Star Wars Release Dates

Disney and LucasFilm have promised fans that one new Star Wars movie is coming every year for the indefinite future. And they already have their Star Wars slate lined up through the last half of this decade. After being absent from theaters screens for over ten years, everyone’s favorite characters from Return of the Jedi returned for the sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has gone onto break worldwide box office records and is on its way to becoming one of the biggest movies of all time.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens not only features the return of icons such Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2, it also introduces fans to a new generation of heroes and villains. The Force sensitive Rey joins with AWOL Stormtrooper Finn to take on The First Order, a remnant of the Galactic Empire led by General Hux and Kylo Ren. Other new characters, whose story will continue on in this new trilogy, include the X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron, Stormtrooper leader Captain Phasma, and space pirate Maz Kanata.

The 7th Star Wars movie is being followed by the first in a series of spinoff movies that will revolve around the wide-ranging galaxy. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: To steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule. This will precede the second Star Wars standalone movie, which follows the early adventures of smuggler Han Solo and his loyal co-pilot and companion Chewbacca. This sci-fi adventure will show Han and Chewy before they joined Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on a crusade to rescue the Princess from the Death Star.

In 2017, Star Wars 8 will continue the adventures of Rey and Finn, bringing many of the answers to questions posed in The Force Awakens. Most of the new characters will return, with Kylo Ren sent to finish his training, while Rey, Chewbacca and R2-D2 help Luke Skywalker restore peace and order to the galaxy. This story will be brought to its conclusion in 2019, with Star Wars 9. It isn’t known if any of the Force trilogy characters will continue on in future movies. There will be a third Star Wars spinoff arriving in 2020. It is rumored to follow the adventures of bounty hunter Boba Fett.

As the Star Wars movies move into the next decade, it has not yet been revealed who will continue on in this galactic space opera. It is rumored that Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jabba the Hutt will all get their own movies at some point in the next two decades. With one new Star Wars movie coming every year for the foreseeable future, the opportunities for adventure are endless. And we’re sure to learn more about this galaxy far, far away in the process. One thing is for certain, you can expect to see C-3PO and R2-D2 in every movie, which was the plan from the very start of this franchise. And it is a tradition that has carried through in the past 7 live-action movies.

Upcoming Star Wars Movies

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • December 16th, 2016
Star Wars: Episode VIII

Star Wars: Episode VIII

  • December 15th, 2017
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • May 25th, 2018
Star Wars: Episode IX

Star Wars: Episode IX

  • December 31st, 2019
Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett

Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett

  • 2020
Star Wars Movie Saga So Far...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • December 18th, 2015
  • 136 mins
  • PG-1392%
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

  • May 25th, 1983
  • 135 mins
  • PG80%
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

  • May 21st, 1980
  • 124 mins
  • PG94%
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

  • May 25th, 1977
  • 121 mins
  • PG93%
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

  • May 19th, 2005
  • 138 mins
  • PG-1379%
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

  • May 16th, 2002
  • 142 mins
  • PG65%
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

  • May 19th, 1999
  • 131 mins
  • PG56%

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