Walt Disney Shifts Marvel, Star Wars and AVATAR Release Dates Due To Writers Strike

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Today, Walt Disney announced many changes coming to their studios Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Films. The shift in dates is related to the ongoing WGA writer’s strike going on in Hollywood. Every member of the WGA East & West has refused to write any more films or television episodes until their compensated for their work on the streaming services. The strike has since halted many productions going forward, forcing the studios to push their films:

Disney — “Moana” will be released on June 27, 2025

Marvel Studios — “Deadpool 3” moved up from Nov. 8, 2024 to May 3, 2024, “Captain America: Brave New World” is moving from May 3, 2024 to July 26, 2024, which in turn is delaying “Thunderbolts” to Dec. 20, 2024, “Blade” to Feb. 14, 2025, “Fantastic Four” to May 2, 2025. “Avengers: Kang Dynasty” is getting pushed back an entire year, from May 2, 2025 to May 1, 2026. It’s taking the place of “Avengers: Secret Wars,” which is jumping from May 1, 2026 to May 7, 2027.

20th Century Films — “Alien” is slated for August 16, 2024, “Avatar 3” has shifted to Dec. 19, 2025; “Avatar 4” to Dec. 21, 2029 and “Avatar 5” to Dec. 19, 2031.

Lucasfilm — “Star Wars” movie is debuting on Dec. 18, 2026 after another untitled film debuts earlier on May 22, 2026 (from December 2025).

 

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