‘Disney’ Dates: Fox Films Shift, ‘Avatar’ Dates Move, Three New ‘Star Wars’ Movies Slated, & Much (Much) More

Disney just unveiled a huge update to their upcoming film slate, from 20th Century Fox, to ‘Avatar,’ to ‘Star Wars.’ Let’s jump right in!

2019

The Art of Racing in the Rain – August 9th (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: Simon Curtis (‘Woman in Gold,’ ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’)
  • Writer: Mark Bomback (‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Outlaw King’)
  • Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kevin Costner
  • Old Date: September 27, 2019

Ready or Not – August 23rd (20th Century Fox)

  • Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett (‘V/H/S,’ ‘Devil’s Due’)
  • Writers: Guy Busick (‘Watch Over Me,’ ‘Stan Against Evil’), Ryan Murphy (‘Minutes Past Midnight’)
  • Cast: Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, Adam Brody

Ad Astra – September 20th (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: James Gray (‘The Immigrant,’ ‘The Lost City of Z’)
  • Writers: James Gray, Ethan Gross (‘Klepto,’ ‘Fringe’)
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland
  • Old Date: May 24, 2019

Spies in Disguise – December 25th (20th Century Fox: Blue Sky)

  • Director: Nick Bruno & Troy Quane
  • Writer: Brad Copeland (‘Arrested Development,’ ‘Ferdinand’)
  • Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Ben Mendelsohn
  • Old Date: September 13, 2019

2020

Underwater – January 10th (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: William Eubank (‘Love,’ ‘The Signal’)
  • Writers: Brian Duffield (‘Jane Got a Gun,’ ‘The Babysitter’), Adam Cozad (‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan’)
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr.

Call of the Wild – February 21st (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: Chris Sanders (‘Lilo & Stitch,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon’)
  • Writer: Michael Green (‘American Gods,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’)
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford
  • Old Date: December 25, 2019

The New Mutants – April 3rd (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: Josh Boone (‘Stuck in Love,’ ‘The Fault in Our Stars’)
  • Writers: Josh Boone, Knate Lee (‘Cardboard Boxer, ‘Kidnap’)
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga
  • Old Date: August 2, 2019
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Artemis Fowl – May 29th (Disney)

  • Director: Kenneth Branagh (‘Thor,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’)
  • Writers: Michael Goldenberg (‘Contact,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’), Adam Kline, Conor McPherson
  • Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Judi Dench
  • Old Date: August 9, 2019

The One and Only Ivan – August 14th (Disney)

  • Director: Thea Sharrock (‘Call the Midwife,’ ‘Me Before You’)
  • Writer: Mike White (‘School of Rock,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’)
  • Cast: Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito

Death on the Nile – October 9th (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: Kenneth Branagh (‘Thor,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’)
  • Writer: Michael Green (‘American Gods,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’)
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, Kenneth Branagh
  • Old Date: October 2, 2020

West Side Story (2020) – December 18th (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: Steven Spielberg (‘The Post,’ ‘Ready Player One’)
  • Writer: Tony Kushner (‘Munich,’ ‘Lincoln’)
  • Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James

Cruella – December 23rd (Disney)

  • Director: Craig Gillespie (‘The Finest Hours,’ ‘I, Tonya’)
  • Writer: Tony McNamara (‘Ashby,’ ‘The Favourite’)
  • Cast: Emma Stone

2021

Nimona – March 5th (20th Century Fox: Blue Sky)

  • Director: Patrick Osborne (‘Feast,’ ‘Pearl’)
  • Writers: Marc Haimes (‘Kubo and the Two Strings’), Max Werner (‘The Colbert Report,’ ‘Red Oaks’)
  • Cast: TBA
  • Old Date: February 14, 2020

Avatar 2 – December 17th (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: James Cameron (‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day,’ ‘Titanic’)
  • Writers: James Cameron, Josh Friedman (‘War of the Worlds,’ ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’), Shane Salerno (‘Armageddon,’ ‘Savages’)
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver
  • Old Date: December 18, 2020

2022

Untitled Star Wars Movie I – December 16th (Disney)

  • Director: TBA, Likely Rian Johnson (‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’)
  • Writer: TBA, Likely Rian Johnson or D.B. Weiss & David Benioff (‘Game of Thrones’)
  • Cast: TBA
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2023

Avatar 3 – December 22nd (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: James Cameron (‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day,’ ‘Titanic’)
  • Writers: James Cameron, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Jurassic World’), Shane Salerno (‘Armageddon,’ ‘Savages’)
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver
  • Old Date: December 17, 2021

2024

Untitled Star Wars Movie II – December 20th (Disney)

  • Director: TBA, Likely Rian Johnson (‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’)
  • Writer: TBA, Likely Rian Johnson or D.B. Weiss & David Benioff (‘Game of Thrones’)
  • Cast: TBA

2025

Avatar 4 – December 19th (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: James Cameron (‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day,’ ‘Titanic’)
  • Writers: James Cameron, Shane Salerno (‘Armageddon,’ ‘Savages’)
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver
  • Old Date: December 20, 2024

2026

Untitled Star Wars Movie III – December 18th (Disney)

  • Director: TBA, Likely Rian Johnson (‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’)
  • Writer: TBA, Likely Rian Johnson or D.B. Weiss & David Benioff (‘Game of Thrones’)
  • Cast: TBA

2027

Avatar 5 – December 17th (20th Century Fox)

  • Director: James Cameron (‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day,’ ‘Titanic’)
  • Writers: James Cameron, Shane Salerno (‘Armageddon,’ ‘Savages’)
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver
  • Old Date: December 19, 2025

So, there you have it! Lots of movies coming from the House of Mouse. But, there are clearly more dates that will come soon. However, the when is really the part we don’t know.

Also, there are still so many hidden dates from Disney, so there will surely be surprises down the road.

For now, take in all the movies coming in the next 8 years!

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