Disney unveils new trailer and poster for 'Haunted Mansion' movie

15 days ago in "Walt Disney Studios"

Posted: Tuesday May 16, 2023 1:37pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Studios has today released a new trailer and poster for the upcoming Haunted Mansion Movie, which opens in theaters Friday, July 28.

Directed by Justin Simien, the film features an all-star cast ensemble cast that includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon, and Dan Levy, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto as The Hatbox Ghost.

Haunted Mansion is inspired by the classic theme park attraction, about a woman and her son who draft in a crew of spiritual experts to rid their home of supernatural visitors. Haunted Mansion is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman as executive producers.

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Supreme Leader5 days ago

The trailer that for this movie that plays before The Little Mermaid is slightly different than the one online.

Miss Jennifer8 days ago

I was kind of wondering why they didn't release it during the "spooky season", but maybe it's better for it to be on Disney Plus by that time. The trailer looks very promising, so here's looking forward to it!

MisterPenguin14 days ago

Yes. It's why all my shells are offshore.

The Peanut Gallery14 days ago

Are you a conch shell?

Screamface14 days ago

It's not going to be horror. It's going to be, "Isn't this like something that would be scary." Yet none of it will be. The comedy will be, "isn't this like something that would be funny."

MisterPenguin14 days ago

You're no shill. A real shill wouldn't have made it seem like Marvel content isn't also Disney content!!!! - A real shell

ppete197514 days ago

To me it just looks like a straight to streaming movie, with a limited base. People just arent going to the theaters unless its something huge they want to see, and I dont see this having the appeal that will draw people. Is haunted mansion popular? Absolutely but its still niche, just as Disney fans we all think that its more popular than it is. I dont see a main character that draws people to the movies, and the trailer doesnt scream come see this. I also think the stench from the Eddie Murphy one will be on this one. It all comes down to marketing, and lately that hasnt been Disneys strong point. Will I go see it.. well of course I am a Disney shill who sees everything Disney or Marvel makes. But as I sit in empty theaters on opening days and weekends, compared to what used to be full houses.. I know I am not the majority. I hope I am wrong and this is the next potc.. but I have my doubts.

Phroobar14 days ago

It looks like a live version of Muppets Haunted Mansion.

GimpYancIent14 days ago

This production definitely has excellent theater potential, eventually yeah it will filter down to D+, that is eventually.

ppete197514 days ago

i think they are aiming for a pirates audience, and that level of fear and adventure. Time will tell though. They keep hoping they hit the pirates hysteria but that was just the right movie for the right time. It wasnt just Depp (see Lone Ranger where they tried to use his name to sell a movie), and it isnt a ride based movie (see jungle cruise)

ppete197514 days ago

im shocked this isnt just a halloween disney plus and no theatrical showing.

yensidtlaw196915 days ago

Strangely, the movie had first been scheduled to come out March 10th of this year - I think at the last D23 they announced a move to this August, and then a few months back that got updated to the final date of July 28th. I heard the date was first moved after the first Test Screening last September, suggesting that the scores might have been low 😬 But I've also heard this movie has been "in the can" for months now, so maybe they were able to turn things around without much fuss?

BrianLo15 days ago

One very small consideration is that Haunted Mansion is actually open at DLR in July. Particularly since this is extremely ride referential from the look of the trailer.

MagicHappens197115 days ago

This wasn't supposed to come out in July, it was supposed to be released in the fall, but they switched dates with The Marvels for some reason.