Disney has revealed the release date for a number of their upcoming films today, including Star Wars: Episode IX, which debuts on May 24th, 2019. While the flick was rumored to be moving to a spring slot a while back, this is the first confirmation we have and marks an interesting departure for the studio, as The Force Awakens premiered in December and The Last Jedi is set for the same release window, as well.
Then again, the Star Wars movies have had a long history of debuting on Memorial Day weekend, and it’ll be fascinating to see how Episode IX performs at the box office when compared to the last few releases from the franchise. Admittedly, it probably won’t make a huge difference because, well, this is Star Wars we’re talking about, but still, all eyes will be on the film to see what kind of numbers it can post when it opens in May of 2019.
In addition to Colin Trevorrow’s blockbuster, the House of Mouse also gave us dates for several other notable projects that they’ve got in the works, and you can check them out below:
- Indiana Jones 5 – July 10th, 2020
- The Lion King – July 19th, 2019
- Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 – November 21st, 2018
- Gigantic – November 25th, 2020
- Frozen 2 – November 27th, 2019
With all of these films still so far off, we don’t really know a whole lot about any of them at the moment. Regardless, it’s looking like Disney’s got a few very big years coming up and as far as this new release date for Star Wars: Episode IX goes, fans should definitely be happy to hear that the gap between The Last Jedi and its sequel won’t be as long as expected.