Earlier today it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be taking over for ousted Colin Trevorrow at the helm of Star Wars Episode IX. Amidst this change (as Deadline reports), Disney has also decided to push back the film’s release from May 24th, 2019 to December 20th, 2019. This move is similar to what happened with the Abrams-directed Force Awakens, which also moved from summer to winter. Taking its place in terms of release dates will be the live-action Aladdin being directed by Guy Ritchie. That film will now open in the May 24th slot.
Some of the other changes include the untitled Christopher Robin Project getting a release on August 3rd, 2018, Artemis Fowl being announced for August 9th, 2019, and Nicole starring Anna Kendrick joining the slate on November 8th, 2019. Meanwhile, Magic Camp has been moved to an undetermined date.