Following the Disney acquisition of Fox earlier this year it was always known that some releases from both former rivals were going to be affected. Now the House Of Mouse has issued its warning to just about every other studio that it will be dominating at the box office for the foreseeable future.
Winners and Losers
Quite a few long-gestating projects have been mercilessly trashed. Others have been delayed by a few months. Some by years. There are also some new items on the schedule.
It’s a massive overhaul and it’s all hit at once with a huge bang.
The biggest surprise is that Disney has casually pushed Avatar 2 back by an entire year. Swatting aside the sequel to the reigning box office champ (for maybe a month until we see where Avengers: Endgame gets to) seems to be sending a message about who bought who in this “merger”.
New Mutants moves out again but so far will make it to theatres. Artemis Fowl also moves but stays on the schedule. Three new Star Wars movies have placeholders. No idea yet which ones they will be. So much for us taking a break from the galaxy far, far away for a while after Episode IX.
Marvel Studios has clearly whipped out its big swinging dick and pissed everywhere to mark it’s territory as far as Superheroes are concerned. Gambit has been canceled and three untitled Fox-Marvel projects previously set for 2020 & 2021 are also in the shitter. Speculation is that these included X-Force and Dr. Doom. The only tights allowed around here will now happen on Marvel’s watch.
That Rundown In Full
Strap in, it’s huge! There are also some interesting mystery items in here too.
May 10th 2019: Tolkien (FOX-S)
May 24th 2019: Aladdin
June 7th 2019: Dark Phoenix (FOX)
June 21st 2019: Toy Story 4
July 12th 2019: Stuber (FOX)
July 19th 2019: The Lion King
August 9th 2019: The Art of Racing in the Rain (FOX)
August 23rd 2019: Ready or Not (FOX-S)
September 20th 2019: Ad Astra (FOX)
October 4th 2019: The Woman in the Window (FOX)
October 18th 2019: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
November 15th 2019: Ford vs. Ferrari (FOX)
November 22nd 2019: Frozen 2
December 20th 2019: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
December 25th 2019: Spies in Disguise (FOX)
January 10th 2020: Underwater (FOX)
February 14th 2020: Kingsman: The Great Game (FOX)
February 21st 2020: Call of the Wild (FOX)
March 6th 2020: Onward
March 27th 2020: Mulan
April 3rd 2020: The New Mutants (FOX)
May 1st 2020: Untitled Marvel Studios Film
May 29th 2020: Artemis Fowl
June 19th 2020: Untitled Pixar Studios Film
July 3rd 2020: Free Guy (FOX)
July 17th 2020: Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
July 24th 2020: Jungle Cruise
August 14th 2020: The One and Only Ivan (FOX)
October 9th 2020: Death on the Nile (FOX)
November 6th 2020: Untitled Marvel Studios Film
November 6th 2020: Ron’s Gone Wrong (FOX)
November 25th 2020: Untitled Disney Animation Film
December 18th 2020: West Side Story
December 23rd 2020: Cruella
February 12th 2021: Untitled Marvel Studios Film
March 5th 2021: Nimona (FOX)
March 12th 2021: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
May 5th 2021: Untitled Marvel Studios Film
May 28th 2021: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
June 18th 2021: Untitled Pixar Animation Film
July 9th 2021: Untitled Indiana Jones Film
July 30th 2021: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
October 8th 2021: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
November 5th 2021: Untitled Marvel Studios Film
November 24th 2021: Untitled Disney Animation Film
December 17th 2021: Avatar 2 (FOX)
February 18th 2022: Untitled Marvel Studios Film
March 18th 2022: Untitled Pixar Studios Film
May 6th 2022: Untitled Marvel Studios Film
May 27th 2022: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
June 17th 2022: Untitled Pixar Studios Film
July 8th 2022: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
July 29th 2022: Untitled Marvel Studios Film
October 17th 2022: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
November 4th 2022: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
November 23rd 2022: Untitled Disney Animation Film
December 16th 2022: New Star Wars Film #1
February 17th 2023: Untitled Disney Live Action Film
December 22nd 2023: Avatar 3 (FOX)
December 20th 2024: New Star Wars Film #2
December 19th 2025: Avatar 4 (FOX)
December 18th 2026: New Star Wars Film #3
December 17th 2027: Avatar 5 (FOX)
December 2027 for Avatar 5? Does anyone really want Avatar 2? Not judging by most of what we see online.
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