Disney just announced a huge slew of films for the next 7 years.
Disney obtained 20th Century Fox earlier this year and with it came a bunch of new media content. Here are the release day plans for the next seven years:
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will conclude the nine-picture saga that began with the original 1977 film. Disney has dated three untitled Star Wars films, the first hint of the franchise's big screen future. They are set for Dec. 16, 2022, Dec. 20, 2024 and Dec. 18, 2026. There's been at least one Star Wars film every year since 2015's The Force Awakens, however Disney has indicated it would take a big-screen breather after The Rise of Skywalker, as Lucasfilm is focusing on series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
James Cameron's Avatar 2 and its followups have been delayed again. The first of the planned sequel films has been pushed back a year, from Dec. 18, 2020 to Dec. 17, 2021. Avatar 3 has been pushed back two years, from its December 2021 date to Dec. 22, 2023. Avatar 4 has been delayed a year, from December 2024 to Dec. 19, 2025, while Avatar 5 has moved two years from December 2025 to Dec. 17, 2027. Taking the first of the planned Avatar sequel's original date of Dec. 18, 2020 is Steven Spielberg's West Side Story.
Meanwhile for Marvel, we already knew we had a standalone Black Widow movie, an adaptation of the Eternals, a Shang-Chi movie, Black Panther 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 on the way. With two movies slated for a 2020 release, Marvel has confirmed some additional untitled films planned for both 2021 and 2022.
In the live action catergory, Lion King and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil are both slated for a 2019 release, we also have confirmation of Mulan which is slated to hit theaters on March 27th, 2020. Additionally, Cruella is slated for a December 23rd, 2020 release and eight additional untitled live-action films sprinkled throughout 2021 and 2022.
Click here to see Disney's full movie timeline through 2027.