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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Pushed to December 20, 2019

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Written by: Taylor Salan
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The road to ‘Star Wars: Episode IX‘ just got a little bit longer. Last week, a series of changes happened that culminated with the firing of Colin Trevorrow, and subsequent Hiring of J.J. Abrams as director. Before this news landed, the film was set to go into production January 2018 with a planned release date of May 24, 2019. As soon as the directing announcement was made, Lucasfilm also confirmed that Abrams and writer Chris Terrio (Justice League) would re-write the story from scratch, meaning that the production would most likely not meet it’s release date.

Now that the tremors of the ‘Star Wars: Episode IX‘ shake-up have begun to settle, the official twitter of Star Wars has announced that the release date has been pushed to December 20, 2019. Here’s the official announcement:

It was rumored that Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy was unhappy with the multiple attempts that Tevorrow had at writing the script, which was certainly a contributing factor in his firing. But now that Abrams and Terri are re-writing the script, the release date change essentially gives the duo the time to develop the story and script before shooting begins. Hopefully this shift allows the two the time to craft a story that proves to be a satisfying ending to the new ‘Star Wars‘ trilogy.

About the Author

Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan is a independent filmmaker who currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. Since childhood, Taylor Salan had a fascination with movies. Although he was an avid fan of film as a child, it wasn’t until his years as a young adult that his passion for the art of filmmaking truly came to fruition. A current student of the film production program at California State University Northridge, Taylor studies Cinematography but ultimately has plans to direct full time if afforded the opportunity. In his spare time, Taylor produces audio podcasts and blogs about film for He is also a longtime musician, playing drums for over 8 years.



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