Your Next 3 ‘Star Wars’ Films Have A Set Date For Release
Since Disney bought LucasFilm, they really started churning out the movies in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: The Force Awakens crushed box office records last year, and now Rogue One is cleaning up the box office this year. Later this year, we will get Star Wars: Episode VIII. But after that, there will be even more movies (and probably even more after those).
Related: Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Here’s what we know so far:
- Episode VIII is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick).
- The film has a returning cast of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Carrie Fisher (General Leia).
- Episode VIII also has some new actors joining the cast: Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, and Kelly Marie Tran, all in unnamed roles, for the nonce.
- The theatrical release date for Episode VIII is December 15, 2017.
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story
- The film will be directed by the team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan
- Han Solo will be portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich.
- Lando Calrissian Donald Glover.
- Emilia Clarke has been cast in an unnamed role.
- The film will be released in theaters on May 25, 2018.
- Episode IX will be directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World).
- The film is being writen by the director of Episode VIII, Rian Johnson.
- While we can’t be sure all the stars of Episode VIII will be back for Episode IX, it’s a safe assumption to say that at least some of the main cast will return.
- Episode IX has a release date of 2019 (most likely Christmas, following the trajectory of previous Star Wars films like The Force Awakens and Rogue One).
Seeing as Carrie Fisher was taken by the death tornado that was 2016, it will be interesting to see how they continue the story in Episode IX unless something happens to her character in Episode VIII. It’s pretty depressing for fans to not only lose Han in TFA, but to also lose Leia in fiction as well as Carrie Fisher in real-life. Let’s hope the can continue the story in a meaningful way. I’ll be going to see it all in theaters regardless.
(Via Dork Side of the Force)
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