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 Wars, Disney 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 One, the 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.