Disney Announces New Star Wars Films; Avatar Movies Delayed

As you may know already, Disney acquired 20th Century Fox earlier this year for billions of dollars and this means the movie studio has increased its film slate for the foreseeable future.

Disney has now announced what that future will be like including the likes of new Star Wars, Marvel and Avatar movies just to name a few.

While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will still be released later this year, we won't have another Star Wars movie until the end of 2022. The new Star Wars films will be released in the years of 2022, 2024 and 2026.

This could be a combination of films from both Rian Johnson as well as the creators of Game of Thrones the TV show. Other than that, Disney is keeping quiet on what the movies will be about.

Disney has also announced a slight delay to the Avatar sequels currently in production from James Cameron.

Avatar 2 has been delayed by one year and will be released at the end of 2021 now. Avatar 3, 4 and 5 will then be released in the years of 2023, 2025 and 2027 respectively.

It pretty much means for the next few years or so, Star Wars and Avatar films will be dominating the Holiday season.

It's good that both franchises are releasing separately as it would have been a mistake to release them all in the same year.

Another film delayed is New Mutants will won't be out until April 2020. Disney has also quietly cancelled a release date for the Gambit movie that was set to star Channing Tatum. Instead, many unnamed Marvel movies will be released instead.

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