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Disney pushes back Avatar sequels and new Stars Wars trilogy
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Disney pushes back Avatar sequels and new Stars Wars trilogy

Disney has announced major changes to its release calendar amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

The biggest move sees a lengthy delay to both a new trilogy of Star Wars movies and the long-awaited Avatar sequels. 

A new Star Wars trilogy was due to launch at the end of 2022, but the new dates for the three films are now December 22nd in 2023, December 19th in 2025 and December 17th in 2027.

James Cameron's four Avatar sequels were finally due to come to cinemas next year, but that has also been delayed a year. 

The second Avatar will now arrive on December 16th in 2022), with the others following in December 2024, 2026 and 2028.

As well as this, horror thriller Antlers has been delayed until February 2021, while Wes Anderson's new epic, The French Dispatch, is now without a release date. 

Disney are still planning to release new X-Men spin-off New Mutants on August 28th, while The King's Man, Death On The Nile, Black Widow, Soul, Free Guy and Spielberg's new take on West Side Story, are all still on the release schedule for the rest of 2020. 

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