Star Wars Episode IX will follow Han Solo's lead and hit theatres in May 2019...
StarWars.com made the announcement today, confirming a May 24th 2019 release date. The website also announced that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will deliver the next Indiana Jones movie on July 10th 2020.
I have to say I'm a little sad to see Star Wars return to the summer spot. Its been nice the last few years to have a Star Wars movie at Christmas. It almost feels like that's the way its always been. I feel like I've been spoiled by the cycle of a summer Star Wars Celebration promoting the film that hits theatres at the end of the year, and now I fear that Star Wars will go up against countless super hero and giant shape shift robot movies in the summer rush.
I honestly thought we would see Disney push Han Solo back to Christmas following the success of Rogue One, and that Episode IX would naturally follow suit. But I guess the execs feel the films will do bigger numbers in the summer than in the holiday season Lets hope they're right.
How do you feel about Star Wars moving back to summer with Han Solo and Episode IX? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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