Disney Reveals Release Dates for Next Star Wars Movies (Update)

Update: Disney has confirmed that the 2022 release will be a movie from the Game of Thrones showrunners. It is unclear if it will be a standalone or a trilogy, nor what the remaining two films will be.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has released a massive slate of upcoming projects both from its own studios and from Fox. This list serves as the announcement for a number of date changes to and cancellations of various projects including James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Fox’s X-Men slate—and the release dates for the next, as-yet-untitled, Star Wars movies.

After The Rise of Skywalker comes to theaters on December 20, 2019, the next Star Wars movies will be released December 16, 2022; December 12, 2024; and December 18, 2026.

It is unclear if this is Rian Johnson’s trilogy, which will focus on a non-Skywalker corner of the galaxy, or the projects being developed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. At Star Wars Celebration last month, Kathleen Kennedy spoke of sitting down with both creative teams in the near future:

We are looking at the next saga. We are not just looking at another trilogy, we’re really looking at the next 10 years or more. […] [The Rise of Skywalker] is the culmination of the Skywalker Saga; it’s by no means the culmination of Star Wars. I’m sitting down now with Dan Weiss and David Benioff… and Rian Johnson. We’re all sitting down to talk about, where do we go next? We’ve all had conversations about what the possibilities might be, but now we’re locking it down.

It makes sense that the studio would take a three-year break between The Rise of Skywalker and the next movies. That said, in the interim there will be plenty of Star Wars content on the Disney+ streaming service, including The Mandalorian (2019), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2020), and the untitled Rogue One prequel series (2021).

The list also includes date changes for James Cameron’s Avatar sequels; intel on which X-Men projects survived the Disney/Fox merger (and which, like Gambit, did not); and updates on other projects like Ad AstraArtemis Fowl, and Nimona. The complete list of announcements and changes, via THR:

  • THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (FOX) previously dated on 9/27/19 moves to 8/9/19
  • READY OR NOT (FSL) is now dated on 8/23/19
  • AD ASTRA (FOX) previously dated on 5/24/19 moves to 9/20/19
  • FORD v. FERRARI (FOX) is the updated title of previous UNTITLED JAMES MANGOLD PROJECT dated on 11/15/19
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (DIS) is the updated title of previous STAR WARS: EPISODE IX dated on 12/20/19
  • SPIES IN DISGUISE (FOX) previously dated on 9/13/19 moves to 12/25/19
  • UNDERWATER (FOX) is now dated on 1/10/20
  • CALL OF THE WILD (FOX) previously dated on 12/25/19 moves to 2/21/20
  • THE NEW MUTANTS (FOX) previously dated on 8/2/19 moves to 4/3/20
  • ARTEMIS FOWL (DIS) previously dated on 8/9/19 moves to 5/29/20
  • THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN (DIS) is the updated title of previous UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION dated on 2/14/20, and moves to 8/14/20
  • DEATH ON THE NILE (FOX) previously dated on 10/2/20 moves to 10/9/20
  • WEST SIDE STORY (FOX) is now dated on 12/18/20
  • CRUELLA (DIS) is the updated title of previous UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION dated on 12/23/20
  • NIMONA (FOX) previously dated on 2/14/20 moves to 3/5/21
  • AVATAR 2 (FOX) previously dated on 12/18/20 moves to 12/17/21
  • UNTITLED STAR WARS (DIS) is the updated title of previous UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION dated on 12/16/22
  • AVATAR 3 (FOX) previously dated on 12/17/21 moves to 12/22/23
  • UNTITLED STAR WARS (DIS) is now dated on 12/20/24
  • AVATAR 4 (FOX) previously dated on 12/20/24 is now dated on 12/19/25
  • UNTITLED STAR WARS (DIS) is now dated on 12/18/26
  • AVATAR 5 (FOX) previously dated on 12/19/25 moves to 12/17/27
  • GAMBIT (FOX) previously dated on 3/13/20 is removed from schedule
  • UNTITLED FOX MARVEL (FOX) previously dated on 6/26/20 is removed from schedule
  • UNTITLED FOX MARVEL (FOX) previously dated on 10/2/20 is removed from schedule
  • UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION (DIS) previously dated on 10/9/20 is removed from schedule
  • UNTITLED FOX MARVEL (FOX) previously dated on 3/5/21 is removed from schedule
  • FOSTER (FOX) previously dated on 3/5/21 is removed from schedule
  • UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION (DIS) previously dated on 12/22/21 is removed from schedule

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