CONFIRMED! 'Jungle Book' sequel is on the cards

After 'The Jungle Book' created storm at the box office, there comes an official confirmation by Disney over its second part. 

Updated: Apr 26, 2016, 14:24 PM IST
CONFIRMED! 'Jungle Book' sequel is on the cards

New Delhi: After 'The Jungle Book' created storm at the box office, there comes an official confirmation by Disney over its second part. 

According to PTI, Disney has confirmed it will develop a sequel to its superhit 'Jungle Book'.

Also, in store are sequels to superhit films such as 'Cruella', an '101 Dalmatians' spin-off with Emma Stone, as well as sequel to 'Maleficent', reported Variety.

Angelina Jolie is set to return for 'Maleficent' with Linda Woolverton, the screenwriter on the first film, handling script duties.

'Jungle Book' director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks are returning for another trip into the wild.

The studio has staked out release dates, but did not say which product would be reserved for which slot.

It plans to release an untitled Disney live action fairy tale on July 28, 2017 (as opposed to on previously scheduled Dec. 22, 2017), on April 6, 2018, and on December 20, 2019.
The company will also release live action movies on August 3, 2018 and on December 25, 2018.

That puts their releases in competition with several major films, among them 'Jumanji', Sony's animated 'Spider-Man' film, and an untitled animated film from 'ParaNorman' creators Laika. 

(With PTI inputs)