New ‘Star Wars’ Films Pushed Back a Year as Disney Reshuffles Theatrical Release Calendar


Today, The Walt Disney Company updated their theatrical release calendar in response to COVID-19 cases spiking in major cities all across the United States and because movie theatres still remain closed due to the outbreak.

Disney has decided to delay its new “Star Wars” movies and “Avatar” sequels by a year.

You can check out the new release schedule below:

  • The Empty Man (20th) previously dated on 8/7/20 moves to 12/4/20
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield (Searchlight) previously dated on 8/14/20 moves to 8/28/20 (Limited)
  • Mulan (Disney) previously dated on 8/21/20 is now postponed indefinitely
  • Death on The Nile (20th) previously dated on 10/9/20 moves to 10/23/20
  • The French Dispatch (Searchlight) previously dated on 10/16/20 is now postponed indefinitely
  • The Last Duel (20th) previously dated on 12/25/20 (Limited) and 1/8/21 (Wide) moves to 10/15/21
  • Antlers (Searchlight) is now dated on 2/19/21
  • Untitled 20th Century (20th) previously dated on 10/1/21 is removed from schedule
  • Untitled 20th Century (20th) previously dated on 10/22/21 is removed from schedule
  • Untitled Disney Live Action (Disney) previously dated on 11/19/21 moves to 12/17/21
  • Avatar 2 (20th) previously dated on 12/17/21 moves to 12/16/22
  • Avatar 3 (20th) previously dated on 12/22/23 moves to 12/20/24
  • Avatar 4 (20th) previously dated on 12/19/25 moves to 12/18/26
  • Avatar 5 (20th) previously dated on 12/17/27 moves to 12/22/28
  • Untitled Star Wars (Disney) previously dated on 12/16/22 moves to 12/22/23
  • Untitled Star Wars (Disney) previously dated on 12/20/24 moves to 12/19/25
  • Untitled Star Wars (Disney) previously dated on 12/18/26 moves to 12/17/27



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