Disney Bumps ‘Avatar’ Sequel to 2021, Units Dates on Three Unnamed ‘Star Wars’ Motion pictures


The Walt Disney Studio revealed an aggressive slate of additives and modifications to its characteristic movie launch schedule right now that features dates for 3 untitled ‘Star Wars’ films in addition to 4 Avatar sequels, the primary of which is getting pushed a full 12 months.

Highlighting as soon as once more the expansive energy of Disney’s model base that now contains Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars IP along with Avatar, X-Males and Blue Sky Studio properties added following its profitable Fox buy, the announcement comes on the heels of the studio’s newest MCU hit, Avengers: Endgame, which in solely 11 days of launch has reached $2 billion on the field workplace sooner than any movie in historical past.

The studios’ up to date calendar units launch dates for main franchises Avatar and Star Wars. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker bringing the unique Skywalker Saga to its conclusion, three new as-yet-untitled Star Wars movies will launch on the pre-Christmas weekend each different 12 months starting in 2022 — December 16, 2022, December 20, 2024 and December 18, 2026. 4 forthcoming Avatar movies will launch on the pre-Christmas weekend each different 12 months starting with in 2021 – the primary, initially scheduled to debut December 18, 2020, has been pushed to December 17, 2021. Disney has beforehand introduced that two new Star Wars collection, separate from the Skywalker saga, have been being developed by Rian Johnson and Sport of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Within the vacation hall for 2020, Fox’s West Facet Story adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, will debut Dec. 18 within the pre-Christmas slot, with Disney’s Cruella opening Wednesday, Dec. 23, for the lengthy vacation weekend.

Their 2019 summer time slate contains Disney’s Aladdin on Might 24, Fox’s Darkish Phoenix on June 7, Pixar’s Toy Story four on June 21, Fox’s Stuber on July 12, and Disney’s The Lion King on July 19. Fox 2000’s The Artwork of Racing within the Rain strikes as much as Aug. 9, and Fox Searchlight’s Prepared or Not will launch on Aug. 23, whereas three movies transfer to later dates: Advert Astra (9/20/19), The New Mutants (four/three/20), and Artemis Fowl (5/29/20).

The Studios’ 2019 slate rounds out with Fox’s The Girl within the Window on Oct. four and Ford V. Ferrari on Nov. 15, Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on Oct. 18 and Disney Animation’s Frozen 2 on Nov. 22, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Dec. 20, and Blue Sky Studios’ Spies in Disguise, transferring from September to Christmas. Amongst early 2020 titles are Fox’s Underwater on Jan. 10, a brand new Kingsman film on Feb. 14, and Name of the Wild on Feb. 21, adopted by Pixar’s Onward on March 6 and Disney’s Mulan on March 27.

“We’re excited to place in place a sturdy and numerous slate that lays the muse of our long-term technique, bringing collectively a breadth of movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight, and Blue Sky Studios to create a rare assortment of cinematic experiences for audiences around the globe,” mentioned Cathleen Taff, President, Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Administration, and Enterprise & Viewers Insights, The Walt Disney Studios. “With a powerful summer time already in place, we’re keen to hold that momentum ahead over the approaching years because of a inventive wellspring of daring and imaginative tales coming from our world-class studios – together with a number of new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars.”

Supply: The Walt Disney Studio

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