It’s been revealed that Disney has opted to push back the release dates of their new Star Wars films and Avatar sequels after COVID-19.
So, we’ve all been stuck inside (for the most part) over the past four months and many of us were hoping we might be able to go back to the cinemas sometime soon.
Well, it looks like that might not happen, and it now looks like we might have to wait even longer for the next Star Wars movies and Avatar sequels.
Disney announced major changes (via Variety) to their release calendar.
The biggest shakeup in their release calendar involves delaying its Star Wars movies and Avatar sequels by a year.
Star Wars movies and Avatar sequels have been pushed back
That said, Disney is still planning on dominating cinemas around the holiday seasons for the foreseeable future.
Each year between 2022 and 2028, Disney will release a new Star Wars movie or Avatar follow-up.
James Cameron’s upcoming sequels to his 2009 Avatar movie will now premiere every other December starting in 2022.
So, here’s when the next Avatar movies will be released in cinemas:
Avatar 2 (Dec. 16, 2022), Avatar 3 (Dec. 20, 2024), Avatar 4 Dec. 18, 2026) and Avatar 5 (Dec. 22, 2028).
As for the upcoming Star Wars movies, Disney is planning on release three new films which will be released around Christmas time every other year.
These Star Wars films will start on Dec. 22, 2023, and the two follow-ups will hit cinemas Dec. 19, 2025, and Dec. 17, 2027.
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