As part of the recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, Disney has announced a shuffle around of its upcoming release schedule including dating three previously un-dated Star Wars movies.
Due to arrive 16 Dec 2022, 20 Dec 2024 and 18 Dec 2026, the new (possible trilogy??) will be sticking to the Christmas release window that’s served the series well thus far. No other details are known, but with the news of a possible Star Wars movie hiatus coming out of Star Wars Celebration recently, it’s good to know things are still happening in the galaxy far far away.
These announcements mean that James Camerons Avatar sequel quadrilogy is getting pushed back slightly with Avatar 2 opening 17 Dec 2021 instead of 18 Dec 2020 as originally planned, Avatar 3 will then open 22 Dec 2023, Avatar 4 on 19 Dec 2025 and finally Avatar 5 (yes FIVE) will close out the set on 17 Dec 2027. That’s a lot of blue CGI people to look forward too.
The changes don’t end there… Fox’s The New Mutants starring Maisie Williams, has been pushed from 2 Aug 2019 to 3 Apr 2020, and Gambit, the X-Men vehicle for Channing Tatum has seemingly disappeared after aiming to release March next year.
Finally, brief mention was made of Indiana Jones 5, which was announced way back in 2016 with an expected July 2019 release. Now expected on 9 July 2021, Spielberg and Ford are both set to return to the franchise, although George Lucas will not be involved.