Online Broadband Guide
Online Broadband Guide


Disney sets May 2019 release date for new 'Star Wars' film

Disney sets May 2019 release date for new 'Star Wars' film

The Han Solo movie, still officially untitled, comes to theaters on May 25, 2018, setting Star Wars fans up for a one-year wait until Episode IX.

In just over two years, the third Star Wars trilogy will come to a close.

This shift in release dates marks Rian Johnston's The Last Jedi as the final Star Wars movie to be released during the holiday season.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is slated for release on December 15, 2017.

Obviously, don't expect any real details about Episode 9 for quite some time. Kennedy touched on how she and the team have to balance several things at once: now they're focused on the Han Solo movie but are also about to start script reading and revisions on Episode IX, as well as looking into spin-off movies. The only other films now set for that date are Minecraft and Universal's untitled Doctor Dolittle movie, but you can bet that they're both going to get the hell out of Dodge to make way for the Star Wars behemoth.

Disney and Lucasfilm have booked a date in theatres for Colin Trevorrow's "Star Wars: Episode IX" - May 24, 2019. Only of late has the Star Wars universe migrated to December with 2015's "The Force Awakens", last year's "Rogue One" and this year's upcoming "The Last Jedi". The follow-up to the surprise animated juggernaut released in 2013 will be six years in the making, and expectations are high for a the franchise which has been dominant in toy sales ever since. What will probably be Harrison Ford's swan song as Indy was originally scheduled for July 19, 2019.

Director Jon Favreau's live-action Lion King, featuring Donald Glover as Simba, was expected to debut on July 19, 2019, while the animated sequel to the smash-hit Frozen will come later that year on November 27, 2019.

follow

editors' picks

May 05, 2017
Trump Announces Trip to Saudi Arabia, Zionist Entity, Vatican
Calling it "a very good question", a senior administration official said "it remains to be seen" if the Saudi shift is genuine. The White House had said previously that Trump would travel to Belgium and Italy for the G7 summit before Memorial Day.

May 04, 2017
J&K Governor meets Rajnath, discusses Kashmir situation
Earlier in the day, the Election Commission has cancelled the Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll citing that the situation in the valley was not feasible to hold elections.

May 03, 2017
Man phoned ex as he shot strangers at pool party
Griffin briefly froze and then dropped to the ground as six rounds sent people scattering and dropped others on the pool deck. Efforts to reach his ex-girlfriend were unsuccessful. "Please pray for the Clark side of my family in San Diego ".

May 02, 2017
San Diego shooting: What we know so far
The alleged gunman, identified as Peter Selis, 49, was shot and killed by police, San Diego police said. Another witness said Selis sat in a lawn chair during the incident, and was "telling people to leave".

May 02, 2017
Amazon Shutting Down its Free Amazon Underground Service
Additionally, those with Fire tablets can still download and update apps through Underground until 2019. Amazon Underground is a program where you can get free access to paid apps and paid in-app purchases.

May 02, 2017
China 'putting pressure' on North Korea
The programme's repeated failures over the past few years have given rise to suspicions of U.S. sabotage. North Korean officials boycotted the meeting, which was chaired by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

May 02, 2017
Chelsea won't ease up in title race, says Antonio Conte
It is great for him. "But I think he understood I trust him because I put him in the (FA Cup) semi-final against Tottenham". "Also at this part of the season, sometimes it's important to try to play even if your condition is not 100 per cent.

May 02, 2017
Ja Rule's Fyre Festival hit with $100 million class-action lawsuit
Requests for comment from their respective representatives were not immediately returned to ABC News . Tents and a portable toilet set up for attendees for the Fyre Festival in the Exuma islands, Bahamas.

April 30, 2017
Corbyn kicks off United Kingdom election campaign, vowing to overturn 'rigged system'
A European Commission spokesman said the real political negotiations on Brexit would start after the election . The hotly contested "Brexit" referendum ended with the resignation of then-Prime Minister David Cameron.

April 29, 2017
Star Wars: Episode IX gets an official release date
On Tuesday, an offical press e-mail from Disney listed all the release dates for upcoming feature films through the year 2021. Lucasfilm and Walt Disney have announced new release dates for Star Wars: Episode IX and the fifth Indiana Jones movie.