The Star Wars 9 release date is now May 24, 2019

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The release date for Star Wars 9 is May 24, 2019. Disney and Lucasfilm made the announcement on the official Star Wars site along with the above teaser image, also re-confirming that director Colin Trevorrow is leading work on the film.

So far, we know more about what won't be in Star Wars 9 than will be, or rather who. Lucasfilm has definitively stated that the late Carrie Fisher will not appear in Star Wars 9, ruling out any possibility of re-using existing footage or editing in a CGI double like in Rogue One. Filming has not yet begun on the next chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy, but I'm still processing that trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so I can't be too impatient.

Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, and more, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

For more stellar warring, read 10 questions we have after watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi's trailer, and (trailer spoiler, if that's a thing) five theories about why Luke wants the Jedi to end.

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