SALT LAKE CITY — Disney has announced release dates for its new slate of movies, which includes three upcoming "Star Wars" movies, four "Avatar" films and pretty much everything else Fox had in the pipeline.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, three new "Star Wars" movies are set for release on:
- Dec. 16, 2022
- Dec. 12, 2024
- Dec. 18, 2026
It’s currently unclear if these films are the previously announced trilogies from “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson or David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
“Avatar 2,” which Disney acquired from Fox, was also pushed back a year from Dec. 18, 2020. It will now release in 2021, and will be followed by “Avatar 3” in 2023 and “Avatar 4” in 2025. “Avatar 5” will hit theaters in 2027 — accounting for at least six years in the franchise.
The first “Avatar” film currently sits at the most profitable movie of all time at $2.7 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
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- “Artemis Fowl,” which is based on the children’s book series, is being pushed from Aug. 9 to May 29, 2020.
- Stephen Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story” now has a release date for Dec. 18, 2020.
- Disney’s live-action Cruella de Vil movie will release on Dec. 23, 2020.
- Polygon reports that eight untitled Marvel movies have been announced through 2022. Once of these is likely a Black Widow solo film.
- Three untitled Pixar projects are on the slate over the next three years.
- "Death on the Nile," the sequel to "Murder on the Orient Express," will hit theaters on Oct. 9, 2020.
- An untitled Indiana Jones film is set for release July 9, 2021.
- “The New Mutants,” a horror film set in the X-Men universe, has been pushed from this fall to April 3, 2020.
- “Gambit,” which was to star Channing Tatum as the X-Men character, has been pulled from the schedule along with three other Fox Marvel projects.