Star Wars Episode VIII Pushed Back to December 2017

As The Force Awakens is currently killing it at the box office, most of us are pretty excited for 2017’s as-of-yet-untitle eighth episode in the Saga. I mean, sure, 2016 will give us the first spinoff film (Rogue One), but we all know it’s not the same. For the longest time Episode VIII has had a May 2017 release date, but not so much anymore.

In the wake of script rewrites for the film, we now know the Rian Johnson written and directed installment is being pushed back to December 15th, 2017.

Frankly, besides giving the film more time for production, this also makes sense from a market standpoint. Rogue One would have only come out six months prior with the original release date, and with less than a year between Star Wars films the impact might have been reduced. There is also frankly a lot less competition in the theaters with a winter release date, which should also help the film. Personally, I’m still excited.

Even if I have to wait longer.

Via Screenrant