Disney’s movie slate continues to shake up with some big names returning and others being released after a while.
But there’s no sign that the studio is taking the long view and dropping movies after they are already released.
As for the Avengers movie, it’s not likely to be released until 2018 at the earliest.
Disney had said it would release the movie by the end of 2019.
But that was before James Gunn announced that he would be leaving the project, and the studio’s chief creative officer, Bob Iger, was asked about it during a recent earnings call.
Iger said the movie was in the “early stages” and that the timing of the release wasn’t clear, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The report says he also said the studio was “going to keep our cards close to our chest” in order to avoid the “fear” of spoilers.
Disney said in a statement that it was “not taking a risk” in releasing the film, but added that it would “never put a date on a film.”
The news that Gunn was leaving the film comes after the film’s original director, Joss Whedon, was fired earlier this month.
Iger said during the earnings call that “the decision to bring back Joss was made by the team.”
Joss Whedon and Disney had previously been discussing a possible sequel to Avengers 2, but that deal was put on hold for a variety of reasons.
Igers also confirmed that the project was in production at Disney Animation Studios, but it wasn’t being shot at Disney or Disney Home Entertainment.
“It’s still in the early stages,” Iger told The Hollywood Register, adding that he was not sure if the project would be completed at that time.
The studio also did not disclose the release date for the film or if it would have a release in the United States or Canada.
Disney’s film slate is expected to include five films that were released in 2017 and 2017’s best movie, which is the highest-grossing film of 2017.
There is no indication of which films will get a movie release.