‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ release delayed to Dec. 2017

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: BB-8 attends the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — The release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” has been delayed from May 2017 to December 2017.

The Walt Disney Co. announced the new release date, Dec. 15, on Wednesday. The date change pushes back the anticipated “Star Wars” installment set to follow the box-office hit “The Force Awakens.”

The eighth chapter in the saga is to be written and directed by Rian Johnson. Production is scheduled to begin next month in London.

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