[Movies] Star Wars: Episode VII Release Date Set?
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.19.2013
The film could be out at the end of 2015...
While it was previously assumed that Star Wars: Episode VII's 2015 release date meant it would be coming out in May, that may be a bit earlier than Disney is intending. MovieWeb reports that the studio is eyeing a mid-December release date for the film that year, with December 15, 2015 apparently a likely slot according to insiders at the studio.
The move would make sense for the studio, as 2015 is looking to have a crowded summer release slate. Disney along has The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 out that summer and rivals studios are releasing the likes of Man of Steel 2, Terminator 5 and Independence Day 2 as well. That would leave Disney and LucasFilm the opportunity to clean up at the box office in the winter.
Of course, take it with a grain of salt until we get official confirmation. J.J. Abrams is directing the film from a script by Michael Arndt.