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You’re Going to Have New Star Wars and Avatar Movies at Christmas Until 2027

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Now that Disney has purchased 20th Century Fox, the Über-studio has released its feature film slate for the next decade to reflect all those new acquisitions — and all of the Star Wars and Avatar movies you’re going to get. With the exception of 2020, a movie from one of those franchises will land in theaters during the December holiday stretch every year until 2027. (Truly it could go on longer than that, but that’s as far as the studio has released for now.) As we know, there are five Avatar movies planned, and they will alternate release years with Star Wars, which has a promised trilogy from Rian Johnson on the way, as well as a separate series of movies written by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. (Between those two pacts alone that would give us enough Star Wars to reach the 2030s, so don’t think your Christmases are suddenly free after 2027!)

Further down on the Disney front, there will be as much Marvel as you’d expect, with as many as three new titles coming out each year through 2022. There will also be a new Indiana Jones, eight movies classified as “Untitled Disney Live Action,” and of course a handful of Pixar movies. As for the non-Avatar Fox properties, New Mutants is being pushed back yet again to April 2020, putting it two years behind its original scheduled release. (At this point, maybe just drop the poor little mutants on Disney+ and be done with it?) Gambit has been taken off the slate entirely (sorry, Channing Tatum), and that Bob’s Burgers movie is on course for summer of next year. But to reiterate the key points: It’s Star Wars and Avatar forever.

Star Wars and Avatar Movies to Be Released for Next Decade