'Star Wars: Episode IX' Release Date Pushed Back to December 2019

September 12, 2017

Star Wars: Episode IX

Briefly: Major news from Lucasfilm/Disney today. It has been officially announced that J.J. Abrams will return to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, replacing director Colin Trevorrow who left the project last week. The announcement also mentions that Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio (Oscar winning writer of Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League). Episode IX was originally scheduled for release in May of 2019, but Disney has also pushed the official release date back until December 20th, 2019. This isn't really a surprise, considering Episodes VII and VIII are both December releases as well, and it makes sense they want to follow that tradition. By now, a new Star Wars is becoming the perfect annual holiday treat for moviegoers all over the world. That's the latest Star Wars news, no other info was revealed.

For anyone wondering my thoughts on J.J. Abrams returning, I'm neither upset nor am I more excited than before. I enjoyed The Force Awakens and I think J.J. is a great director, so that still stands. For now, I'm just waiting to see what happens in The Last Jedi in a few months. We have no idea where exactly the story will go or what will happen, and so it's hard to even begin discussing the potential of Episode IX until we get through the next one. And I'm still crazy excited for The Last Jedi, only three months left. Bring on the Jedi.

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I'm okay with it. Would have preferred Johnson but I'll take Abrams.

Xerxexx on Sep 12, 2017


Well he makes decent movies and knows what the audience wants, so a good choice...

ari smulders on Sep 12, 2017


After The Force Awakens initial hype but eventual disappointment when the hoopla died down, I admit to being bored with the franchise. They just feel safe and lacking in nourishment or substance. Yes, it's a big event but you aren't as a viewer going to be surprised, challenged or seriously engaged. You've ticked the box that you've seen it, you've signalled on Facebook that you've checked it out but come Christmas Day, you'll have forgotten it.

Payne by name on Sep 13, 2017


Well...okay. I think the changes were bound to happen. I have faith in JJ and his skills as a very decent director.

DAVIDPD on Sep 13, 2017


HATED Jurassic World, so I was relieved Trevorrow exited. Abrams as a replacement? Initially, I was won over with Force Awakens but with repeated has such potential to be great...but the recycled McGuffins annoy the sh*t out of me. I'm excited for Rian Johnson's iteration though. Hope it delivers.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 13, 2017


Anybody else worried about the co-writer being the guy who did Batman v. Superman and Justice League??

BTA1138 on Sep 14, 2017


This series is done. They've destroyed it.

napski on Jan 1, 2019


Hahahahaha. Nope. Definitely not done at all.

Alex Billington on Jan 1, 2019

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