You may have noticed that the past two winters have been absolutely dominated by Star Wars — and we have every reason to believe Episode VIII will repeat the trick in 2017.
As of right now, Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s untitled Han Solo movie is still on the calendar for May 25, 2018. However, Making Star Wars has heard from inside sources that Disney is now eyeing a December 13, 2018 release date for the film.
Personally, I’ve liked the annual tradition of having Star Wars movies open in December. It feels like one last treat to look forward to as the year wraps up, and Star Wars movies tend to make good outings for the whole family — everyone from your 80-year-old grandma to your five-year-old nephew is likely to be familiar with the franchise. It also makes Christmas shopping really, really easy thanks to the surfeit of tie-in merchandise, at least if your loved ones like Star Wars. I’d be a bit disappointed to have to wait a few extra months to see Lord and Miller’s Han Solo spinoff, but with Avengers: Infinity War and The Incredibles 2coming out that summer, I should have plenty to keep me busy anyway.