The film giants have announced the release dates for “The Lion King,” and “Star Wars.”

Disney confirmed yesterday that two of its mega-budget films would hit the theaters next year. These include “Star Wars: Episode Ix,” and “The Lion King.” The iconic film company is currently busy in the shooting, and pre-promotions is being done through social media.

Star Wars: Episode IX” will swing into theaters on May 24, 2019, while “The Lion King” is scheduled to be released July 19, 2019.

‘Star Wars’

Star Wars: Episode IX” is one of the most anticipated Hollywood films. Disney has officially confirmed that it’s the final installment in the sequel trilogy.

The project is being directed and co-produced by Colin Trevorrow, while Derek Connolly has penned its story and dialogues.

Disney chairman Bob Iger stated yesterday that the pre-production of “Star Wars: Episode IX” has already begun, with John Schwartzman serving as the cinematographer. In 2016, Variety reported that the studio has plans to digitally create the character of Carrie Fisher for the film. Earlier this year, a Disney spokesperson claimed that they are not interested in recreating Fisher's performance and looking for a new face.

Most of the scenes are being shot in Chicago, London, and New York City. “Star Wars” is a popular film series by George Lucas.

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The first installment, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” was released in December 2015, followed by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on December 15, 2016. The franchise depicts the adventures of main characters and has grossed more than $7.3 billion at the box office.

‘The Lion King’

The Lion King” is a famous Hollywood film by Walt Disney Feature Animation. The story is inspired by a novel of the same name by William Shakespeare. The upcoming film is being directed and co-produced by Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers, while Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton, and Irene Mecchi have penned the story.

The young lion, Simba, thinks that he’s responsible for the death of his father, Mufasa. Upon maturation, Simba and his friends, Nala and Rafiki, decide to defeat the forest enemies. “The Lion King” was originally released in June 1994 and received positive reviews from critics.

The film was admired for its story, animations, and background music. It garnered several awards, including two Academy Awards.

The film was followed by two sequels, “The Lion King II: Simba's Pride,” “The Lion King 1½,” and two TV series, “The Lion Guard,” and “Timon and Pumbaa.” On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of 8 out of 10 based on 102 reviews. On Metacritic, it has scored 85 out of 100 based on 17 reviews.