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Disney Delays Star Wars Episode VIII From Summer 2017 Until December

by Mike Futter on Jan 20, 2016 at 08:34 AM

Disney and Lucasfilm are about to Force choke your Summer 2017 plans. Episode VIII has been delayed until the end of next year.

The film has been dated for December 15, which also happens to be the current release date for the film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Also scheduled for that month is Avatar 2.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is now the highest grossing domestic release with over $861.3 million in revenue. The movie currently sits at third on the global box office rankings with $1.886 billion.

Star Wars Episode VIII will be written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper). The movie is currently in the pre-production phase.

[Source: Star Wars]