Hollywood’s big budget films have been hitting movie theaters for years.
But when the latest installment of the beloved franchise hits theaters on December 15, 2017, it will likely be the biggest blockbuster ever made.
“The movie’s not even half finished,” said director Rian Johnson during a Q&A at CinemaCon in January.
“The movie doesn’t have a title yet.
The movie’s barely got a title.”
This year’s movie is set to become the second highest grossing movie in history behind Avatar.
The $170 million film will likely earn more than the $170.3 billion that Avatar earned worldwide in 2017.
However, while Star Wars is expected to bring in more than $150 billion, many of its critics and critics alike are calling it an expensive flop.
The film will probably come in under budget, but the studio isn’t giving up on the idea that it’s a blockbuster.
“There’s always been this feeling that if you’re doing a big movie, you’re going to be very profitable,” Johnson told Variety.
“It’s very different now, because the way people watch movies now is different than it was 20 years ago.”
Johnson is also the director of Star Wars Episode VIII, which is scheduled for a March 2019 release.
The film will be the highest grosser of the three Star Wars films released to date, though the film has been criticized for being too expensive for the general audience.