Disney is reshuffling its upcoming film schedule, and announced new release dates for major tentpoles including "Star Wars: Episode IX," "Frozen 2," and "Indiana Jones 5."
The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz tweeted the new dates. "Episode IX" is slated for release May 24, 2019. Recent "Star Wars" movies have opened over the holiday season, but the untitled young Han Solo movie is out May 25, 2018, and Fritz believes Lucasfilm will stake Memorial Day weekend for "Star Wars" movies in years to come.
"Indiana Jones 5" has been pushed back a year, from July 2019 to July 2020. Taking its place will be the live-action "Lion King" directed by Jon Favreau, now opening July 19, 2019.
Meanwhile, Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time" will open March 9, 2018. It is taking the slot that was held by "Wreck-It Ralph 2," which has been delayed to November 2018.
And "Frozen" fans will have to sit in ice for a few years, as the sequel to that movie won't be released until November 27, 2019.