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Matt McGloin

Star Wars: Episode VIII Gets May 2017 Release Date; Edwards Spinoff A Title



Disney has announced Star Wars: Episode VIII will have a May 2017 release date.

The second of the new Star Wars movies has been given a May 26, 2017 release date, which will be directed and written by Rian Johnson.

Disney/Marvel also has Guardians of the Galaxy 2 slated for a May 5, 2017 release.

Disney also announced the Gareth Edward Star Wars spinoff will be titled Star Wars: Rogue One and will star Felicity Jones, with the story by John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.

According to Disney, the spinoff film will be the “first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga,” and has a December 16, 2016 release with filming starting this Summer in London.

Here are the Star Wars release dates:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: December 18, 2015

Star Wars: Rogue One: December 16, 2016

Star Wars: Episode VIII: May 26, 2017

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: