The force certainly isn’t with us today.
As drama continues to unfold behind the scenes, a lot of changes are also being put into play. Just hours after it was announced that J.J. Abrams will return to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, Disney officially confirmed that the film’s release date has been pushed back by seven-spanking months!
The untitled Episode IX will now open on December 20, 2019 as opposed to its original date of May 24, 2019. Guy Ritchie’s potentially disastrous, live-action rendition of Aladdin will take Episode IX’s release date instead.
Although the news is a major bummer for Star Wars fans, it’s worth it to hold out for a better film than to view one that’s subpar and hastily thrown together. Of course, this delay means that Episode IX will have some serious competition at the box office since Wonder Woman 2 is slated to hit theaters just one week prior (December 13, 2019).
Abrams will helm the Star Wars franchise once again after director Colin Trevorrow departed from the project. Clearly, Abrams’ return should mark some confidence given the success of The Force Awakens. The prolific director will also co-write the script with Argo’s Chris Terrio.
Fingers crossed there are no more intergalactic shakeups in the future!