STAR WARS Spin-Off Named, Sequel Release Date Set

StarWarsLogoAnnual shareholder meetings are designed to do two things. One, let shareholders know how great the past year was and, two, let them know how great the upcoming year will be. And when it comes to Disney, the past was great, and the future is rosy. To so how rosy, Disney revealed some heretofore unconfirmed info about their upcoming projects.

Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spinoff project has received an official title, and that title will be Rogue One (or, more likely, Star Wars: Rogue One). The film stars Oscar-nominee Felicity Jones and is set to begin filming this summer with a December 2016 release date.

Speaking of release dates, Star Wars VIII will return to the franchise’s typical¬† Memorial Day Weekend release with a May 26, 2017 release date. Disney also confirmed that Rian Johnson (Looper) will be taking over from J.J. Abrams for the sequel, assuming the role as writer and director.

If you have been paying attention, this means that we will have a new Star Wars film a year for the next three years, and probably more. And that Disney will be releasing Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Star Wars VIII just two weeks away from each other.

Via Benzinga

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