The conclusion of the Skywalker saga is just around the corner, and Disney has started laying the groundwork for the next films in the franchise. The studio announced three live-action movies in the Star Wars universe today, with plans to release them on December 20th 2022, December 18th 2024, and December 18th 2026. “Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker” is still set to release on December 20, 2019.
It’s unclear if these three new Star Wars films will be the next trilogy, or new installments to the “A Star Wars Story” spinoff franchise. They could also be a mix of the two. Rumors have been circulating that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director, Rian Johnson, and Game of Thrones creators Benioff and Weiss, were working on trilogies of their own, but no confirmation were made at this time.
During the Star Wars announcement, Disney also confirmed that the “Avatar” release schedule had been pushed back, delaying the next four films by a year or two. “Avatar 2” now has a December 17, 2021 release date, followed by “Avatar 3” in 2023, “Avatar 4” in 2025, and “Avatar 5” in 2027.
Other FOX changes include Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra,” which was going to release on May 24th, and is now releasing on September 20th. FOX’s “Call of the Wild” adaptation was going to release on December 12, 2019 but will now release on February 21, 2020. FOX also scheduled “The New Mutants” for an August 9th release, which has been pushed back to April 3, 2020. Disney set a date for Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” which is premiering in theaters on December 18, 2020. The “Gambit” movie was removed from the schedule, sorry fans of the character. If you’re a fan of the “Kingsman” franchise, the next film is set to hit theaters on February 14, 2020.
In a special surprise, a “Bob’s Burgers” movie is scheduled for July 17th.
Disney moved its “Artemis Fowl” adaptation from August 9, 2019 to May 29, 2020, and the live-action “Cruella” movie, rumored to star Emma Stone, will now hit theaters on December 23, 2020. The “Mulan” live-action film is scheduled for March 3, 2020. An untitled “Indiana Jones” movie is now on the books for July 9, 2021.
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