One of the annoying things about purchasing a whole other major motion picture studio is having to organize multiple stacked release schedules so that you don’t have movies opening up on top of each other all over the place. Disney knows this all too well after its recent takeover of 20th Century Fox (not the Mouse House minds).
Predictably, the recent Disney-Fox merger has put Mickey in the position of needing to space out and shuffle around the release dates for years-worth of blockbusters. Of course now this means we are going to have to wait even longer for James Cameron’s planned slew of Avatar sequels.
As Disney announced Tuesday, Avatar 2 will now hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021. That’s a full year later than the initial street date of Dec. 2020. Following suit, Avatar 3 will now open two years later on Dec. 22, 2023 and Avatar 4 on Dec. 19, 2025. The fifth film in the series (should we be lucky enough to get it) will open Dec. of 2027.
The original Avatar came out in 2009 and eventually grossed a staggering $2.8 billion worldwide to become the highest-grossing film of all-time. It’s a record that Avengers: Endgame is now just threatening to overtake.
What do you make of this news? Are you at all excited for James Cameron’s Avatar sequels? Do you believe we’ll even see them at this point? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts!