With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens gaining such praise since its release, it is finally time to bring a bit of bad news to the mix. Star Wars: Episode VIII has been delayed by six long months.
In an announcement from Disney, they are pushing the movie back from its original day of May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. To lighten the mood, they reminded us that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was originally set to release in May but still opened up to record-breaking numbers in December.
A possible reason for the delay centers around the rumor that Star Wars: Episode VIII is getting rewritten. The rumor suggests that the script is getting a rewrite to include more of Rey, Finn, and Poe. After their success in the most recent film, it is no surprise that new characters were going to have their parts diminished.
To help fill the void, Disney has moved up the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales from its original date of July 7, 2017.
We will be eagerly awaiting to watch director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII when it releases December 15, 2017. May the force be with you.