Well well, we’re in for a longer wait for Star Wars: Episode IX. Announced only a few hours after the director announcement, we have a new date. It seems that JJ Abrams is going to need a bit more time working on the last film in the sequel trilogy.

And it also appears that the December-release saga lives on! According to the Star Wars Twitter page, the new date will be December 20th, 2019. Woof. That means we’ll have to wait another two years for the final chapter in the story. Fans are already dying to know what happens in The Last Jedi, so the wait will be painful for those seeking answers for the final film.

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Of course, this makes sense and is a smart move. It appears that they will start from scratch, so JJ and Chris Terrio will need time to write the story, re-write and re-draft anything that needs touching up. Then it would go into production and so on and so forth. It also appears that because of this, they’ll be completely scrapping whatever Jack Thorne had been signed on to do.

What do you think of the new release date? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news.  Star Wars: Episode IX will be out in theaters December 20th, 2019.

Erin Lynch

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