By Travis Martin
Despite the massive success that “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” brought to Disney, it looks like there will be delays for coming releases.
“Star Wars Episode VIII,” which was originally meant to release on May 26, 2017, has now been to December 15, 2017. This happens with principle photography only a month away.
Rumors speculate that the reason for this delay is due to the fact that director Rian Johnson spent a month rewriting the script. However, this rewrite is meant to strengthen aspects seen in “The Force Awakens,” such as expanding the role of new characters.
Another supposed reason is that Disney and Lucasfilms believes that the seventh installment’s success came from releasing the movie in December and the company wants to keep the month for all upcoming Star Wars movies. The spin-off film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is also set for a December date: December 28, 2016.
“Star Wars Episode VIII” is set to see the return of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Mark Hamill, with the introduction of Benicio Del Toro as a new character. Principle photography is set to take place in London at Pinewood Studios.
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