Star Wars: Episode VIII Release Date Pushed Back
Welp. Star Wars fans will have to wait even longer to return to a galaxy far far away.
On Wednesday (Jan 20), Disney and Lucasfilm announced the original release date of Star Wars: Episode VIII has been pushed back from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017.
Here’s the scoop:
The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere outside the traditional summer blockbuster window and smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861.3 million and the third biggest global release ever with $1.886.7 billion.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in preproduction and will begin principal photography in London next month. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce and J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski will executive produce. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the coming weeks.
Are you looking forward to the next installment?
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