Star Wars: Episode IX, Frozen 2 & Indiana Jones 5 get Release Dates
Disney announced some updated release dates for a slew of its upcoming films; some of them are their very biggest titles. They include Star Wars: Episode 9, Indiana Jones 5, Frozen 2, Gigantic, The Lion King, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
The biggest news is for Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX, which will be released on May 24, 2019. You’ll notice this changes a recent trend for Lucasfilm, which has been scheduling its Star Wars films in late December after The Force Awakens and Rogue One did such brisk business the past two years in that time slot. This is actually a return for the franchise to its usual slot, as Star Wars long planted its intergalactic flag in Memorial Day weekend. The untitled Han Solo film will begin their move back to the Memorial Day weekend, with Episode IX returning the saga trilogy to the start of summer.
Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time will now open on March 9, 2018.
Indiana Jones 5 has been shifted from July 2019 to July 10, 2020, likely to accommodate director Steven Spielberg’s perpetually busy schedule. This means that 2019 will see Episode IX swiftly followed by Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Lion King on July 19, 2019.
Disney’s animated slate has been re-shuffled, with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 moving from March 2018 to November 21, 2018.
And a little movie called Frozen 2 arrives on November 27, 2019.
Here’s the full, updated Disney schedule: