Star Wars Episode VIII has been pushed back until December 15th 2017. We started to hear chatter a couple of days ago that the movie was getting a rewrite to boost the characters of Rey and Finn, with some of the new supporting characters having their roles reduced slightly. Read the announcement from StarWars.com, below...
"Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release in summer 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017.
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."
What do you make of the news that Star Wars will be a Christmas movie for at least another couple of years? Is this a bad sign for Rian Johnson's The Force Awakens follow up? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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