A few months ago it was rumored that J.j. Abrams Star Wars Episode 7 would be pushed back from the summer blockbuster season to an untraditional winter release. This was just a rumor at the time but it started to gain steam as we pushed forward with all the various issues the production has been having.
Just this past week it was reported that J.J. Abrams asked for the film to be pushed back to 2016, but Disney refused. Instead, a compromise seems to have been met as it has just been announced that Star Wars Episode 7 will be released in December 18, 2015 and not May 2015.
Here’s the statement from Disney and Lucasfilm making the announcement:
We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture
This really shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise as we expected this would be happening. But still it’s nice to finally know when the movie will be hitting theaters.
Fans were teased a big announcement and this seems to have been what Disney was building up to. With the official release date now locked in, fans can move their attention back to wondering just who’s going to show up on screen when the film does hit theaters.