The ‘Merging of the Year’, by my estimation, should not be other than the one of Disney and Fox. As expected, this factor changed everything for their highly anticipated cinematic releases for the years to come.
Specifically, according to announcements made the day before, we are on with the program up to 2027 as it follows: after the ‘Rise of the Skywalker’ scheduled for this 20th of December, we are going to receive three new ‘Star Wars’ films, on a basis of a year after the next, from 2022 onwards; this pattern is repeated with Fox’s next four ‘Avatar’ movies, with the first sequel actually starting in 2021.
Following the explosive success of Marvel’s last Avengers film, everyone is waiting for the changes to the Marvel franchise after the merger with Fox and we were not disappointed with the announcement of several dates for the coming years: two for May and November 2020: titles ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Eternals’ appearing as the most likely in the media and three in respectively corresponding time periods in 2021 and 2022. Although no specific dates have been announced, it is certain that we are expecting for ‘Dr. Strange 2 ‘, ‘Black Panther 2’, ‘Shang-Chi’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’.
Finally, Fox’s series ‘New Mutants’, having already been postponed several times on their launch date, has again been moved for August 2020, without which channel is going to have it, but most likely not Hulu.
All of this scheduling is in speculation for future changes of course, although it is obvious that after Fox’s merging with Disney, there is an endeavour to distribute the various ‘blockbuster franchises’ and reshuffle their dates so that they do not compete with one another. So the ‘holy cow’ of the audience shall bestow the best possible ‘milking’ results!