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Disney Announces Three New ‘Star Wars’ Movies, Shakes Up ‘Avatar’ Premiere Dates

May 7, 2019  •  Post A Comment

With the final chapter in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy due later this year, Disney unveiled plans for three more “Star Wars” movies. The news comes ahead of the scheduled Dec. 20 release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

The studio announced that the new “Star Wars” films will arrive in theaters every other year, starting in 2022.

“The studio did not make clear if those movies will be new episodes continuing the Luke Skywalker and Rey saga, or if they will be ‘A Star Wars Story’ offshoots such as ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Solo.'” The New York Post reports.

The three “Star Wars” movies are set for release on Dec. 16, 2022, Dec. 20, 2024, and Dec. 18, 2026.

Disney also rescheduled the releases of four upcoming “Avatar” movies, announcing the latest in a series of delays for the franchise. The “Avatar” films are now scheduled to roll out during the holidays in the years in between “Star Wars” releases.

“Avatar 2,” which is still untitled, is due to hit theaters the weekend before Christmas in 2021, with the three subsequent “Avatar” movies to follow at the same time of year, every other year.

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