Lucasfilm and Walt Disney have made two major announcements for a pair of hugely anticipated films. Star Wars: Episode IX has finally been given a release date, as has the much discussed and long rumoured Indiana Jones 5.
Whereas Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been released during the holiday season, Episode IX is getting a traditional May release like its older predecessors. Colin Trevorrow’s final film in the new trilogy will be released on May 24th, 2019. However, The Last Jedi was also scheduled for release this May before being pushed back so it is possible we could see the same thing happen with Episode IX.
The film will close out the Sequel Trilogy and will likely see the return of new stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, but Mark Hamill’s appearance in the film is still up in the air while Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has ruled out the use of CGI or discarded footage for Carrie Fisher.
Indiana Jones 5, meanwhile, has finally taken a big step forward, as the fifth film in the Indiana Jones series has been given a release date for July 10th, 2020. Along with the announcement, they confirmed director Steven Spielberg and main star Harrison Ford will return for the film while George Lucas will not return. We’ll have to wait and see if other stars, like Karen Allen or Kingdom of the Crystal Skull‘s Shia Labeouf, will also reprise their roles.