>Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release in summer 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017.
>The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere outside the traditional summer blockbuster window and smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861.3 million and the third biggest global release ever with $1,886.7 billion.
>Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in preproduction and will begin principal photography in London next month. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce and J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski will executive produce. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the coming weeks.
This is a good thing. I liked having Star Wars during the holidays.
It would be awesome if watching Star Wars became a Christmas tradition!
Better get as far as possible from december, Disneyg... Cameron takes zero prisonerd
>mfw Disney thinks they're still in Kansas
Just when I thought Christmas couldn't get wrung through the consumerist wringer any more savagely, anon says something like this.
That holiday has just gotten so fucking raped over the past century.
They're going to miss 40th anniversary now. And then raped by Jim. Good job, Disney.
HAHAHA JIMFAGS ON SUICIDE WATCH
CAMERON WILL EITHER HAVE TO ACCEPT HES GETTING KEKED BY THE JEWS AND MOVE HIS RELEASE DATE OR AVATAR 2 WILL BE FLOP OF THE CENTURY
YOU COULDN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP
>mfw people actually think Avatar 2 will be out next year
'We will sell more toys if the film is released just before Christmas'
They realize their movie is shit
Change release to around holidays, just like previous release
Prepare to spam hype marketing
Prepare to consume those holiday funds
Disney stealing your christmas/whatever holiday, it's real life and you let it happen.
Will you people ever learn? Star Wars fanboys have been proven wrong on every instance and yet they still post their dumb predictions.
I figured the May, 2017 date was overly optimistic, given production times and whatnot. Yes, it would be nice for the 40th anniversary, but sticking with December seemed more reasonable from a logistical standpoint once they've started with it.
Yeah. I fear Avatar has become Cameron's white whale. I love his work, but he's sinking so much into making sequels for it that it's going to ruin him, because the film, while pretty and well done, really had no lasting appeal. He should have just moved on to Alita and let it go.
>Yfw Avatar 2 will literally get blown the fuck out
>probably won't even make half as much as Avatar
>people went to see Avatar in droves because it ushered in the era of 3D films
>people literally don't care for 3D films anymore
Jim better have something new up his sleeve here
considering how more and more people are athiest or strongly agnostic, it doesn't really matter. we're not religious prudes anymore. we're secularist and social. deal with it.
you can have christmas without religious overtones.
Probably not too much more. It will likely do better but I still wouldn't expect an enormous amount. Star Wars just plain didn't have time to marinate over there like it did here.
Oh man Avatar 2 is supposed to be about the ocean right?
>Wonderful ocean smells in the cinema
>Perfect compliment to my crab legs
I really wish he was making it in smell-o-vision now.
Most atheist people I know just buy themselves something on Christmas, often times not even bothering to get a tree. Atheists really don't feel a sense of generosity towards their fellow man, that's why they want the government to handle the poor, so they don't have to get out of bed and volunteer for charity work.
If they are starting filming next month, they can film the CG heavy things first and have well over a year to get it set up. As long as they are done filming by the time Rogue One premieres, they will have a full year to polish it.
I don't have any fedora images anymore sorry buddy
Anyways disney exposed themselves as not caring about the movies by putting out a lackluster as fuck movie so I don't see Star Wars being as big a moneymaker as the marvel movies
Good. Delay it longer...
We don't need another repeat of TFA!
>no 40th Anniversary special release
>scared of being overshadowed by GOTG2
It will be strange if this series turns into Melrose Place....
Oh shit. So wait. There was a new female role rumored to be a love interest for Finn. She was previously supposed to be that Mbatha black girl, but now that TFA didn't do as well in Asia, they wanna switch her to an Asian girl.
Only thing is, why would that require rewrites? Was the black girl gonna be Lando's daughter or something?
Has production even started on Fern Gully 2? Star Wars starts production in like 5 weeks. What's Cameron doing?
>webm Cameron related
>how will we get more asians to see this
>make the asian the love interest for a nig
>They said TFA would beat avatar
Didn't even come close
Noone gives a fuck
>They said it will beat titanic
Wont even do that
>B-but Avatar doesn't have anything memorable
You see when people lose arguments, they try to evade the subject and "win" the argument by bringing up irrelevant matters
Things is TFA fags got assblasted twice they have 0 liability on who is beating who. Based Jim is coming to town.