Disney has postponed the release date for the next installment of Star Wars.
Star Wars: Episode VIII was originally set to come out on May 26, 2017. Disney announced on Wednesday that the movie will instead be coming out the following holiday season on Dec. 15. That will be almost exactly two years after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which shattered numerous box office records and became the top-selling film of all time in the U.S. and Canada within just a few weeks.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in preproduction and will begin principal photography in London next month. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce and J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski will executive produce.