Avatar Sequels Delayed Again


by James White |
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If you're one of those people convinced that James Cameron's Avatar sequels may never see the light of day, here's some more fuel for your comedic fire. Disney – the new owners of 20th Century Fox – has announced a slew of altered release dates for the studio's output, and the return visits to Pandora are among those affected.

Once scheduled for 18 December next year, Avatar 2 has shifted a year to 17 December 2021. And that naturally had repercussions going forward, as Avatar 3 will now debut on 22 December 2023, with the fourth film due on 29 December 2025 and the fifth on 17 December 2027.

The Mouse House announced scheduled changes for several movies on the Fox schedule, including fellow sci-fi pic Ad Astra, which stars Brad Pitt and is shifting from an originally scheduled May bow to September, which appears to be targeting more of an awards push release. We'd offer our standard disclaimer here that release dates announced are for the US, though the Avatar details should be day and date.

Avatar's shift is also likely impacted by Disney announcing dates for three new Star Wars movies, about which you can read more here.

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