Star Wars Films, Avatar Sequels Delayed a Yr as Disney Unveils New Launch Dates
Disney has unveiled a sequence of launch date adjustments, with the largest information being that each one upcoming Star Wars and Avatar motion pictures have been pushed again by a 12 months. As a substitute of releasing seven of them alternately between 2021 and 2027, they are going to now come out between 2022 and 2028. Three Star Wars movies — the primary reportedly Taika Waititi’s — are set for December 22, 2023, December 19, 2025, and December 17, 2027. Avatar takes up the opposite 4 slots, with Avatar 2 on December 16, 2022, Avatar three on December 20, 2024, Avatar Four on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.
The delay on Avatar 2 has been necessitated by the continued coronavirus pandemic, producer and director James Cameron stated in a letter posted on Avatar’s social media feeds: “As a result of COVID-19, we have been pressured into an surprising prolonged delay in beginning the reside motion filming we’re at the moment doing in New Zealand. What most of you seemingly have no idea is that the pandemic continues to be stopping us from being allowed to recommence most of our digital manufacturing work on levels in Los Angeles. Previous to COVID-19, every little thing was on observe to deliver you the primary sequel in December of 2021. Sadly, because of the influence that the pandemic has had on our schedule, it’s not potential for us to make that date.”
Avatar 2 is not the one Disney movie that is been affected by the pandemic. The live-action reimagining of Mulan — which had been repeatedly delayed and was slated for August 21 — has now been taken off the discharge calendar fully, days after Warner Bros. did the identical for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet (beforehand set for August 12). Weirdly although, Disney hasn’t moved the X-Males horror spin-off The New Mutants from August 28, which can also be the brand new launch date for the Dev Patel-led The Private Historical past of David Copperfield from Disney-owned Searchlight Footage. It is unclear if these movies are concentrating on a restricted launch in international locations the place theatres are open, or if they are going to be delayed once more.
Past that, in 2020, we’ve Matthew Vaughn’s World Warfare I spy prequel The King’s Man on September 18, Kenneth Branagh’s homicide thriller Loss of life on the Nile pushed again two weeks to October 23, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Part Four opener Black Widow on November 6, the Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas-starrer erotic thriller Deep Water on November 13, Pixar’s subsequent film Soul on November 20, the supernatural horror movie The Empty Man delayed 4 months to December 4, Ryan Reynold’s motion journey Free Man for December 11, and Steven Spielberg’s West Facet Story remake on December 18. Given the state of affairs although, anticipate these movies to be moved round.
And lastly, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch — set for October 16 — does not have a launch date anymore, as with Mulan.