationX
Fast & Furious 10Franchise double digits for star Vin Diesel.4/2/2021Universal PicturesX
Avatar 3Second sequel to the highest grossing film of all time.12/17/202120th Century FoxX
Avatar 4Third sequel to the highest grossing film of all time.12/20/202420th Century FoxX
Avatar 5Fourth sequel to the highest grossing film of all time.12/19/202520th Century FoxX
BallerinaPossible spinoff of the John Wick franchise; female-centric action script.TBALionsgateX
BatgirlStandalone movie from filmmaker Joss Whedon focuses on the original 1967 story.TBAWarner Bros.X
BloodshotFirst film for the Valiant Comics superhero.TBASony PicturesX
BorderlandsVideo game adaptation will be a new story set in the universe; Shane Salerno is the scriptwriter.TBAUniversal PicturesX
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. In development hell.TBA20th Century FoxX
Deadpool 3Rumored to involve another popular group in the X-Men mythos, X-Force.TBA20th Century FoxXX
Deadshot (untitled)Spin-off film adaptation of Suicide Squad stars the defacto leader of the task force team.TBAWarner Bros.XX
Fruit NinjaLive-action family comedy based on the popular mobile game app.TBAVinson FilmsX
Hard Boiled 2019Adaptation of Frank Miller and Geof Darrow’s Dark Horse comic series.TBAWarner Bros.X
HighlanderDirector Chad Stahelski (John Wick) is on board for the reboot of the 1986 film; set to be a trilogy.TBALionsgateX
Kim PossibleLive action adaptation of will be written and produced by the TV series’ creators.TBAWalt Disney StudiosX
Paddington 3Second sequel to 2014 film; based on the children's books by Michael Bond.TBAThe Weinstein Co.XX
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
Super Mario Bros.Classic Nintendo video game is getting an animated film adaptation by llumination Entertainment after failed a 1993 attempt.TBAUniversalX
The Best Man WeddingNext installment in the Best Man franchise.TBAUniversalX
The DivisionTom Clancy video game adaptation; starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal.TBAUbisoft Motion PicturesX
The MatrixA reboot is in the works for the 1999 sci-fi action film.TBAWarner Bros.X
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, played by Tom Holland, on his quest to find the golden city of El Dorado.TBASony PicturesX

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