Actress Angelina Jolie is set to return for �Maleficent� sequel with Linda Woolverton, the screenwriter on the first film, handling script duties. �The Jungle Book� director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks are returning for another trip into the wild, reports variety.com.
The company also confirmed that it is moving forward with Ava DuVernay�s adaptation of Madeleine L�Engle�s �A Wrinkle in Time�, �The Nutcracker and the Four Realms� with director Lasse Hallstrom (�My Life as a Dog�) and writer Ashleigh Powell attached.
In addition, Disney said it is planning a sequel to �Mary Poppins� with actress Emily Blunt and �Hamilton� creator Lin Manuel-Miranda starring and Rob Marshall (�Chicago�) directing.
Given that these films are still in various stages of planning, it is possible that certain projects could fall out.
Not only has �The Jungle Book� been a critical and commercial success, but the studio has also reaped big profits with �Cinderella", �Alice in Wonderland", and �Maleficent".
The studio has staked out release dates, but did not say which product would be reserved for which slot. (IANS)