Disney Updates Film Release Schedule, Including Delays for Fox’s Avatar 2, More Star Wars

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Now that the acquisition of Fox is complete, The Walt Disney Studios has updated their film release schedule for the next few years adding Fox releases, including the Avatar sequels, which have been bumped to December 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027.

In addition, several untitled Star Wars and Marvel films are on the distant schedule. Star Wars appears to alternate December releases with Avatar, taking December 2022, 2024, and 2026.

Cathleen Taff, president for Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management, and Business & Audience Insights, said of the release:

“We’re excited to put in place a robust and diverse slate that lays the foundation of our long-term strategy, bringing together a breadth of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight and Blue Sky Studios to create an extraordinary collection of cinematic experiences for audiences around the world

With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios–including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars.”

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Here is the updated schedule as it stands now:

05/10/19: Tolkien (Fox Searchlight)
05/24/19: Aladdin (Disney)
06/07/19: Dark Phoenix (FOX)
06/21/19: Toy Story 4 (Disney-Pixar)
07/12/19: Stuber (FOX)
07/19/19: The Lion King (Disney)
08/09/19: The Art of Racing in the Rain (FOX)
08/23/19: Ready or Not (Fox Searchlight)
09/20/19: Ad Astra (FOX)
10/04/19: The Woman in the Window (FOX)
10/18/19: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
11/15/19: Ford v. Ferrari (FOX)
11/22/19: Frozen 2 (Disney)
12/20/19: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
12/25/19: Spies in Disguise (FOX)

01/10/20: Underwater (FOX)
02/14/20: Untitled Kingsman movie (FOX)
02/21/20: Call of the Wild (FOX)
03/06/20: Onward (Disney)
03/27/20: Mulan (Disney)
04/03/20: The New Mutants (FOX)
05/01/20: Untitled Marvel movie (Disney)
05/29/20: Artemis Fowl (Disney)
06/19/20: Untitled Pixar movie (Disney-Pixar)
07/03/20: Free Guy (FOX)
07/17/20: Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
07/24/20: Jungle Cruise (Disney)
08/14/20: The One and Only Ivan (Disney)
10/09/20: Death on the Nile (FOX)
11/06/20: Untitled Marvel movie (Disney)
11/06/20: Ron’s Gone Wrong (FOX)
11/25/20: Untitled Disney animated movie (Disney)
12/18/20: West Side Story (FOX)
12/23/20: Cruella (Disney)

02/12/21: Untitled Marvel movie (Disney)
03/05/21: Nimona (FOX)
03/12/21: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
05/07/21: Untitled Marvel movie (Disney)
05/28/21: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
06/18/21: Untitled Pixar movie (Disney-Pixar)
07/09/21: Untitled Indiana Jones movie (Disney)
07/30/21: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
10/08/21: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
11/05/21: Untitled Marvel movie (Disney)
11/24/21: Untitled Disney animated movie (Disney)
12/21/21: Avatar 2 (FOX)

02/18/22: Untitled Marvel movie (Disney)
03/18/22: Untitled Pixar movie (Disney-Pixar)
05/06/22: Untitled Marvel movie (Disney)
05/27/22: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
06/17/22: Untitled Pixar movie (Disney-Pixar)
07/08/22: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
07/29/22: Untitled Marvel movie (Disney)
10/07/22: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
11/04/22: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
11/23/22: Untitled Disney animated movie (Disney)
12/16/22: Untitled Star Wars movie (Disney)

02/17/23: Untitled Disney live action movie (Disney)
12/22/23: Avatar 3 (FOX)

12/20/24: Untitled Star Wars movie (Disney)

12/19/25: Avatar 4 (FOX)

12/18/26: Untitled Star Wars movie (Disney)

12/17/27: Avatar 5 (FOX)

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Source: The Wat Disney Company


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