"Star Wars IX" sets release date

Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Star Wars started out with Memorial Day, and it also allows the studio to double-up on profiting from the film.

And as we would have hoped, the beloved Princess Leia will appear in the ninth installment of the Star Wars franchise-without the use of CGI, which was reported earlier this month.

Ford will return as Indy and Steven Spielberg will direct, but no other details have been announced.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi", directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Abrams, will open in theaters Friday, Dec. 15.

While the world eagerly anticipates December and the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there are already eyes on the final part of the New Trilogy.

Episode IX will follow both this year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2018's Han Solo film, though little else is known about the far, far away film. Before the trailer debut, Ridley said of "The Last Jedi" plot that it can be hard to "meet your heroes", which is one heck of a teaser for the unknown direction of the relationship between her character and Hamill's Skywalker. Ford will celebrate his 78th birthday just days after the new "Indiana Jones" film is set for release.

Are you excited for Episode IX?

Episode IX will be released in the summer of 2019.

Disney and Star Wars fans will have two busy moviegoing years beginning with the release of Frozen 2 in November of 2012.

But "Frozen" wasn't the only upcoming Disney film to get a 2019 release date.

Jon Favreau's new The Lion King remake is as expected coming just in time for the original's 25th anniversary, July 19th 2019.

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