Avatar Sequels' Release Dates Pushed Back Years

Avatar Sequels' Release Dates Pushed Back Years

The best piece of news from Disney today is that after Episode IX drops in December, the Star Wars series will be taking a break through December 2022. 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.

"I wouldn't call them delays", he told Vanity Fair in 2017. It will be followed by three more sequels.

Starting with Cameron, Avatar 2, originally meant to open on December 18, 2020, has been pushed back an entire year to December 17, 2021. However, Avengers: Endgame is fast catching it up, on $2.24bn (£1.7bn) and counting.

Bob Iger, Disney CEO, said last month that there would be a "hiatus" in the series, which echoed comments he made a year ago that there would be "some slowdown".

Also, Steven Spielberg's long-awaited Indiana Jones 5 is set for release on July 9, 2021, when Harrison Ford will be only a year away from being 80-years-old.

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Additionally, a number of films previously scheduled for release this summer have received new release dates.

And it needs to plan its release schedule even more carefully to avoid its movies competing with themselves at the box office. One of the biggest changes is the first sequel to James Cameron's Avatar. Will there still be an audience for the franchise so long after the first movie? "There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus", he said at the time.

Variety reports Walt Disney Studios' purchase of 21st Century Fox film and TV assets is impacting one of Fox's biggest assets: "Avatar".

Two possibilities are in the offing, one being formulated by Rian Johnson, the former Breaking Bad helmsman who made The Last Jedi, and another by D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the showrunners behind Game of Thrones. According to the announcement, Star Wars fans would be getting their next Star Wars film in 2022 - three years after the release of The Rise of Skywalker.

Back in November 2018, BBC News reported that it found documentation about the future of "Avatar" and four specific projects.

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