We’re literally days away from this year’s D23 Expo. Although we expect to receive some awesome news and exciting updates about Disney’s future projects at the event, we at The DisInsider have obtained some interesting information about a couple of upcoming projects that we thought would be fun to share.
Now, to be totally transparent, we couldn’t get enough confirmation on the following info to run it as an exclusive, but we thought Disney fans would still enjoy hearing the “news” which is why we’re opting to run it as a rumor. So it goes without saying that everything below should be taken with a grain of salt.
Now, we’ve previously reported on this but we’ve gotten word again that the previously announced live-action Lilo & Stitch film is still being planned as a Disney+ exclusive. As you might recall, earlier this Summer, Dean Fleischer Camp (Marcel the Shell With Shoes On) was tapped to direct the film. While we don’t have a clear timeline of when exactly the film will be released, we expect production to ramp up in the coming months.
That’s not all. Another previously announced live-action remake is still in development and being eyed for a Disney+ release too: The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Despite being announced three years ago, the last time the project was even acknowledged was in a throwaway tweet by Josh Gad in January of 2021. When asked about the film on Twitter, the actor simply replied “Getting. Closer. And. Closer.”
The last thing we at The DisInsider had heard about the project was that it was supposed to enter production this past February under the working title ‘Macaron.’ That obviously did not happen, which is one of many reasons we opted to not report on it, but with this latest bit of info it looks like fans might actually “closer” than ever to an update.
Now, once again, there’s a chance some of this info could be wrong – that’s why we’ve listed it as a rumor and not a report. Hopefully Disney will offer some official clarification at their live-action panel next week.
Stay tuned for more fun and exciting rumors like this one that we’ll be sharing leading up until the Expo!
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