Disney delays 'Avatar,' 'Avengers,' and 'Star Wars' movies

The look ahead to a few of Disney’s most anticipated movies simply received even longer.

Disney has announced vital adjustments to its launch schedule, delaying many upcoming films. For one, the subsequent “Avatar” sequel has been pushed again a yr, shifting from December 2024 to December 2025. “Avatar 4” was additionally delayed three years to December 2029, and “Avatar 5” is now scheduled for December 2031. 

“Every ‘Avatar’ movie is an thrilling however epic enterprise that takes time to carry to the standard degree we as filmmakers try for and audiences have come to anticipate,” producer Jon Landau tweeted

Transferring to Marvel, the subsequent two “Avengers” movies have been each delayed a yr. “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” is now scheduled for Might 2026, whereas “Avengers: Secret Wars” is slated for Might 2027. This can give Marvel extra time to determine the way it will take care of the truth that Jonathan Majors, who performs Kang, has been going through home violence allegations, which he denies. “Captain America: Courageous New World” was additionally delayed to July 2024, whereas “Thunderbolts” was pushed to December 2024, “Blade” was moved to February 2025, and “Implausible 4” was delayed to Might 2025. 

In the meantime, the subsequent “Star Wars” film, which is able to mark the franchise’s return to theaters for the primary time since 2019, was delayed from December 2025 to Might 2026. However one other “Star Wars” film was scheduled for December 2026, so this will probably be Disney’s first time releasing two “Star Wars” movies in a single calendar yr. Lucasfilm lately introduced three new films within the franchise, although it isn’t clear which one will launch when. 

In different information, Disney mentioned its live-action remake of “Moana” will probably be launched in June 2025, and an “Alien” film was scheduled for August 2024. In accordance with Deadline, many of those delays are as a result of ongoing writers’ strike, which has shut down movie and TV productions. Some films and reveals, although, have proceeded with filming, together with “Deadpool 3,” which Disney introduced will really be popping out ahead of anticipated. That movie was moved up from November 2024 to Might 2024.