Lucasfilm and Disney have just officially announced the release date for the final film in the sequel trilogy — Star Wars: Episode IX….
We’ve only just seen the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and yet, today, Disney and Lucasfilm have made an announcement regarding Star Wars: Episode IX. According to StarWars.com, the official release date for Episode IX will be May 24, 2019.
"Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film will close out the third Star Wars trilogy."
Along with the Episode IX release date announcement, Disney and Lucasfilm also announced that a fifth Indiana Jones film would be released on July 10, 2020, and that both director Steven Spielberg, and actor Harrison Ford would return to the project.
Regarding Star Wars: Episode IX, it has long been discussed among Star Wars fans that the film would be pushed back to Christmas of 2019, simply for the fact that each of the newly released Star Wars films have done so well in that holiday slot.
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The Force Awakens, and Rogue One were both huge box office successes in the Christmas release slots. However, it does appear as if Disney and Lucasfilm are digging in their heels with this film, and will attempt to try their luck with a summer release schedule.
We want to hear from you: What do you think of a summer release slot for the final film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy? Are you excited? Let’s discuss in the comments below.