Well, we can't always get what we want. I suppose the galaxy just doesn't work that way. Disney announced the official release date for the next installment of this generation's Star Wars saga has been changed based on the huge success of the December release of The Force Awakens. The sequel was originally planned for a May 26, 2017 release to take advantage of that summer box office magic, but it turns out after The Force Awakens's unprecedented success in the winter, Disney doesn't want to fix what's not broken!
'Star Wars: Episode VIII' will now be released on December 15, 2017
Yes, you will have to wait another painful 7 months to feed your Star Wars obsession and to find the answers to the thousands of questions Force Awakens so inconsiderately left you with. Why would Disney do such a thing? Here's a little explanation Disney provided us with via a newsletter to the fans:
The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere outside the traditional summer blockbuster window and smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861.3 million and the third biggest global release ever with $1,886.7 billion.
Me right now:
So, basically they want to break more records and have more time to make a movie to rival its predecessor. Disney also confirmed Episode 8 is in pre-production and being written by Rian Johnson.
Honestly, if we get a film half as good as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I would wait a lifetime! Okay, not really, just a few extra months, that's about all I can handle.
Star Wars: Episode 8 has yet to be titled, and begins filming next month in London, while Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters now!