This morning, The Walt Disney Studios announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises. If you read my recent review of The Force Awakens, you know I’m excited!
Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017. Don’t get crazy! I know you are a little nervous about the push. But I’m not concerned. If they need a few more months to seal things up, let them have it. It will be SO WORTH IT OH MY GOODNESS.
This time, I’m going to the theatre in a full get up. And yes, I’m dead serious.
By the way, in case you were curious about numbers for their last December release, The Force Awakens is en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861M and the third biggest global release ever with $1.887B. Cha-ching.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in pre-production and will begin principal photography in London next month.
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will set sail on May 26, 2017. Woo hoo!
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow with Geoffrey Rush back on board as Barbossa, Orlando Bloom resurfacing as Will Turner, and a terrifying new adversary, Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, in the mix.
Sign. Me. Up.