‘Mandalorian & Grogu,’ ‘Toy Story 5,’ and another ‘Tron’ coming to theaters from Disney

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The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu) on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”
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The Walt Disney Company on Friday revealed its new theatrical schedule, which will feature a film about the Mandalorian and Grogu, a fifth “Toy Story” film, and another “Tron” flick before the end of 2026.

The company’s theatrical business has struggled in the wake of pandemic shutdowns and dual Hollywood labor strikes, as productions stalled and moviegoers’ box-office habits shifted. All the while, Disney struggled to connect with audiences, which further exacerbated revenue woes.

Since returning to the helm at Disney in late 2022, CEO Bob Iger has been working to right the ship. He’s admitted that the quality of its films suffered in its bid to pump out a high quantity of entertainment content.

He said brands such as Marvel, in particular, needed to be more selective about which sequels get made.

Iger also said he would no longer tolerate his company’s partners and creative team prioritizing messaging over storytelling.

Disney’s updated slate features several iconic franchises, as well as some releases for adult audiences.

Notably, the company’s “Moana” sequel has been pushed to July 2026. It was originally slated to open in 2025.

“The Amateur,” a 20th Century Production starring Oscar winner Rami Malek, moved to April 2025 from its previous November 2024 date. And “Nightbitch,” a Searchlight feature with Amy Adams attached, will release in December 2024.

Disney teased that one of its 2026 Star Wars films would feature the iconic duo from its Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” and revealed its title will be “The Mandalorian & Grogu.” It is slated for theatrical release on May 22, 2026.

A fifth “Toy Story” film is set to hit theaters on June 19, 2026, and “Tron: Ares” is slated for Oct. 10, 2025.

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