Disney delays release of ‘Avatar’ sequels, announces ‘Star Wars’ movies

If you have been waiting for the next installment of the highest-grossing film Avatar, you will have to wait some more because Disney has just pushed back the sequels of the said film for 2021. Originally, the James Cameron film was set to be released on December 18, 2020, but it will be moved to December 17, 2021. The release of the other three installments will also be pushed back Avatar 3 will be out on December 22, 2023, instead of December 17, 2021, and Avatar 4 will be out on December 19, 2025, instead of Dec. 20, 2024, and Avatar 5 will be released on December 17, 2027.

Part of the announcement about movie releases, Disney said that there will be three upcoming Star Wars movies. The movies will be out on theaters after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brings the Skywalker spinoff saga to a close this December.

The first of the new three films will be out in the theaters on December 16, 2022. The other two after that are scheduled for December 20, 2024 and December 18, 2026 releases. This shows that Disney aims to dominate the busy holiday season in the near future as it alternates between Avatar and Star Wars movies. This shows a huge stock of Na’vi and Jedi adventures per year between 2021 and 2027.

Other Disney movies that we can look forward to the Steven Spielberg adaptation of West Side Story scheduled for 2020. A 101 Dalmatians spin-off called Cruella is also set for 2020 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,” said Cathleen Taff, the studio’s president of theatrical distribution, in a statement to Variety. “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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