Star Wars: Episode VIII was originally planned for a release in May 2017, but Disney has today announced that they will instead be debuting it on December 15th, 2017.
That’s a delay of around 7 months, pushing it back out of the summer blockbuster window, which is bad news for not only us but also Disney.
Thankfully Dinsey does have to good news to make up for it, revealing that Star Wars: The Force Awakens broken a number of different records, including the highest-grossing domestic release ever, making over $860 million, as well as being the biggest global release ever at over 1,8 billion.
Because of those numbers, it could be likely that Disney has decided to push VIII back in order to make it good enough to follow up from this.
We know that Star Wars: Episode VIII is already in pre-production and is scheduled to begin principal photography in London next month.
Source: Star Wars