Star Wars: The Force Awakens was moved to December, marking the first live action Star Wars film to be released outside of May. Rogue One followed that up by owning the Christmas season, and now The Last Jedi will do the same.
Lucasfilm announced today that Episode IX will not be following that formula:
The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.
Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film will close out the third Star Wars trilogy.
In addition, the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series is now confirmed for a July 10, 2020 release. Both Steven Spielberg, director of every Indiana Jones film, and star Harrison Ford will return.