Disney Pushes Episode VIII Back, Put Next Pirates of the Caribbean in Its Place

Sorry, Rey. Lucasfilms

You'll have to wait a little longer to find out what's up with Luke: Disney has pushed Rian Johnson's Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 back to December 15. The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie will take its old release date, a slight jump from its previous July 7 date. You may recall that Force Awakens started its journey to becoming the highest-grossing film of all time this past December, and the mysterious Rogue One is set to bow on December 16, 2016, which means this new move officially sets a pattern: Star Wars movies are officially a holiday tradition. (The crowded calendar of big-budget tentpoles has done what The Star Wars Holiday Special could not.) Finally, when someone asks you what your favorite Christmas movie is, you've got a more annoying answer than Die Hard.