Disney appears to be in the right groove with its live-action remakes. While some of them do not impress either audiences nor critics (Dumbo is a great example), the vast majority of these movies make a lot of money in the box office despite falling into obscurity right after becoming a financial success. People collectively paid over a billion dollars to see Beauty and The Beast yet we don’t really see any references to that movie or even new songs that became even remotely popular.
Minor setbacks do not stop Disney nowadays. The corporation seems to be unstoppable when it comes to pushing their most prized intellectual possessions. Each new entry in the MCU makes money, their Star Wars stumble and fumble but make money and their live-action remakes make money. They are just bathing in money!
With that said, the recent Disney Animation and Pixar films have been spared from the producers wanting to see our favorite heroes in a live-action rendition. It seems that this is not the case anymore as Rapunzel amongst all else receives a live-action adaptation in the nearest future. The motion picture is already in early development with some details flowing around the trades.
When will it be released?
It is quite hard to predict when Disney will release the movie. However, we know that the studio loves to reserve the sweetest release dates for its potential hits. We already know that there is a slate of live-action motion pictures being in various stages of development. Their release dates are as follows: July 30, 2020, followed by October 8, 2021. The Year 2022 will see three releases: on May 27, July 8, October 7, and November 4. There is also a movie planned for February 17, 2023.
With all of the above in mind, it is a sure thing that Rapunzel will be dancing on the silver screen very soon. Another nuance is that many studios reserve dates in advance just in case. Rapunzel may be delayed to later dates if there are issues with the script of production.
What about casting?
There absolutely no way of predicting who exactly will be featured in the movie. However, there are many interesting candidates amongst young female actresses who would love to have an opportunity to reprise a Disney Princess. Screen Rant thinks that amongst most likely candidates are Emily Browning, Sabrina Carpenter, and Florence Pugh.
Will it be another Tangled?
So far, Disney tried to remake their legendary cartoons very close to the original. Their more creatively free features such as Dumbo did not perform well. On the other hand, the upcoming Mulan can be vastly different from the original animated feature. We think that Tangled is fine as it is and only minor changes to the story should be made.