‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Changes Release Date After J.J. Abrams Comes on Board

You’ll have to wait a little longer to see ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ after all…

The musical chairs of directors leading ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ has led to a change in the release dates for the movie.

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ was originally scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019 and the film will now land in theaters on December 20, 2019.

The change comes in large part due to the switch in directors after Colin Trevorrow — best known for his work on ‘Jurassic World’ — split from the film recently after a clash of creative differences with Lucasfilm.

J.J. Abrams — who directed ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ — has now returned to write and direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ but considering he’s just now come on board to work on the film while also co-writing the screenplay alongside Chris Terrio, that means production will get pushed back.

The end result is a slightly later release date for the movie with ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ — the final chapter in the new trilogy — landing on December 20, 2019.

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