OBVIOUS WARNING: Contains spoilers for The Force Awakens. STAR WARS EPISODE 8: The Release Date.
Yep, the official release date is now set to May 26, 2017! And Disney confirmed that Rian Johnson (the man who brought us the time-travel science-fiction movie Looper) will direct Star Wars Episode 8.
Star Wars Episode 8 Release Date – Star Wars VIII Movie.
Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. Thirty years after the fall of the Empire, the evil First Order has risen from its ashes to spread tyranny through the galaxy. The Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, looks to stop these villains — and find the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, written and directed by Rian Johnson, will hit the screens on May 26, 2017, revealed Walt Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. The first Star Wars spin-off, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, will be called Rogue One.
Rian Johnson, the writer/director behind such acclaimed films as the high school Noir Brick and the time-travel action/thriller Looper, was quick to confirm reports that he’s calling the shots on Star Wars: Episode VIII last year, when the story first broke.
When will Star Wars Episode 8 come out in theaters? The movie's release date was postponed to December 2017. Let's wait for the premiere!
But the fan theories and supposed script leaks haven’t stopped coming since Rian Johnson began shooting ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ in February, and we’ve still got nearly 18 months to go until the movie’s December 2017 release date.
— Star Wars (@starwars) January 20, 2016. The new release date for Star Wars: Episode 8 will pit it directly against Avatar 2 , scheduled for release on Dec.
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