It’s apparently the time of year when studios do the release-date shuffle: this weekend saw Fox move their calendar around and reveal things like that they’re putting out three “X-Men” movies next year, and today has seen Disney take time out of just rolling around in giant piles of money to address their current (non-Marvel) slate.
The big headline news is that “Indiana Jones 5,” previously set for July 2019, has been pushed back a year, and will now open on July 10th, 2020. It’s likely to help make room for Steven Spielberg’s schedule, after he pushed back “The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara” to make room for his Meryl Streep/Tom Hanks Pentagon Papers movie, but it’s also worth noting that Harrison Ford will be 78 years old on July 10th, 2020, and that’s assuming he doesn’t try to land his plane on another plane again. Maybe they just wanted another year to help people forget about ‘Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull‘?
In news that isn’t really news, “Star Wars Episode IX” has been officially dated for May 24th, 2019, just three weeks after the arrival of “Avengers 4,” making it a pretty big one at the box office. It’s the second “Star Wars” film to shift off the Christmas release schedule after 2018’s “Han Solo” movie, which will also open in May.
Also of note: “Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” has been delayed from next March to November 2018, while Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle In Time” takes its old date on March 9th next year. Fairy-tale animation “Gigantic” has been delayed two years to November 25th, 2020, while Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” will open on July 19th, 2019, and “Frozen 2” arrives November 27th, 2019.
There are a few more shifts, but they’re mostly for untitled Marvel, Disney or Pixar movies, including an August 7th, 2020, date that sounds a lot like it’ll be for “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3.” Here’s the gist.
- “Indiana Jones 5” moves from July 2019 to July 10, 2020.
- The sequel to “Frozen” has been dated for November 27, 2019.
- “Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” moves from March 9, 2018 to November 21, 2018.
- “A Wrinkle in Time” moves up a month to March 9, 2018 from April 6, 2018.
- Disney Animation’s “Gigantic” delays by two years moving from November 21, 2018 to November 25, 2020.
- Disney’s “Magic Camp” arrives on April 6, 2018.
- The Untitled summer Marvel movie has been moved from July 10, 2020 to August 7, 2020.
- Two new Untitled Disney Live-Action films have been set for release on April 3, 2020 and March 12, 2021.
- A new Untitled Pixar movie has been slotted for June 18, 2021
- An untitled Disney Animation movie has been pushed a year from November 25, 2020 to November 24, 2021.