If you haven’t heard the news yet, I’m sorry to have to be the one that breaks it to you. The untitled Star Wars: Episode 8 has been pushed back 7 months from it’s original release date of May 26 2017, to December 2017. But before you let out an uncontrollable groan, we’re going to put forward an argument explaining why it’s probably not the worst news in the world. Here’s 5 reasons the Star Wars release delay is actually ok.
5. You still get a Star wars movie this year!
That’s right, folks. While you’ve been grieving about the new Star Wars not arriving on the silver screen for an extra seven months, you forgot all about the movie that’s arriving this Christmas. Star Wars: Rogue One takes place closely before the events of A New Hope, and follows a group of deadly bandits trying to steal plans for the Death Star. It’s directed by Gareth Edwards, the talented filmmaker responsible for the incredible low budget movie, Monsters and the recent impressive reboot of the Godzilla franchise. Needless to say, the project is in safe hands and will mark the beginning of a new wave of spin off for the huge Star Wars universe.