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Star Wars: Episode IX Jumps Into Hyperspace for May 2019 Release

There’s no such thing as too much Star Wars.

The prospect of another Star Wars film two years out feels daunting, we know. But that doesn’t mean a thing for Disney, who’s announced that Episode IX will be arriving in theaters on May 24, 2019.

Instead of The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson handling the film, Episode IX will be directed by Colin Trevorrow of Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World fame. No other details have been provided, clearly, though this is the only known Star Wars film in the future that’s heading back to the series typical May release window. (Both Force Awakens and Rogue One, along with the upcoming Last Jedi, have had December release dates.) We’ll make sure to keep you up to speed with any additional updates on Star Wars Episode IX.


The next film in the series Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017. Make sure you take a look at the recent trailer from Star Wars Celebration.

What do you think of Episode IX’s release date? Would you rather see Star Wars movies move to a Spring release, instead of Winter? Let us know down in the comments.

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