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Disney confirms 'The Jungle Book' sequel

 2016-04-26 09:53:49.0

download (17)Los Angeles:�Disney studio has confirmed sequels of "The Jungle Book�, �Maleficent� and is planning to make spin-offs �Cruella", and �101 Dalmatians�.

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)

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