Star Wars: Episode VIII release date postponed by seven months


Jan,21 2016 10:42:21 IST

Los Angeles: Disney and Lucasfilm have postponed the release date of Star Wars: Episode VIII by seven months.

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The film originally set for 26 May, 2017 release, will now debut on 15 December, 2017, reported Entertainment Weekly.

According to Lucasfilm, the movie, which takes forward the story of Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and villain Kylo Ren, was supposed to begin filming this month in the UK but will now start principal photography next month.

Prior to The Force Awakens, that released on 25 December last year, Star Wars films were always summertime releases, with each of the original trilogy and the prequel movies hitting theatres in May.


Updated Date: Jan 21, 2016 10:42 AM