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Disney Makes Big Changes to Release Schedule for Upcoming Movies Amid Pandemic

Disney Makes Big Changes to Release Schedule for Upcoming Movies Amid Pandemic

There are some big changes coming to the release schedule for upcoming Disney movies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The live-action remake of Mulan was supposed to be released in theaters back in March and then the date was pushed back to August 21. Now, the studio has removed the film from the release calendar completely and a release date is unknown for now.

There have also been changes for the upcoming movies in the Star Wars and Avatar franchises.

Disney has announced that the next Star Wars movie will be released on December 22, 2023, with more films in the franchise coming on December 19, 2025 and December 17, 2027.

The sequels to James Cameron‘s Avatar have all been pushed back by a year. Avatar 2 will be released on December 16, 2022, Avatar 3 will be released on December 20, 2024, Avatar 4 will be released on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 will be released on December 22, 2028.

Some of the non-franchise movies that are being released by Disney and its other studios 20th Century and Searchlight have also had release date changes.

The Personal History of David Copperfield has been pushed back two weeks to August 28, 2020. The murder mystery Death on the Nile has been pushed back two weeks to October 23, 2020. The Empty Man has been pushed back to December 4 from its August release date. The horror film Antlers has been pushed back to February 19, 2021. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon‘s historical epic was supposed to be released on Christmas 2020, but it will now hit theaters on October 15, 2021.

Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch has been removed from the schedule and is awaiting a new date.

Other movies are keeping their dates, which you can see below.

Click inside for the upcoming schedule based on these date changes…

See a recap of the new dates below

Mulan – TBD
The French Dispatch – TBD
The Personal History of David Copperfield – August 28, 2020
The King’s Man – September 18, 2020
Death on the Nile – October 23, 2020
Black Widow – November 6, 2020
Deep Water – November 13, 2020
Soul – November 20, 2020
The Empty Man – December 4, 2020
Free Guy – December 11, 2020
West Side Story – December 18, 2020
Antlers - February 19, 2021
The Last Duel – October 15, 2021
Avatar 2 – December 16, 2022
Star Wars movie – December 22, 2023
Avatar 3 – December 20, 2024
Star Wars movie – December 19, 2025
Avatar 4 – December 18, 2026
Star Wars movie – December 17, 2027
Avatar 5 – December 22, 2028

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Posted to: Avatar, Disney, Movies, Mulan, Star Wars

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