Delay hits next Star Wars movie

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Star Wars: Episode VIII, to follow box-office hit “The Force Awakens” now expected December 2017

NEW YORK - The release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” has been delayed from May 2017 to December 2017.

The Walt Disney Co. announced the new release date, Dec. 15, on Wednesday. The date change pushes back the anticipated “Star Wars” installment set to follow the box-office hit “The Force Awakens.”

The eighth chapter in the saga is to be written and directed by Rian Johnson. Production is scheduled to begin next month in London.

Organizations: The Walt Disney Co.

Geographic location: NEW YORK, London

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  • Dead Horse
    January 25, 2016 - 16:53

    Oh no. It's almost like Lucas never did the same thing with the previous movies! Shame on Disney for being a company that's been doing this for years! How could they!

  • Cash Cow
    January 25, 2016 - 13:54

    Disney is going to churn out *stuff* for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ *censored word*

  • Darth Vader
    January 21, 2016 - 07:28