The New Zealand iTunes store allegedly gave the game away, according to Star Wars News Net, listing the movie as available to pre-order ahead of its launch on that specific day.

Other territories have not given away a date, but it’s fair to assume that the release should roughly align around the world.

As for the DVD and Blu-ray release, that is reportedly set to follow two weeks later on March 27.

SWNN messaged a customer service rep from Target, a US store, who said: “Thanks for checking. The estimated release date is March 27th.”

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is seemingly out in March

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The film was, as expected, a box office hit

This would only be just over three months after the theatrical release of the movie, after both Rogue One and The Force Awakens remained off the shelves until early April.

That could well be due to the imminent release of Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25, which will presumably be taking up a lot of LucasFilm’s marketing focus by the spring.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is winding down its run in cinemas now, although it continues to play occasional screenings at some major cinemas nationwide.

To date the film has made upwards of $1.3 billion worldwide, despite dividing fans almost exactly down the middle.

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Star Wars 8 boated an all-star cast including Gwendoline Christie

Episode 9, its sequel, will go into production this summer with JJ Abrams back at the helm.

Earlier today it was reported that the art director from Skyfall, Game of Thrones and Blade Runner 2049 is on board.

Star Wars: Episode 9 – still without an official title – is out in December 2019.

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