Following the massively successful release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last December, no one was surprised when Disney and Lucasfilm pushed Star Wars Episode VIII from May 2017 to December 2017. However, since then, the untitled Han Solo movie has been slotted in for May 2018, a sign perhaps that the franchise will indeed ultimately return to its well-known May slot every year moving forward.
Or not. According to Making Star Wars, “our sources in the theater industry have received a release date of December 13th, 2018 for Star Wars: Han Solo. We are not saying the release date has changed but it could signify that a release date shift for Star Wars: Han Solo is in the works.”
The site makes it clear that nothing is set in stone as of yet, but with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dominating the box office for the past few weeks, it would make sense for Disney to keep our journeys to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in this Christmas slot for the foreseeable future. Press releases relating to the movie have said only that it’s coming in 2018, so hopefully, we’ll hear something official soon.
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