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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Release Date Moves to December 2019

Disney and Lucasfilm have pushed the release date of “Star Wars: Episode IX” from May 24, 2019 to Dec. 20, 2019.

The move comes on the heels of news that J.J. Abrams will replace Colin Trevorrow as the film’s director. Abrams will also co-write the upcoming installment with Chris Terrio.

Variety reported that Disney had already been looking to push production from February to June and that the release date would likely move even after how quickly the studio found a replacement director.

Disney has replaced the film on the release schedule with the live-action film “Aladdin” directed by Guy Ritchie, which will now open on May 24.

Disney also announced that its untitled Christopher Robin film starring Ewan McGregor will open on Aug. 3 2018. “Artemis Fowl” directed by Kenneth Branagh is now set for Aug. 9, 2019, the female Santa Clause movie “Nicole” starring Anna Kendrick is dated for Nov. 8, 2019, and the comedy “Magic Camp” has been taken off the calendar.

See Disney’s full release schedule through 2021:

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2017:
“Thor: Ragnarok” (3D) — Nov. 3, 2017
“Coco” (3D) — Nov. 22, 2017
Star Wars: the Last Jedi” (3D) — Dec. 15, 2017

2018:
“Black Panther” (3D) — Feb. 16, 2018
“A Wrinkle in Time” (3D) — Mar. 9, 2018
“Avengers: Infinity War” (3D) — May 4, 2018
Untitled Han Solo pic — May 25, 2018
“The Incredibles 2” (3D) — June 15, 2018
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (3D) — July 6, 2018
Untitled Christopher Robin project — Aug. 3, 2018
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” (3D) — Nov. 2, 2018
“Mulan” (3D) — Nov. 2, 2018
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (3D) — Nov. 21, 2018
“Mary Poppins Returns” — Dec. 25, 2018

2019:
“Captain Marvel” (3D) — Mar. 8, 2019
“Dumbo” (3D) — Mar. 29, 2019
Untitled Disneytoon Studios — April 12, 2019
Untitled “Avengers” (3D) — May 3, 2019
“Aladdin” (3D) — May 24, 2019
“Toy Story 4” — June 21, 2019
“The Lion King” (3D) — July 19, 2019
“Artermis Fowl” (3D) — Aug. 9, 2019
“Nicole” — Nov. 8, 2019
“Frozen 2” — Nov. 27, 2019
Star Wars: Episode IX” (3D) — Dec. 20, 2019

2020:
Untitled Pixar Animation (3D) — Mar. 13, 2020
Untitled Disney Live Action — April, 3, 2020
Untitled Marvel (3D) — May 1, 2020
Untitled Pixar Animation (3D) — June 19, 2020
Untitled “Indiana Jones” pic — July 10, 2020
Untitled Marvel (3D) — Aug. 7, 2020
Untitled Marvel (3D) — Nov. 6, 20202
“Gigantic” (3D) — Nov. 25, 2020

2021:
Untitled Disney Live Action — Mar. 12, 2021
Untitled Pixar Animation (3D) — June 18, 2021
Untitled Disney Animation (3D) — Nov. 24, 2021

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