Variety is reporting that Lucasfilm has delayed the start of production on Episode IX after the company decided to replace Colin Trevorrow with J.J. Abrams as director of the Sequel Trilogy’s conclusion. Filming was to begin sometime in February, but that timetable has been changed to June.

Variety reported that Disney had already been looking to push production from February to June and that the release date would likely move even after how quickly the studio found a replacement director.

Episode IX (originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 24, 2019) has been pushed back to December 20, 2019 instead.