Disney has moved the release dates for some of their upcoming and highly anticipated movie titles amid the current WGA writers’ strike. Movies affected include titles from Marvel Studios’ MCU, James Cameron’s Avatar franchise, and Star Wars, among others.
See below for all the newly changed release dates in chronological order for Disney movies slated from 2024 up to now 2031.
New Deadpool 3 Release Date
Deadpool 3 has now been moved up from November 8, 2024, to May 3, 2024. Making the release of the sequel almost six months earlier than expected.
Ryan Reynolds is set to return as the titular character alongside fellow fan favourite Wolverine who will once again be portrayed by Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman).
Fede Álvarez’s Alien Movie
Amongst the new release date updates from Disney included a brand-new release date for Fede Álvarez’s Alien movie.
The title has now been revealed to be scheduled for August 16, 2024.
Captain America 4: Brave New World
The upcoming Captain America sequel Brave New World, starring Anthony Mackie as the titular character, has now been delayed from May 3, 2024, to July 26, 2024.
The movie was formerly known as Captain America: New World Order and is the fourth official instalment of the MCU-Captain America movie series.
Untitled Disney Film
An untitled Disney film was also slated for a September 6, 2024, release, however, the title has not yet been revealed.
The Amateur also received a release date of November 8, 2024. Rami Malek (No Time To Die) is set to star with James Hawes (Doctor Who, Black Mirror) directing.
Marvel Studios’ star-filled movie entitled Thunderbolts has now been delayed from July 26, 2024, to December 20, 2024.
The MCU adaptation of Blade, starring Mahershala Ali as the vampiric titular character, has been delayed from December 20, 2024, to February 14, 2025.
Untitled Disney Film
Another untitled Disney flick that already had a release date of April 11, 2025, was pushed to March 21, 2025.
The highly anticipated MCU adaptation of Fantastic Four has now been delayed from February 14, 2025, to May 2, 2025. Almost two years from now as of writing.
The lineup for the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot has yet to be confirmed.
Like Blade, James Cameron’s Avatar 3 has also been pushed out of 2024 as it has been delayed from December 20, 2024, to December 19, 2025.
Live-Action Moana Movie
The live-action Moana movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, has received an official release date of June 27, 2025.
The title was also revealed to have originally been set to release on July 2, 2025, just less than a month after the new release date.
Untitled Marvel Movie
An untitled Marvel movie was also revealed to be coming out on July 25, 2025.
Untitled Disney Film
Yet another untitled Disney flick was moved up, not back, from August 15, 2025, to August 8, 2025. It’s currently unclear as to what this exact title will be about.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, the sequel to Avengers: Endgame and the current phase of the MCU, has been delayed from May 2, 2025, to May 1, 2026.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s New Jedi Order Movie
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s New Jedi Order movie has been delayed from December 19, 2025, to May 22, 2026.
Untitled Star Wars Movie #1
The soonest-to-be-released untitled Star Wars movie that was set for a December 19, 2025, release is now coming out on May 22, 2026.
Avengers: Secret Wars
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Secret Wars, which is expected to be one the largest scaled out of the series so far, has been pushed back by a whole year from May 1, 2026, to May 7, 2027.
Untitled Star Wars Movie #2
The later untitled Star Wars movie received a brand-new release date as Disney revealed December 18, 2026, is the date for Star Wars fans to put in their calendar.
Untitled Star Wars Movie #3
Another untitled Star Wars movie was also confirmed to be scheduled for a December 17, 2027 release. Similar to the previously mentioned Star Wars flicks with no title, the plot and character details are being kept under wraps.
James Cameron’s Avatar 4 was pushed back by a total of three years, from December 18, 2026, to December 21, 2029.
Similar to Avatar 4, another three-year pushback for Avatar 5 was revealed as it has been delayed from December 22, 2028, to December 19, 2031.