Disney delays ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

September 13, 2017

Walt Disney Co has delayed the release of Star Wars IX to Dec. 20, 2019. This comes after announcing the return of filmmaker J.J. Abrams to write and direct the movie.


Disney had originally said “Star Wars: Episode IX” would be released in May 2019.

ICYMI Abrams replaced filmmaker Colin Trevorrow, who parted with Disney last week citing differing creative visions with the studio.

Abrams launched Disney’s reboot of the “Star Wars” franchise with 2015’s box office hit “The Force Awakens” – so expect big things from Episode IX. The Force Awakens brought in more than $2 billion at the global box office!

“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement.

Written by Todd Hancock / https://twitter.com/toddcastpodcast