Disney announces 3 new 'Star Wars' films

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Four forthcoming Avatar films, expanding the vibrant world of Pandora, will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2021.

"The Force Awakens" was met with so much intrigue because we went 10 years without a new Star Wars film. "There will be other Star Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus".

On Tuesday evening, Disney released their upcoming release slate for 2020, 2021, and 2022, and while none of those aforementioned franchises get mentioned, there are some particular highlights that movie fans will want to know about. "Fox's 'The New Mutants" has been pushed back from August 2, 2019 to April 3, 2020. I'm okay with a new film every two years. One movie the Disney/Fox releases won't include: Gambit, which has finally been removed from the Disney slate after years of development hell.

A third possibility is that the three new movies aren't a connected trilogy, rather three standalone films like Rogue One, or a mix of Johnson, and Weiss and Benioff's films.

In addition to those two films, Disney also announced that it would release two more previously-announced fully-animated features: a feature adaptation of the Fox tv series Bob's Burgers and Ron's Gone Wrong from the U.K.'s Locksmith Animation.

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Then we have 2021, which, aside from "Avatar 2" on December 17, 2021, is the year of untitled films.

The schedule also indicates they have Star Wars films planned to be released through 2026. "The Rise of Skywalker" is said to be the final film of the sequel trilogy, though that doesn't necessarily mean Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn or Poe's stories are over.

The remaining four films in the Avatar franchise are filming back-to-back now with James Cameron returning as director.

The first "Avatar" movie is the highest-grossing film in history, bringing in roughly $2.8 billion at the worldwide box office in 2009. According to Sam Worthington, who stars in the movies, the story picks up eight years after the first movie.