Disney shares closed at an all-time high of $175.72 on Friday (December 11) following Thursday’s mammoth Disney Investor Day session.
The company’s market cap was valued at more than $318bn as investors viewed the streaming-centric Disney Investor Day presentation with optimism, despite a big hit to the theme parks business this year due to the ongoing pandemic.
The studio also clarified its most recent schedule changes.
Thor: Love And Thunder has been pushed from February 11, 2022, to May 6, 2022. Taika Waititi is set to begin production in Australia next year with Christian Bale joining Chris Hemsworth as the villain Gorr the God Butcher.
Captain Marvel 2 starring Brie Larson moves from July 8, 2022, to November 11, 2022; and Black Panther 2 moves into the July 8, 2022, slot from May 6, 2022.
Pixar’s Turning Red is dated March 11, 2022, and Lightyear will open on June 17, 2022. Walt Disney Animation’s Encanto opens on November 24, 2021.
Disney’s Raya And The Last Dragon moves from March 12, 2021 to March 5, 2021, and will be available on Disney+ with Premier Access priced $29.99 in most markets on the same day it opens in cinemas
Lucasfilm’s Star Wars film Rogue Squadron directed by Patty Jenkins opens on December 22, 2023.
20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Gemma Arterton has been pushed back from February 12, 2021, to March 12, 2021.
Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds is set for May 21, 2021, and Kenneth Branagh’s Death On The Nile will open on September 17, 2021.
Scott Cooper’s Antlers from Searchlight Pictures has been removed from the schedule. It was previously dated for February 19, 2021, slot.