Newsarama is stating that the next installment in the Star Wars movie franchise, ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII‘, has been delayed as much as seven months for script Re-Writes. Now, doesn’t it seem kind of fishy that there were that many Re-Writes that needed to be made to a movie that is going to follow up Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has made over a billion dollars? Find out the latest details on this below, and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
The reason Walt Disney Studios has pushed Star Wars: Episode VIII back seven months could be chalked up to last-minute re-writes, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.
“Obviously the December date worked out very (very) well for them but I’ve also heard they are rewriting the script,” Kit tweeted. “I’ve heard from several sources the rewrites are positive, based on audience reaction to the new characters. People loved them. So strongly. And Lucasfilm was surprised at how well they were received, according to several sources.”
Now set for release December 15, 2017, Rian Johnson’s untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII will go up against Stephen Spielberg’s Ready Player One and, perhaps even more interestedly, will come out just ten days before James Cameron’s sequel to Avatar.