The Star Wars universe continues to shift following some recent major announcements. Last week, Lucasfilm revealed that they were parting ways with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, with Star Wars 9 needing a new director to man the ship. Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that they are bringing back J.J. Abrams, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to take over the project. Now, just after that news broke, it has been revealed that the studio has decided to bump back the release date for Star Wars 9. As reported by Comicbook.com, Disney and Lucasfilm have shifted the Star Wars 9 release date from May 24, 2019, to December 20, 2019. That will give J.J. Abrams and newly hired writer Chris Terrio (Justice League) plenty of time to get the movie ready and will ensure that they don’t have to rush into production. When Colin Trevorrow was still attached to direct, Star Wars: Episode IX was reportedly slated to begin production in January of 2018, with the massive change, that seems unlikely, which is probably why the release date shifted. Lucasfilm has had a lot of luck in December during the Disney era of Star Wars so far. Star Wars:… Read full this story
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