Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes, and more!
Disney delays Avatar sequels and Star Wars films in latest pandemic reshuffle
Per Variety, a batch of three new Star Wars films are set to bow on Dec. 22, 2023, Dec. 19, 2025, and Dec. 17, 2027, respectively. The initial plan was to start rolling them out in December 2022. It is unclear whether any of these projects are the post-Rise of Skywalker movie that is being directed and co-written by Taika Waititi. Moreover, it's uncertain if this trio of releases will constitute a new trilogy or three unconnected stories.
In addition, Disney is pushing off James Cameron's Avatar sequels (yet again). Avatar 2 (until today, it was scheduled for next December) will now arrive in theaters Dec. 16, 2022 — followed by Avatar 3 on Dec. 20, 2024, Avatar 4 on Dec. 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on Dec. 22, 2028. In June, Cameron resumed production on the movies in Wellington, New Zealand, after a four-month shutdown.
In lieu of the Avatar delay, Cameron addressed fans to assure them the wait would be worth it.Furthermore, Mulan is indefinitely delayed. Niki Caro's live-action remake of the 1998 animated original was originally supposed to open in late March before it was pushed to July 24 and then Aug. 21. Earlier today, it was announced that AMC Theaters is postponing its reopening plan to mid-to-late August.
The New Mutants is currently still on track to open in theaters Friday, Aug. 28. You can watch the first scene of the long-delayed X-Men film here.