Lucasfilm announces release dates for Star Wars Episode IX and Indiana Jones 5

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Sep 25, 2019, 12:51 PM EDT (Updated)

Well, it couldn't stay Christmas forever, you know.

Lucasfilm is officially breaking its new tradition of "a Star Wars movie every December" with the announcement that the final installment in the third Star Wars trilogy, the still-untitled Episode IX, will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.

That's less than a year and a half after the release of this year's Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. 

Star Wars became a "holiday franchise" rather than a "summer movie franchise" with the release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015. This was followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16, 2016, and will continue (and, apparently, end) with this year's December 15 release of The Last Jedi.

While the next Star Wars anthology film, the still-untitled Han Solo feature, is currently scheduled for May 25, 2018, it's been speculated that it may be pushed to December 2018 as one last Star Wars Christmas gift pack.

Meanwhile, the fifth Indiana Jones adventure has been pushed a year with a new release date of July 10, 2020. What will probably be Harrison Ford's swan song as Indy was originally scheduled for July 19, 2019.

So, mark your calendars!