Disney has announced a reworked schedule for part of this year as well as some films as far out as the end of 2028.
Following the recent news of Warner Bros. change to the release of Tenet, it was only a matter of time before Mulan moved as well. For the time being, Disney has pulled the film from the schedule completely. The same occurred for Wes Anderson’s upcoming The French Dispatch.
As it stands currently, this is the schedule for the remainder of 2020
- 8/28/20 NEW MUTANTS
- 8/28/20 PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
- 9/18/20 THE KING’S MAN
- 10/23/20 DEATH ON THE NILE
- 11/6/20 BLACK WIDOW
- 11/13/20 DEEP WATER
- 11/20/20 SOUL
- 12/4/20 EMPTY MAN
- 12/11/20 FREE GUY
- 12/18/20 WEST SIDE STORY
While these dates remain, there is no indication as of yet if any of these will hold. The New Mutants, in particular, we expect to see move in the near future.
Also included in the announcements were the movement of multiple films between 2021 to 2028.
- 12/16/22 AVATAR 2 (previously dated 12/17/21)
- 12/22/23 UNTITLED STAR WARS (previously dated 12/16/22)
- 12/20/24 AVATAR 3 ( previously dated 12/22/23)
- 12/19/25 UNTITLED STAR WARS (previously dated 12/20/24)
- 12/18/26 AVATAR 4 (previously dated 12/19/25)
- 12/17/27 UNTITLED STAR WARS (previously dated 12/18/26)
- 12/22/28 AVATAR 5 (previously dated 12/17/27)
The move of the Avatar films is mildly surprising as production on those has resumed in New Zealand.
It’s clear that the pandemic is going to have far reaching impacts on the film industry, and now we see that it may be years before things return to normal.