On Tuesday, Disney and Lucasfilm announced the release dates for numerous upcoming titles — including a future “Star Wars.”
The major headline is that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will be released May 24, 2019. That’s the first time a movie from the “Star Wars” saga will be released in May since 2005’s “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”
“The Force Awakens” and this year’s “The Last Jedi” were given December releases. “Episode IX,” the follow-up to “Last Jedi,” will be the last film in the new “Star Wars” trilogy from Disney.
“Episode IX” is currently in preproduction and will be directed by Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”).
The next standalone “Star Wars” anthology movie will also be released during the summer: The untitled Han Solo film will come out May 25, 2018.
Disney/Lucasfilm also announced that the live-action “The Lion King” movie will be released July 19, 2019, while “Frozen 2” will be in theatres on November 27, 2019.
And the next “Indiana Jones” movie, with Harrison Ford starring, has been pushed back a year. It’s now scheduled to be released on July 10, 2020.
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