Bob Iger Reaffirms STAR WARS Episode VIII And IX Release Dates
According to The Wrap [via Get Your Geek On], Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed to Disney investors that Star Wars: Episode VII will arrive in 2017 and Episode IX will arrive in 2019. Currently, Rian Johnson (Looper) is attached to direct. J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. Here's what Iger shared with Disney stockholders in a written statement:
Disney CEO Bob Iger talks Star Wars: Episode VIII and IX release dates to Disney stockholders in a released statement. Find out the year you can see what direction Rian Johnson has taken the Star Wars franchise as he takes the baton from J.J. Abrams.
“As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage… I can assure the millions of ‘Star Wars’ fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait. And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional ‘Star Wars’ storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with ‘Episode IX’ in 2019."
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