Disney is pulling all the strings this month as they’ve announced and confirmed the release date of the 9th installment of Star Wars. "Star Wars: Episode IX" is considered as The End of An Era for the franchise but it does have some surprises as promised by the producers.
‘Star Wars’ Episode IX Is Not 'The Last Jedi Episode As Perceived By Some Fans
Last Tuesday, Disney caught the fans off guard when they announced that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will be released on May 24, 2019. This might sound odd to their avid fans as “Star Wars” usually release their films around the Christmas holiday. Fans are speculating that the reason behind the release date is a move due to the issues that the franchise encountered before. However, basing on the timeline that was revealed by Disney, the main reason why they made the move is to give way to the "Han Solo Origin" film which is already scheduled on May 25 next year.
Apparently, there are still a lot of fans who are still puzzled about Han Solo’s origin. Most of them are not convinced with the way his character was introduced before and that is the reason why the origin movie was made. Some fans are also confused about Episode IX stating that this episode is actually about “The Last Jedi”. However, that is not the case as “Star Wars: Episode IX” has a different plot comparing to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.
Multiple social media pages and Reddit thread seems to have their own war. Some of the fans are annoyed with how Disney approach "Star Wars: Episode IX" and stating that the last installation for the trilogy will be an epic fail. However, majority of the fans understand that the reason why Disney is tight lipped about their plans is to "keep" the magic of "Star Wars".
There’s also an ongoing rumor that multiple stars from the past will likely join “Star Wars: Episode IX”. As of the moment, there is no confirmation yet about those characters and the producers of the film is tight lipped about it. The rumor started when the original “Star Wars” characters had a reunion on one of their celebrations. Harrison Ford who is perceived as the greatest character in the “Star Wars” franchise is already 74 years old and it is safe to say that he won’t be involved in any role at this stage.