Disney-Fox Update Release Schedules, ‘Avatar’ Sequels Pushed Back, New ‘Star Wars’ Films Announced

Disney-Fox has announced an updated schedule for all their slated projects to release in the coming years. The schedule reveals some serious bumps for James Cameron’s slate of “Avatar” sequels. The second installment will release in 2021, with a sequel releasing every other year afterward. The Disney-Fox joint also detail new untitled entries for the “Star Wars” universe. James Gray’s sci-fi drama “Ad Astra,” starring Brad Pitt, may finally see the light of day with its new September 20 date, bumped from its previous May 24 schedule.

Read the press release below:

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.

Image from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Below is the schedule for Disney-Fox’s film slate.

2019 Films

5/10/19 FSL TOLKIEN

5/24/19 DIS ALADDIN

6/7/19 FOX DARK PHOENIX

6/21/19 DIS TOY STORY 4

7/12/19 FOX STUBER

7/19/19 DIS LION KING, THE

8/9/19 FOX ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, THE

8/23/19 FSL READY OR NOT

9/20/19 FOX AD ASTRA

10/4/19 FOX WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, THE

10/18/19 DIS MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

11/15/19 FOX FORD v. FERRARI

11/22/19 DIS FROZEN 2

12/20/19 DIS STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Wed 12/25/19 FOX SPIES IN DISGUISE

2020 Films

1/10/20 FOX UNDERWATER

2/14/20 FOX UNTITLED KINGSMAN MOVIE

2/21/20 FOX CALL OF THE WILD

3/6/20 DIS ONWARD

3/27/20 DIS MULAN

4/3/20 FOX NEW MUTANTS, THE

5/1/20 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL

5/29/20 DIS ARTEMIS FOWL

6/19/20 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION

7/3/20 FOX FREE GUY

7/17/20 FOX BOB’S BURGERS

7/24/20 DIS JUNGLE CRUISE

8/14/20 DIS ONE AND ONLY IVAN, THE

10/9/20 FOX DEATH ON THE NILE

11/6/20 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL

11/6/20 FOX RON’S GONE WRONG

Wed 11/25/20 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION

12/18/20 FOX WEST SIDE STORY

Wed 12/23/20 DIS CRUELLA

2021 Films

2/12/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL

3/5/21 FOX NIMONA

3/12/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

5/7/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL

5/28/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

6/18/21 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION

7/9/21 DIS UNTITLED INDIANA JONES

7/30/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

10/8/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

11/5/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL

Wed 11/24/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION

12/17/21 FOX AVATAR 2

2022 Films

2/18/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL

3/18/22 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR

5/6/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL

5/27/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

6/17/22 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR

7/8/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

7/29/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL

10/7/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

11/4/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

Wed 11/23/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION

12/16/22 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS

2023 Films

2/17/23 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION

12/22/23 FOX AVATAR 3

2024 Films

12/20/24 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS

2025 Films

12/19/25 FOX AVATAR 4

2026 Films

12/18/26 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS

2027 Films

12/17/27 FOX AVATAR 5

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