Star Wars movies, which opened last week in theaters across the country, are now in full swing.
With Christmas Eve in mind, the release of the fifth installment in the saga is likely to be among the top-selling entertainment releases of the year.
However, some Star Wars fans are concerned about a possible imminent collapse of the blockbuster movie franchise.
The release date of the new film was announced on December 25 and, according to the Associated Press, “it’s a pretty safe bet the next installment will come out in January 2019.”
The Associated Press says that while the release date is still up in the air, it does not seem likely that Disney will cancel the movie.
If the studio does cancel the film, however, the following news would be expected to follow: The film would be delayed in theaters for a period of two weeks.
The movie would be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S. on January 10, 2019.
The film’s release date would be pushed back to February 20.
The U.K. and France would get the first two weeks of the movie’s release on January 19, 2019, and Canada and Mexico would get them on January 22.
The American release would occur on January 23, 2019 and in 2019 on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital streaming.
And it’s expected that the U-K.
would get two weeks before the U, France and Canada get their release date.
If these news reports are true, then Star Wars, which has grossed $1.2 billion globally, will be a bigger seller than ever this holiday season.
As the Star Wars franchise has grown in popularity, Disney has been trying to position the film as a celebration of the Star Empire and its allies, the Resistance, and its future.
And while the movie has done well at the box office, critics have been critical of the film’s treatment of Princess Leia and the character of Han Solo.
In the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine, author Michael Crichton wrote that “a lot of people in the film world will be wondering how to interpret this news, especially if this is the last time they see Leia and Han in the Star Trek universe.”
The story is especially troubling because Crichron noted that the film had been criticized for not properly addressing the issues of sexism, racism, homophobia and other issues that exist within the Star War universe.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Crichtons chief creative officer, John Musker, said that while he has never seen a Star Wars movie with as much sensitivity as this one, the story was one of the most challenging he’s ever been a part of.
“I think that what’s most disturbing is that the response to the film and the responses to the movie are so different than what we would expect,” Musker said.
“The tone of the commentary and the way it’s been talked about has not been that of a story that’s about the plight of a group of people.
It’s about a group who are being oppressed, being marginalized, being treated in a way that is fundamentally wrong.”