Star Wars Episode 9 Release Dates Announced

Star Wars Episode 9 Release Dates Announced

Star Wars Episode 9 Release Dates Announced

As part of the great release date shake-up, Disney announced that three new untitled Star Wars films will start hitting theaters in 2022.

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will not be the war to end all "Wars". Especially as Avatar probably doesn't have the same nostalgia factor that's contributed to Star Wars' longevity.

Next year, more Disney films are slated to be released, including "Onward" on March 6, "Mulan" on March 27, "Artemis Fowl" on May 29 and "Cruella" on December 23. In 2022, Disney does have an untitled Star Wars film slated for release on December 16, 2022.

"X-Men: The New Mutants", previously set to land in August, is now dated for April 3, 2020. That includes four films produced by Disney that have made almost $5 billion at the worldwide box office since 2015. From there, the franchise will release a film every other December.

A third possibility is that the three new movies aren't a connected trilogy, rather three standalone films like Rogue One, or a mix of Johnson, and Weiss and Benioff's films.

Additionally, in the wake of December's The Rise of Skywalker (still opening on Dec. 20), three untitled projects set in that universe are now on the new schedule.

Luckily, we no longer have to wait for the answer.

Avatar 3 will now bow on December 22, 2023 (rather than December 17, 2021), Avatar 4 on December 19, 2025 (instead of December 20, 2024) and Avatar 5 on December 17, 2027 (from December 19, 2025).

The remaining four films in the Avatar franchise are filming back-to-back now with James Cameron returning as director.

Today, Disney released an extended schedule of upcoming films, including the titles its acquired after the Fox studio merger.

"Avatar" remains the top-grossing film of all time, with $2.79 billion in worldwide box office sales, but superhero extravaganza "Avengers: Endgame" is hot on its heels at $2.24 billion and rapidly climbing. "You can call that a delay, but it's not really a delay because from the time we pushed the button to really go make the movies [until now, ] we're clicking along perfectly".

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