In what can be described as a major overhaul, Disney has updated its studio’s and Fox’s theatrical release schedules. As a part of that shake-up, major moves have been made to Fox titles and multiple Disney titles have been revealed, including three untitled Star Wars movies and the delays of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels.
While we already know that Star Wars Episode IX: 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 December: 16th 2022, December: 12th 2024 and December: 18th, 2026. A nice three year gap between the end of this saga and the beginning of the next along with two years between films.
While it is unclear what the Star Wars films will tackle, it is known that Rian Johnson is writing his own trilogy, while Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are penning their own. It has been rumoured that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be tackling the Old Republic Era, but this has yet to be properly confirmed or denied.
Meanwhile, James Cameron’s Avatar 2 has once again been delayed. The first of the planned sequel films has been pushed back a year, from December: 18th 2020 to December: 17th 2021. Avatar 3 has likewise been pushed back two years, from its December 2021 date to December: 22nd 2023. Avatar 4 has been delayed a year, from December 2024 to December. 29th 2025.
Ohhh he’s likely to be pissed. Not only his is “Baby” about to be surpassed by a genre he dislikes, but now his “other babies” are getting shunned. Look, Avatar made a big splash, but didn’t really make a lasting impression.
But how about you? Are you fine waiting three years for the next film after this December? Well some of us waited longer, some this was the norm. You had to wait three years between each of the Prequel films. So patience.
The Skywalker saga is ending, but the story of Star Wars never ends.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Written by: Connor Heggie