The Next Three Star Wars Films Get Release Dates

Thursday, 09 May, 2019

If this release schedule holds, we won't see a live-action Star Wars film in theaters again until 2022, when a slate of three untitled, live-action films will release every two years in December. Four forthcoming Avatar films, expanding the vibrant world of Pandora, will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2021.

Then we have 2021, which, aside from "Avatar 2" on December 17, 2021, is the year of untitled films.

According to the press release, this year's Star Wars film brings "the original Skywalker Saga to its conclusion".

But the most notable delay announced Tuesday was a familiar one: The long wait for more "Avatar" films will go on a little longer.

Disney has revealed that there are three more Star Wars films due to land in cinemas. "Avatar 2" will hit theaters on December 17, 2021 instead of December 18, 2020 as originally planned. That or the announcement might actually affect Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Picture where you'll be in 2027: Perched in your moon-yurt, slurping down Soylent 4.0, and watching Avatar 5 on a 2160p 6K UHD iEye. Those films, incidentally, were pushed back to 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027. The films release dates are set for December 16, 2022, December 12, 2024 and December 18, 2026.

What all of these films have in common is that they were well on their way to being made at the time that Disney acquired Fox.

Technically, that is still somewhat true, as all of the slated projects are now named "Untitled Marvel", with nothing to go on but their release dates: May 2020, November 2020, February 2021, May 2021, November 2021, February 2022, May 2022, and August 2022.

Who will be the director?

It's not clear if the three "Star Wars" movies are part of a trilogy or if they are spinoffs of the main Skywalker saga.

"This is going to be Jake [Sully, Worthington's character] eight years later, and he's got a family now", the actor previously told We Got This Covered.