Say it ain’t so! Disney has made the decision to push Star Wars: Episode VIII‘s release date from May 26th to December 15th, 2017. This comes not even a week after rumors of script rewrites to focus more on the new characters introduced in The Force Awakens.
— Star Wars (@starwars) January 20, 2016
Of course, every action has a reaction. In its place, Disney has moved Pirates of the Caribbean‘s next installment from July 7th to Star Wars‘ original date of May 26th. Minutes after the announcement, Spider-Man has moved into Pirate of the Caribbean‘s old slot of July 7th. It must be nice to have a working relationship with Marvel Studios.
Spielberg will have to think again if he wants to release his scheduled Ready Player One on December 15th….