New Star Wars movie delayed? As Yoda would say, “Patience you must have my young padawan.”
Fans eagerly awaiting the newest Star Wars installment may need an extra dose of endurance, as the latest feature film in the wildly successful series may be pushed back to December 2015, reports Yahoo! Movies on Aug. 19.
Although no official word has been released yet, Star Wars VII, due to hit theatres in 2015, had the presumed release date of May, following suit with all six films that preceded it.
According to badassdigest, multiple sources are reporting that “Disney and Lucasfilm have December circled on their calendars, with a mid-month release – the 15th – being most likely. That would take Star Wars out of the crowded summer and, more importantly, give [director] JJ Abrams and company a couple more months to work on a movie that's already running a tighter schedule than most of the other Star Wars films.”
Since every other Star Wars film has been released in May, symbolically this is a big deal.
May 25, 1977 saw the original Star Wars movie start up a decades long passion for the beloved characters and storylines. Two sequels, released in three-year intervals, followed the original movie, and sixteen years later, the first of the most recent prequel films was released.
The seventh installment of the film, which is rumored to be bringing back almost the entire group of original cast and characters, would pick up the storyline a decades after the "Return of the Jedi."