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Star Wars: Episode IX delayed until December 2019
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Star Wars: Episode IX delayed until December 2019

Star Wars: Episode IX has been delayed until December 2019. 

Yesterday it was announced that JJ Abrams would be taking over the film and would write and direct the film after the departure of director Colin Trevorrow.

This is a change that has led to the film being moved from May 24th in 2019 to December 20th in 2019, the day after the sequel to Wonder Woman is due in cinemas. 


The next Star Wars instalment is The Last Jedi, which comes to UK cinemas on December 14th this year. 

The Last Jedi sees Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis and the late Carrie Fisher return for the new movie, while Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran join the cast. 

Looper director Rian Johnson writes and directs this new movie. 

The movie is the follow-up to the hugely successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens and picks up directly after that movie with Rey having finally completed the search for Luke Skywalker. You can see the first trailer here.

You can check out The Force Awakens and the complete Star Wars back catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

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