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Star Wars: Episode VIII Gets a New Release Date

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According to a press release sent out Wednesday by Walt Disney Studios Publicity, Star Wars: Episode VIII has been delayed.

Originally set to come out on May 26, 2017, Episode VIII will now debut on December 15, 2017. No explanation is given for the delay, although the release does mention the box office success The Force Awakens saw in the “popular holiday moviegoing corridor.” It goes on to say:

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in pre-production and will begin principal photography in London next month. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce and J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski, and Jason McGatlin will executive produce. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for exciting updates in the coming weeks.

Welp. 2017 is going to feel really, really long.

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