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Disney confirms ‘Jungle Book’ sequel

The Jungle Book

Los Angeles : Disney has confirmed it will develop a sequel to its superhit “Jungle Book”.

The studio has also confirmed it is planning to make “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” wit 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.

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