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New Star Wars movies coming pre-Christmas every other year

New Star Wars movies coming pre-Christmas every other year

"The Rise of Skywalker" will be the fifth film in saga released since December 2015.

The change comes after Disney executives feared Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed because it came out just a few months after The Last Jedi, overloading fans who may have grown tired of the Force-feeding.

That means that Disney, which this December will release "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", is set to rule the next nine Christmas box office seasons with either an "Avatar" or a "Star Wars" movie, except for one.

Disney acquired "Avatar" when it completed its $71 billion purchase for most of 21st Century Fox's assets earlier this year.

Disney updates their release schedule, which includes new dates for untitled Star Wars and Marvel movies, James Cameron's Avatar, and the Fox-Marvel X-Men movies including New Mutants.

While Avatar 2 was initially scheduled to be released on December 18, 2020, the film has been pushed back a full year.

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We what two of those films will be. In addition to revealing their plans for 2020, Disney has also laid out their slates for 2021 and 2022, and both still include three different Marvel Studios releases (which we previously knew about).

"Call of the Wild" will be out in February, "Mulan" in March and two untitled Marvel films are slated for May and November.

The company announced on Tuesday its producing three more untitled Star Wars films that'll begin to debut in theaters in 2022. The subsequent "Avatar" sequels have moved to 2023, 2025 and 2027, respectively. Meaning, "untitled Star Wars" will land in theaters on December 16, 2022, December 20, 2024, and December 18, 2026.

It looks like we'll have to go three years without new movies set in that galaxy far, far away.

The Skywalker Star Wars saga is winding down.

And while we're on the subject of Lucasarts: that Indiana Jones live-action sequel announced in 2016, with Harrison Ford attached, is still floating around in Disney's release schedule, only now marked with a release date of July 9, 2021.