Disney Pushes Back Release of Some of Its Biggest Movies—Some Indefinitely

Bill Murray in "The French Dispatch"

Warner Bros. has recently removed Christopher Nolan’s Tenet from its release schedule. Now, Disney is following suit with a slew of delays and changes to its own calendar.

The most notable victims of these changes are Niki Caro’s live-action adaptation of Mulan and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Both movies got delayed and there is no new date set for their release.

Another hot franchise to be delayed is the new Avatar sequels who got pushed back for at least a year. Avatar 2 is due to be released on December 16, 2022. The next movies will be released on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026, and December 22, 2028.

The first movie in the next Star Wars trilogy was also delayed. The Taika Waititi-directed movie is now set to be released on December 22, 2023. The sequels were moved accordingly to December 19, 2025, and December 17, 2027. Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile got pushed back two weeks and The Personal History of David Copperfield was moved from mid-August to the end of the month. The Last Duel, starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, was moved from December to October of 2021.