Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Disney Reveal Release Date For Live-Action 'Aladdin'

Disney Reveal Release Date For Live-Action 'Aladdin'

Being that Abrams is meticulous and doesn't want to rush Star Wars, the release date for the film was pushed back from May to December of 2019. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

Abrams, who successfully rebooted George Lucas's creation with 2015's "The Force Awakens", will inherit the directing chair for 2019's "Star Wars: Episode IX", the final film in the sequel trilogy, Lucasfilm announced Tuesday. Therefore, Disney and Lucasfilm [VIDEO] are said to be courting Abrams to do the movie instead. Abrams has actually made quite the name for himself in recent years for successfully revitalizing exhausted film franchises. It feels like more of an event, and a large part of that is the build up to the release that we've all become accustomed to. Abrams directed the first movie of this new trilogy which ended up grossing more than $2 billion worldwide.

One thing is for sure about Star Wars: Episode IX even several years from its release: it's not going to be the same movie it was when someone first sat down to write it.

Now, in Abrams, Kennedy turns to another sci-fi/fantasy veteran - one with whom she has an established creative harmony. In February, Making Star Wars reported that Tom Hardy would play a Stormtrooper who recognizes Finn and thinks he's still on #TeamFirstOrder. Kasdan had been a writer for the original Star Wars trilogy, collaborating on the scripts of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". Abrams sticking Daniel Craig and Ewan McGregor into The Force Awakens in unrecognizable cameos, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is doing the same. He'll also co-write the film with Chris Terrio. But there was a time not that long ago when Star Wars seemed like it could truly grow and evolve into something more; now it's clear that was a foolish belief to have. Additionally, earlier this year, Ron Howard replaced Phil Lord and Chris Miller as the director of the upcoming Han Solo spinoff project.

John Boyega is expected to star alongside Daisy Ridley for Episode IX which is due to be out in May 2019.

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