Disney's Haunted Mansion Release Date Potentials, Cast Updates, Plot Theories, and Everything We Know

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Disney's Haunted Mansion Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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We have heard of Disney theme park rides based on movies, but what about movies based on Disney theme park rides? Haunted Mansion is a Disney park ride that has now inspired two movies to be created.

During the 2022 D23 event, Disney offered exclusive updates about Haunted Mansion, which stirred quite an interest in the film. Haunted Mansion may start out as a stand-alone movie, but it has a lot of potential to be the beginning of a big franchise.

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Here is everything we know about Disney’s Haunted Mansion.

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion Release Date: When Will the Disney Horror Movie Come Out?

Disney's Haunted Mansion Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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The Haunter Mansion Park Ride

Disney’s Haunted Mansion will come out on August 11, 2023. The film was originally set to premiere a few months earlier, on March 10, 2023, but Disney announced the date change during the 2022 D23 event.

When was Disney’s Haunted Mansion announced?

Disney first announced plans for the movie adaptation in July 2010, but it took several years before the project started to materialize.

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When did Disney’s Haunted Mansion start production?

Pre-production steps for Disney’s Haunted Mansion started sometime in July 2021, with ScreenRant reporting that the film was set to start principal photography by October 2021. Filming wrapped up in February.

Haunted Mansion was shot in locations around Atlanta, Georgia.

Was Haunted Mansion adapted before?

Yes, Haunted Mansion was adapted into a movie before, and it was cast with stars like Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Terence Stamp, and Wallace Shawn. The film was released in 2003 and took the more comedic route.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion Cast: Who are the Actors Included in Disney’s Haunted Mansion?

Disney's Haunted Mansion Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka
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The 2023 version of Haunted Mansion will feature some of the biggest stars in the industry.

Rosario Dawson leads the cast as single mom Gabbie, who bought a cheap house without knowing it was haunted. LaKeith Stanfield will join Dawson as Ben, the tour guide, and Owen Wilson as Kent, the priest. Haunted Mansion will also include Tiffany Haddish as Harriet and Danny DeVito as the unnamed professor.

More characters are joining Haunted Mansion, though we still do not know who their characters will be. Jared Leto will also be a part of the film, and the theory is that he will be playing the Hat Box Ghost. The other cast members are Winona Ryder, Hasan Minhaj, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

Disney's Haunted Mansion Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio
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The Haunted Mansion was initially set to be directed by Guillermo Del Toro, but he had to bestow the helm to Justin Simien, the genius behind Dear White People.

Del Toro will still be involved in the film as the screenplay writer with D.V. DeVincentis and Katie Dippold. Del Toro will also be an executive producer.

Kris Bowers will score Haunted Mansion, with Jeffery Waldron as the cinematographer and Phillip J. Bartell as the editor. The production designer is Darren Gilford, and Jeffery Kurland is the production designer.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion Plot: What Will be the Plot of Disney’s Haunted Mansion?

Disney's Haunted Mansion Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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The Hat Box Ghost
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The official synopsis for Disney’s Haunted Mansion was released:

A single mom named Gabbie hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to help exorcise their newly bought mansion; after discovering it is inhabited by ghosts.

We still do not know much about the film, but there are a few things we can work out. Haunted Mansion had to undergo some script changes, which may imply that the movie is more family-friendly.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Disney’s Haunted Mansion?

There is still no trailer for Disney’s Haunted Mansion. We may see the trailer for the film a few weeks before the movie premieres. In the meantime, here is the trailer for the first Haunted Mansion movie.

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Where to Watch Disney’s Haunted Mansion: Where Can I Watch Disney’s Haunted Mansion?

Disney's Haunted Mansion Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Painting in the Haunted Mansion

Disney’s Haunted Mansion may have a theatrical premiere, but we still do not know, and Disney may also opt to release the film exclusively on its streaming service.

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The first Haunted Mansion is also available on Disney+.

There are more films and shows you can watch, like Hocus Pocus 2, Road House Reboot, Constantine, The Midnight Club, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Wednesday.