We finally know when 'Star Wars: Episode IX' will come out
May 07 2017 by Johnnie Parsons
The biggest surprise announced today was regarding Disney Animation's newest film, Gigantic. This represents a major shift from Lucasfilm scheduling its Star Wars movies for the holiday season, but it also represents the franchise going "home", so to speak. The third and final film in the trilogy has received an official release date. Ford will celebrate his 78th birthday just days after the new "Indiana Jones" film is set for release. Three weeks prior to the release of Episode IX, the Mouse will release Marvel Studios' fourth "Avengers" movie, which will conclude the comic book movie franchise's seven-year Infinity Stone saga. "The Lion King (Live Action)" film featuring James Earl and Donald Glover will be directed by Jon Favreau, and it will come out in July of 2019. Frozen 2 was actually announced a few years ago, but we haven't heard much about the planned follow-up since 2016. The same can be said for Idina Menzel who voiced the snow queen Elsa.
Following the success of "The Jungle Book", the live-action "The Lion King" is slated for July 19, 2019. Collider reports that Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck will be back to direct the sequel while Josh Gad is confirmed to return as the voice of Olaf. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Episode IX will follow both this year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2018's Han Solo film, though little else is known about the far, far away film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over $2 billion worldwide, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made well over $1 billion.
Part of the reason for that is Spielberg keeps letting other new projects cut in line.