On Monday morning, Walt Disney Studios announced the re-scheduled release dates for their upcoming productions, and the Star Wars Episode VIII release date has been postponed to December 15, 2017.
On January 20 comes bad news for Star Wars fans. They would have to wait two years before the next installment of the series, Star Wars: Episode VIII, hits the silver screen.
It is believed that the huge success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has compelled Disney to take a second thought on the release date of its next installment. The holiday corridor starting mid-December has always been the best time for movies to gather the highest records.
By shifting the release of Star Wars Episode VIII to December 2017 from May 26, 2017, Disney has made it clear that they are trying to cash in on the holiday mood in the best way.
The original Star Wars Episode VIII release date has been booked for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It was previously scheduled to release on July 7, 2017. Well, obviously there are new levels of excitement for the next Star Wars, but Dead Men Tell No Tales with Captain Jack Sparrow is not a lesser entertainer either.
This time, Johnny Depp will get back with Geoffrey Rush. Orlando Bloom will be there along with the more terrifying Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem. So, though the Star Wars Episode VIII release has been postponed, fans will now get all the action of the pirates months before its original release date.