Thanks to a tweet from the Star Wars Twitter account, it looks like Star Wars: Episode IX has been pushed back to a December 2019 release from a previously planned May 2019 release. This is more than likely due to the fact that the film just switched directors a few months before principal photography was scheduled to take place. Plus, J.J. Abrams isn’t just taking over as director, he’s also going to rewrite parts of the script, so it makes sense to give the film another seven months to be perfected rather than rushing towards the original May 2019 release date.
This tweet was kind of stealthy, but I’m taking it at face value, so plan on not seeing Star Wars: Episode IX until December 20, 2019. It’s just seven more months, and the time will be used to make the best closing film it can be for this new Skywalker Saga trilogy. Waiting sucks, but not as bad as a shitty Star Wars movie, so I applaud Disney’s move.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019. pic.twitter.com/rDBqmuHX89
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