Disney Swaps Release Dates for 'Star Wars: Episode IX' and 'Aladdin'

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The studio also pulls 'Magic Camp' from its calendar.

Disney made a slew of changes to its upcoming calendar on Tuesday, including pushing back the release of Star Wars: Episode IX by seven months following the announcement that J.J. Abrams is taking over directing duties.

Episode IX will now open in theaters Dec. 20, 2019, instead of May 24, 2019. The tentpole is swapping places with another high-profile title, the live-action adaptation of Aladdin, which had previously occupied the Dec. 20 date.

The studio also pulled the upcoming family comedy Magic Camp from the calendar. Directed by Mark Waters and from a story by Steve Martin, Magic Camp had been set to debut April 6, 2018.

Finally, several other Disney live-action titles now have release dates. The untitled Christopher Robin movie will open in theaters Aug, 3, 2018, while Artemis Fowl will launch Aug. 9, 2019. They will be followed by Nicole, starring Anna Kendrick as a female Santa Claus, on Nov. 8, 2019.