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Disney Shakes Up Movie Release Calendar

Team Stardust
July 23, 2020

Hang on tight, movie fans. It seems as though we're riding a movie release roller coaster, and we're headed for another big drop...

Disney has announced a total shake up among their upcoming film schedule, the latest company to make major changes to their release schedules since Warner Bros. took 'Tenet' off the calendar indefinitely earlier this week. Disney followed suit by pulling 'Mulan' off their slate, which was set to premiere in theaters next month.

Fans of 'Star Wars' and 'Avatar' will all have to wait an entire year longer for the upcoming franchise installments than initially expected. According to their revised slate, Disney expects the first film in a new trio of 'Star Wars' movies to debut in time for Christmas 2023, with the following two new films hitting theaters also at the holidays, in 2025 and 2027, respectively.

'Star Wars' Premiere Dates:

December 23, 2023

December 19, 2025

December 17, 2027

Those who have been waiting for James Cameron's sequel to the blockbuster 'Avatar' will have to continue waiting--something they've proven to be good at, considering it's been nearly eleven years since 'Avatar' premiered on the big screen. The series of sequels contains at least four more films, which are now set to premiere every other December starting in 2022, the fourth to release in 2028.

'Avatar' Premiere Dates:

'Avatar 2': December 16, 2022

'Avatar 3': December 20, 2024

'Avatar 4': December 18, 2026

'Avatar 5': December 22, 2028

Stay tuned to Stardust for the the latest developments.