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James Cameron’s long-awaited and oft-delayed follow-up to “Avatar” has been pushed again one other yr. “Avatar 2” will hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021 as a substitute of Dec. 18, 2020 as initially deliberate. Its transfer implies that “Avatar three” will open on Dec. 22, 2023 versus Dec. 17, 2021 whereas “Avatar four” will bow on Dec. 19, 2025 as a substitute of Dec. 20, 2024. The information comes as half of a bigger shift in launch dates unveiled by Walt Disney Studios. The corporate is shifting across the debuts of varied movies it inherited after shopping for the majority of 21st Century Fox’s movie and tv belongings in a $71.three billion mega-merger.
As a part of the nice launch date shake-up, Disney introduced that three new untitled Star Wars movies will begin hitting theaters in 2022. There might be two different follow-ups in 2024 and 2026.
As anticipated, the Buena Vista firm additionally shifted the discharge date for “Advert Astra,” an astronaut drama starring Brad Pitt. It now debut Sept. 20, 2019, pushed again after getting no promotion forward of its authentic Memorial Day Weekend 2019 slot. Different 2019 switches embody Fox title “The New Mutants,” now dated for April three, 2020, and “Artemis Fowel,” a YA adaptation, now dated for Could 29, 2020.