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The Star Wars saga returns in 2022, and it’s sharing some time with Pandora.

Disney just revealed a bunch of new release dates, with the highlight being that three new, yet-to-be-titled Star Wars movies will be released every other December starting in 2022. In the years between, Disney will release new James Cameron Avatar movies, since the company now owns that franchise as well. That starts in 2021, which delays that franchise a year.

The news also includes new release dates for the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants (now April 3, 2020), the Brad Pitt sci-fi film Ad Astra (now September 9 of this year), and the literary adaptation Artemis Fowl, which shifts to May 29, 2020. Also, the studio dated the Cruella de Vil film, likely starring Emma Stone, for Christmas next year.

Conspicuously absent from this news? Anything about Marvel Studios specifically. But those dates have been set for a while. There are “Untitled Marvel” movies coming on May 1, 2020; November 6, 2020; February 12, 2021; May 7, 2021; November 5, 2021; February 18, 2022; May 6, 2022; and July 29, 2022. So far.

So after the release of The Rise of Skywalker, it’ll be three years until we see a new Star Wars movie. Which is probably for the best (plus, there’s quite a bit of TV to focus on). In the meantime, Disney has Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Cruella for Christmas 2020, Avatar 2 for 2021, and then a galaxy far, far, away again in 2022.

But wait, there’s more.

Gambit, which was previously on Fox’s release schedule, has been axed. The animated film Spies in Disguise has been bumped to Christmas this year. Call of the Wild, starring Harrison Ford, has been moved to February of next year. Free Guy, the Ryan Reynolds/Shawn Levy video game movie, is coming July 3, 2020. A Bob’s Burgers movie is coming July 17, 2020. (Both were previously announced.) Nimona, based on Noelle Stevenson’s webcomic, has been moved a year to March 3, 2021. That new Indiana Jones project is still scheduled for July 9, 2021, then Christmas looks like this for a few years:

December 17, 2021 - Avatar 2
December 16, 2022 - Untitled Star Wars
December 22, 2023 - Avatar 3
December 20, 2024 - Untitled Star Wars
December 19, 2025 - Avatar 4
December 18, 2026 - Untitled Star Wars
December 17, 2027 - Avatar 5

It’s important to note too that there’s no indication these Star Wars films are a new trilogy or any of the previously teased films. They may be, but they may not be either. We’ll have to wait and see.

Here’s the full press release.

The Walt Disney Studios has unveiled its upcoming slate following the recent acquisition of the Fox film studios, including changes to previously dated films and a number of major additions.

After kicking off with the record-setting success of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, The Walt Disney Studios’ 2019 summer slate includes Disney’s Aladdin on May 24, Fox’s Dark Phoenix on June 7, Pixar’s Toy Story 4 on June 21, Fox’s Stuber on July 12, and Disney’s The Lion King on July 19. Fox 2000’s The Art of Racing in the Rain moves up to Aug. 9, and Fox Searchlight’s Ready or Not will release on Aug. 23, while three films move to later dates: Ad Astra (9/20/19), The New Mutants (4/3/20), and Artemis Fowl (5/29/20).

The Studios’ 2019 slate rounds out with Fox’s The Woman in the Window on Oct. 4 and Ford V. Ferrari on Nov. 15, Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on Oct. 18 and Disney Animation’s Frozen 2 on Nov. 22, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Dec. 20, and Blue Sky Studios’ Spies in Disguise, moving from September to Christmas. Among early 2020 titles are Fox’s Underwater on Jan. 10, a new Kingsman movie on Feb. 14, and Call of the Wild on Feb. 21, followed by Pixar’s Onward on March 6 and Disney’s Mulan on March 27.

The updated calendar also sets release dates for major franchises Avatar and Star Wars. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker bringing the original Skywalker Saga to its conclusion, three new as-yet-untitled Star Wars films will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2022. Four forthcoming Avatar films, expanding the vibrant world of Pandora, will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2021. In the holiday corridor for 2020, Fox’s West Side Story adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, will debut Dec. 18 in the pre-Christmas slot, with Disney’s Cruella opening Wednesday, Dec. 23, for the long holiday weekend.

“We’re excited to put in place a robust and diverse slate that lays the foundation of our long-term strategy, bringing together a breadth of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight, and Blue Sky Studios to create an extraordinary collection of cinematic experiences for audiences around the world,” said Cathleen Taff, President, Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management, and Business & Audience Insights, The Walt Disney Studios. “With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios – including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars.”
Are you excited about every other Christmas swapping Star Wars and Avatar?
Who the fuck wants to watch that many Avatar movies?! The first one was mediocre at best...
 

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No one does. I'm shocked these are still a thing.
 

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James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is... James Cameron.
 

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His name is James Cameron
 

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5 Avatar movies? Are they all going to be directed by James Cameron?

Whats the scoop on the new Star Wars movies? Is this the ones done by the GoT showrunners?
 

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5 Avatar movies? Are they all going to be directed by James Cameron?

Whats the scoop on the new Star Wars movies? Is this the ones done by the GoT showrunners?
Did Weiss and Benioff just catch lightning in a bottle with GoT like the Duffer Brothers did with Stranger Things? The Duffer Brothers haven't really done much before or since Stranger Things. And between Weiss and Benioff, Benioff has the most experience writing X-Men Origins: Wolverine :barf:

And with their current play, off the book script on GoT's, I don't really have much hope for them having success...
 

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They are flat out TERRIBLE, and they are butchering GoT. I read that they had Star Wars something coming up, but I wasn't sure if that was these 3 movies or not.
 

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They are rumored to be doing a take on Knights of the Old Republic.

Rian Fucktard Johnson is supposedly still making his new trilogy.
 

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They are flat out TERRIBLE, and they are butchering GoT. I read that they had Star Wars something coming up, but I wasn't sure if that was these 3 movies or not.
Disney announced its upcoming movie slate on Tuesday, stretching out through 2027 and revealing the dates for the next three Star Wars movies. The next Star Wars film, the first new one after the conclusion of the nine-episode Skywalker saga, will hit movie theaters on Dec. 16, 2022.

That means there will be a three-year gap between Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Lucasfilm’s next Star Wars movie. Two additional Star Wars films are slated for Dec. 20, 2024, and Dec. 18, 2026.

All three Star Wars projects are untitled, and it’s not clear yet whether those films will be a new trilogy, a series of stand-alone Saga-style films, or something else altogether.

Lucasfilm and Disney have two announced series of Star Wars movies in the works. One is being overseen by Rian Johnson, the writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That will be a new trilogy of films, the first of which will be written and directed by Johnson.

Johnson’s trilogy will “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored,” Lucasfilm and Disney said in 2017.

Lucasfilm and Disney are also working on new Star Wars films with Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The parties involved haven’t specified the scope of that series of films — they haven’t committed to a trilogy, in other words — nor have they provided details on what aspects of the Star Wars universe they plan to explore.

In terms of timing, it seems more likely that Johnson’s films will come first. Johnson’s trilogy was the first of the new films to be announced, and the director’s current project, Knives Out, will hit theaters later this year, freeing him up to get back to Star Wars. Benioff and Weiss said they planned to “get started” on their Star Wars project “as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete,” which means the end of May.


Disney has said that the Star Wars franchise will pause and reset after The Rise of Skywalker. CEO Bob Iger said in April that the film franchise will go on a “bit of a hiatus” after the release of five Star Wars movies from 2015 through 2019.

But Star Wars fans still have plenty of new content to keep them entertained through 2022. The Mandalorian, the live-action television series coming to exclusively to the Disney Plus streaming service, will arrive in November. Disney has also committed to a seventh season of animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Disney Plus. A new video game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, hits consoles and PC this fall. And Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new land at Disney theme parks, is slated to open in 2019.
looks like it :hs:
 

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I liked Avatar, still do. Its a good bit of escapism. Do I need 5 of them? Probably not. But I'll be going to see at least #2 and #3 since those were filmed back to back.
 

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Avatar, at the time, was groundbreaking. It was a big picture that stood out from the crowd. And it may have been the first great, wide release 3D movie. When you watched it in 3D at the theatre, it was awe inspiring at times. People told their friends, and it stayed in theatres a long time. I worked at a theatre when it was released. After almost every show, when we stood outside the door as people left, they would talk with their friends about how awesome it was.

We look at it nowadays, and maybe because we haven't seen it in a while and our memory of it has faded, or the last time we saw it was at home on a TV so we forget the big screen 3D experience, or we've over-analyzed it and read too much about its story and forgotten the simple time we had of just enjoying the getaway experience it offered when we first watched it, or maybe all of those reasons or others. Time changes a lot. Avatar WAS objectively a great movie when it was released.

Will it hold up to the long period between the original and the sequel, especially with all of the other great movies its viewers have experienced since it came out? Who knows.
 

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