Disney has now shuffled in its movies obtained from the recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox into its release schedule. With this, it was announced that the new official release dates for James Cameron’s four Avatar sequels will be arriving later than expected. In a new press release from Disney, the Avatar release dates were confirmed and Avatar 2 will now be hitting theaters on the weekend before Christmas on 2021. For those keeping score, that’s a full year later than the previously expected release date of December 18, 2020.
Here’s what Disney provided in its official press release:
“Four forthcoming Avatar films, expanding the vibrant world of Pandora, will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2021. In the holiday corridor for 2020,”
So now updated, here is what the new release schedule rounds out to:
Avatar 2 – December 17, 2021
Avatar 3 – December 15, 2023
Avatar 4 – December 19, 2025
Avatar 5 – December 17, 2027