Star Wars: Episode IX, has just had its release date pushed back to December.
The last movie in the saga, the movie was originally supposed to have a 24 May, 2019 release date but now will premiere on 20 December, 2019.
This is about a seven-month delay, but given that they’ve just brought in J.J Abrams to direct after the departure of Colin Trevorrow, they’ll need some time to adjust. Abrams is also co-writing the movie with Chris Terrio, who won an Oscar for writing Argo.
The delay also puts the final movie on track with the previous two movies, which all have December release dates, as opposed to the prior six movies who all have May release dates.
Production is set to begin January 2018.