“Star Wars isn’t your average film franchise. Disney paid more than $4 billion to acquire the property in 2012, including Episode VIII,” the next chapter of the space saga and sequel to mega blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Its debut was moved from its scheduled release date of May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017, Disney recently announced.
This delays the film nearly two years after “The Force Awakens” appeared in theaters. It also means that fans will now have to wait an extra seven months to return to the adventures of Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren in a galaxy far, far away.
“The Force Awakens,” has gone on to become one of the biggest movies in box office history. With the anticipation already at a fever pitch for the next film, Disney may be making Christmas the “Star Wars” holiday at the movies.
The J.J. Abrams film starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Harrison Ford has made over $1.8 billion around world including $861 million in the U.S. alone, making it the biggest domestic grossing film of all time.