Disney and Pixar are not the only ones to have animated movies on their docket, but they’re certainly the ones who have the most room to make them.
In 2016, Disney will release the new “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and it’s expected to have more than $400 million worldwide.
Meanwhile, Lucasfilm’s “Star Trek Beyond” will begin filming this fall, and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is slated to open in theaters on December 16, 2019.
The big studios have been working on these movies since the early 1990s, but since then, they’ve been largely restricted to a select few movies that they’ve had some input into, like the animated “Zootopia” and “Pete’s Dragon,” which both had their own theatrical releases.
Now, they have the option to start animating movies, and while there aren’t many specifics on how the films will be made yet, there is a lot of promise to see the potential in this new creative force.