Three ‘Star Wars’ Films Added to Disney Release Slate Through 2026

The titles follow the release of “Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” this December

Last Updated: May 7, 2019 @ 10:25 AM

Disney has announced that three previously untitled live-action movies slated for 2022, 2024 and 2026 will be new, untitled “Star Wars” films.

Following the release of “Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” in December of this year, Disney will release three more “Star Wars” films on Dec. 20, 2022, Dec. 18, 2024 and Dec. 18, 2026, respectively.

“The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson and “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were reported to have been working on their own trilogies of “Star Wars” films, but it’s unclear whose trilogy these three films are associated with.

The news came in a massive announcement in which Disney mapped out films up through 2027 now with the addition of the Fox slate. Among the changes, Disney delayed all four “Avatar” sequels by one-to-two years each, pushed back “The New Mutants” and completely removed “Gambit” from the development slate.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy previously said in an interview with EW that the “Star Wars” films would be taking a “hiatus for a couple of years.” She also stressed that both Johnson and Benioff and Weiss would be working “very closely together” and even in tandem on their projects, with Benioff and Weiss segueing into “Star Wars” after completing “Game of Thrones.”

“We’re not just looking at what the next three movies might be, or talking about this in terms of a trilogy,” Kennedy said. “We’re looking at: What is the next decade of storytelling?”

Disney will also be leaning heavily on their upcoming streaming service Disney+ in order to push forward the next generation of the franchise. It has “The Mandalorian,” a series for Disney+ as led by filmmaker Jon Favreau, and a “Rogue One” prequel series that focuses on Diego Luna’s character from that film.

“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga and is directed by J.J. Abrams, returning to the series after directing “Episode VII – The Force Awakens.” It opens Dec. 20, 2019.

See the full list of changes to the Disney slate below:

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” (FOX) previously dated on 9/27/19 moves to 8/9/19

“Ready or Not” (FSL) is now dated on 8/23/19

“Ad Astra” (FOX) previously dated on 5/24/19 moves to 9/20/19

“Ford v. Ferrari” (FOX) is the updated title of previous “Untitled James Mangold Project” dated on 11/15/19

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (DIS) is the updated title of previous “Star Wars: Episode IX” dated on 12/20/19

“Spies in Disguise” (FOX) previously dated on 9/13/19 moves to 12/25/19

“Underwater” (FOX) is now dated on 1/10/20

“Call of the Wild” (FOX) previously dated on 12/25/19 moves to 2/21/20

“The New Mutants” (FOX) previously dated on 8/2/19 moves to 4/3/20

“Artemis Fowl” (DIS) previously dated on 8/9/19 moves to 5/29/20

“The One and Only Ivan” (DIS) is the updated title of previous “Untitled Disney Live Action” dated on 2/14/20, and moves to 8/14/20

“Death on the Nile” (FOX) previously dated on 10/2/20 moves to 10/9/20

“West Side Story” (FOX) is now dated on 12/18/20

“Cruella” (DIS) is the updated title of previous “Untitled Disney Live Action” dated on 12/23/20

“Nimona” (FOX) previously dated on 2/14/20 moves to 3/5/21

“Avatar 2” (FOX) previously dated on 12/18/20 moves to 12/17/21

“Untitled Star Wars” (DIS) is the updated title of previous “Untitled Disney Live Action” dated on 12/16/22

“Avatar 3” (FOX) previously dated on 12/17/21 moves to 12/22/23

“Untitled Star Wars” (DIS) is now dated on 12/20/24

“Avatar 4” (FOX) previously dated on 12/20/24 is now dated on 12/19/25

“Untitled Star Wars” (DIS) is now dated on 12/18/26

“Avatar 5” (FOX) previously dated on 12/19/25 moves to 12/17/27

“Gambit” (FOX) previously dated on 3/13/20 is removed from schedule

“Untitled Fox Marvel” (FOX) previously dated on 6/26/20 is removed from schedule

“Untitled Fox Marvel” (FOX) previously dated on 10/2/20 is removed from schedule

“Untitled Disney Live Action” (DIS) previously dated on 10/9/20 is removed from schedule

“Untitled Fox Marvel” (FOX) previously dated on 3/5/21 is removed from schedule

“Foster” (FOX) previously dated on 3/5/21 is removed from schedule

“Untitled Disney Live Action” (DIS) previously dated on 12/22/21 is removed from schedule