Disney sets May 2019 release date for new 'Star Wars' film

The franchise will then close out the sequel trilogy with the ninth chapter of the Skywalker saga when Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters May 24, 2019.

The "Star Wars" anthology film focused on young Han Solo will test the Memorial Day weekend first with its previously announced May 25, 2018, release.

Episode XIII, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is due for release this December. Directed by Colin Trevorrow (known for his work on Jurassic World) it seems the movie will share a date with most other Star Wars movies, though it's good to know the year.

"Episode IX" is now in preproduction and will be directed by Colin Trevorrow ("Jurassic World").

Director Jon Favreau's live action The Lion King officially joins the Disney movie schedule. While #IndianaJones5 will still feature the return of Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford, but it's been pushed back a year to July 10th, 2020. However, Indiana Jones' former month won't be bereft of Disney movies.

Disney is the parent company of both Lucasfilm and ABC News. The animated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is slated for November 21 next year. That's rather interesting considering Bell hasn't officially signed on to reprise her role in Frozen 2 as of yet. The studio has claimed the date of December 20, 2019, for an untitled, live-action fairy tale.

Frozen 2 will be released November 27, 2019. As you can see in the above press release, Coco arrives this year, Wreck It Ralph gets another go in 2018, huge hits in 2020, and an untitled animated feature comes in 2021. Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle In Time has been pulled forward from April 6, 2018 release to March 9, 2018. "In addition, the dynamics of the release calendar tomorrow may be drastically different than today and may also include tangential strategies for the worldwide rollout of the films as well", says Dergarabedian.

  • Arturo Norris