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‘Star Wars’: Why Delaying ‘Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ Was the Right Call

Rey - Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley

Rey - Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley Rey (Daisy Ridley) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Lucasfilm

We live in a day and age where studios make their movie schedules public knowledge upward of five years in advance. Part of building hype for a film is rooted in knowing exactly when it releases in theaters years before the fact, and nowhere is this more true than with big-budget franchises. For Star WarsDisney and Lucasfilm took a similar tact in laying out the plans for the new-look trilogy. With The Force Awakens debuting last December, next up on the docket is Rogue Onethe first “anthology” movie in the history of the saga.

From there, the plan was to release Episode VIII  (now officially titled The Last Jedi) a quick five months later, with each subsequent sequel and spinoff releasing in May of their respective years. Recent events though have put that schedule in jeopardy, culminating in a massive seven-month delay

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