Mark Hamill as Luke and Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Episode IX has a new release date, and will open in December 2019 instead of its previously scheduled May window. The film has recently undergone massive changes in the creative team, with Force Awakens helmsman J.J. Abrams stepping in to replace the departed Colin Trevorrow (who left the project last week due to creative differences with Lucasfilm). Abrams is also writing the movie alongside Argo scribe Chris Terrio, which isn’t a surprising development considering the script was the biggest hurdle Trevorrow (and then Jack Thorne) was unable to clear.

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