With J.J. Abrams on board as director, Episode IX has been pushed back to December 20, 2019. Looks like the Han Solo movie will remain the only post-Disney Star Wars film to release in May… At least for the moment.
Last week, Lucasfilm announced that they had parted ways with original IX director Colin Trevorrow. Abrams’ name was being thrown around, along with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, but he was considered the longer shot… Jokes on us, I suppose.
UPDATE: Deadline reports that Johnson was offered the slot, but declined.
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is in Japan talking up Star Wars, and at a press conference he said the movie is all but finished, with “only a few days left of work.” He also announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a voice cameo as an alien.
The rush is over – for now – and only a handful of brand new comics are out this Wednesday, September 13. Star Wars #36 and Doctor Aphra #12 are gracing shelves, although there are also second printings of Darth Vader #3 and #4.
It’s only a temporary relapse, though. Del Rey will next strain your wallet for their From a Certain Point of View anthology on October 3, and there’s plenty more coming in the run-up to The Last Jedi.
Last week, we held a bunch of giveaways for some sweet Star Wars books as part of the line up to Force Friday, and now it’s time to announce our random winners:
→ Star Wars Super Graphic: Josiah Broome
→ Rogue One IncrediBuilds: Death Star: SWPants
→ Rogue One IncrediBuilds: AT-ACT: Lisa
→ Battlefront II: Inferno Squad: Jared Mayes
Stay tuned for some more awesome book giveaways!