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Next three Star Wars movies pushed back to 2023, 2025 and 2027

From Variety:

“Disney announced major changes to the studio’s release calendar in a shakeup that involves delaying its “Star Wars” movies and “Avatar” sequels out one year.

The studio still plans to dominate moviegoing around the holidays when theaters are able to reopen. Each year between 2022 and 2028, Disney will release a new “Star Wars” adventure or “Avatar” follow-up.

James Cameron’s long-delayed sequels to Avatar” will now be released every other December starting in 2022 as follows: “Avatar 2” (Dec. 16, 2022), “Avatar 3” (Dec. 20, 2024), “Avatar 4” (Dec. 18, 2026) and “Avatar 5” (Dec. 22, 2028).

Meanwhile, a trio of “Star Wars” movies will debut around Christmas every year starting in 2023. The first of three films will launch on Dec. 22, 2023 and two follow-ups will hit theaters Dec. 19, 2025 and Dec. 17, 2027.

The news comes as part of a huge shift in release dates unveiled by Disney. The studio is moving around the debuts of numerous movies as cinemas remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Mulan,” a live-action remake of the classic cartoon, has been taken off release calendars. It was supposed to hit the big screen on Aug. 21, a date that felt increasingly unlikely since global theaters haven’t been able to open to a significant degree. […]”

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