The Hollywood Writers Guild strikewhich began on May 1, has caused companies such as The Walt Disney Studios to have to change release dates planned for some of their most anticipated releases.
‘Avatar 3’, ‘Thunderbolts’, ‘Blade’, ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ or ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ These are just some of the titles that will see their arrival in theaters altered, as announced by The Walt Disney Studios this Tuesday, due to the fact that productions have been paused or that the scripts are not yet ready.
In the case of the third installment of ‘Avatar’, it will officially be delayed one year and It will be released on December 19, 2025.which causes the fourth and fifth sequels in the saga not to come out until December 21, 2029 and December 19, 2031, respectively.
In fact, the producer of the franchise, Jon Landau, tweeted this Tuesday about the notorious changes: ‘Each ‘Avatar’ film is an exciting and epic undertaking that requires time to reach the level of quality that filmmakers seek and that the public expects’.
Likewise, the start of filming for ‘Thunderbolts’ and ‘Blade’ remain on hold until the picket ends, while ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ and ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ are delayed a year and they will be commercially distributed on May 1, 2026, in the first case, and on May 7, in the second.
On the other hand, the still untitled film of ‘Deadpool’ will finally be released on May 3, 2024 and ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ will be postponed to July 26 of that same year.
That’s not all because ‘Fantastic Four’ will go from February 14, 2025 to May 2 of that year and Rami Malek’s film, ‘The Amateur’ (20th Century Studios), will be released on November 8, 2024.
As for the films in the Star Wars universe that are still being developed, it is already known that one of them will move its release date from December 19, 2025 to May 22, 2026 and that the other, still without an official name, will be released on December 18, 2026.