Disney Reveals Star Wars, X-Men, Avatar and More Release Dates

The mega corporate overlord has a plethora of movies coming out in the next 8 years.

No Marvel titles announced, but the tentative release dates have already been announced and are included:

  • Ad Astra – September 9th, 2019 (Brad Pitt’s sci-fi film)
  • Spies in Disquise – Christmas, 2019 (Animated)
  • NEW Kingsman film – February 14th, 2020
  • Call of the Wild – February 21st, 2020 (Harrison Ford)
  • Onward – March 6th, 2020 (Pixar)
  • Mulan – March 27th, 2020 (Another Disney live action film)
  • The New Mutants – April 3rd, 2020 (Yes, it’s actually coming out)
  • Untitled Marvel movie -May 1st, 2020
  • Artemis Fowl – May 29th, 2020
  • Free Guy – July 3rd, 2020 (Ryan Reynolds/Shawn Levy)
  • Bob’s Burgers Movie – July 17th, 2020
  • Untitled Marvel film – November 6th, 2020
  • Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story – Christmas 2020
  • Cruella – Christmas 2020 (Emma Stone has been in talks)
  • Untitled Marvel film- February 12th, 2021
  • Nimona – March 3rd, 2021 (Based off Noelle Stevenson’s webcomic – nice! )
  • Untitled Marvel film – May 7th 2021
  • NEW Indiana Jones – July 9th, 2021
  • Untitled Marvel film – November 5th, 2021
  • Avatar 2 – December 17th, 2021
  • NEW Star Wars film – December 16th, 2022
  • Untitled Marvel film – February 18th, 2022
  • Untitled Marvel film – May 6th, 2022
  • Untitled Marvel film – July 29th, 2022
  • Avatar 3 – December 22nd, 2023
  • NEW Star Wars film – December 20th, 2024
  • Avatar 4 – December 19th, 2025
  • NEW Star Wars film – December 18th, 2026
  • Avatar 5 – December 17th, 2027

The long gestating Gambit film that Channing Tatum was trying so hard to get off the ground has been cancelled.

So, no new Star Wars films until 2022 (After Rise of The Skywalker). It’s not clear if these are stand alone, part of a new trilogy or previously teased films. Which is fine, they have their hands full on the television side.

So what do you think of the Star Wars/Avatar swap each year?

And, um, where’s Deadpool?

Here’s the official press release:

The Walt Disney Studios has unveiled its upcoming slate following the recent acquisition of the Fox film studios, including changes to previously dated films and a number of major additions.

After kicking off with the record-setting success of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, The Walt Disney Studios’ 2019 summer slate includes Disney’s Aladdinon 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 Avatarfilms, 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.

“We’re excited to put in place a robust and diverse slate that lays the foundation of our long-term strategy, bringing together a breadth of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight, and Blue Sky Studios to create an extraordinary collection of cinematic experiences for audiences around the world,” said Cathleen Taff, President, Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management, and Business & Audience Insights, The Walt Disney Studios. “With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios – including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars.”