After news broke this morning about J.J. Abrams taking over writing and directing duties for Star Wars: Episode IX, it has now been announced that the release date will be pushed back. Originally, Star Wars: Episode IX was supposed to be released May 24, 2019. Now it is set to be released December 20, 2019.
This pushback is relevant in Hollywood because now we are going to see studios rushing to figure out what they can release that Memorial Day Weekend since what would arguably be the biggest competitor that weekend is now out of the picture. The only other movie that we need to concern ourselves with that weekend is Warner Bros. Pictures’ Minecraft, but the success of that film is up in the air.
Keep your eyes and ears open for news about changes in release dates from bigger studios for Memorial Day Weekend and the holiday season. We might see changes in the Wonder Woman sequel’s release date since that film was originally slated for a December 2019 release.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. Abrams will co-write the film with Christ Terrio.
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