Solo: A Star Wars Story Is Coming to Netflix in January

Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd / Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd

We've all been so focused on the newly released details for Disney's upcoming streaming service and their live-action Star Wars series that we seem to have forgotten that Netflix still owns the streaming rights to the franchise. And while we wait for more info on Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, Netflix has just announced that they will be expanding their Star Wars collection, too.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be hitting Netflix on January 9, 2019. It will join Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, along with the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which are all currently available on the streaming service.

Unfortunately, Rogue One is the oldest live-action film in the franchise we're likely to see on Netflix, as their exclusive deal with Disney did not take effect until September 2016. That means Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the prequels, and the original films cannot be included. The Force Awakens is available on Netflix in Canada, however, as the international rights are different than in the U.S.

Although Solo: A Star Wars Story wasn't a hit with critics, having it available on Netflix is definitely great for those who missed it when it was in theaters, for people who weren't exactly sold on the film the first time around, and for fans who loved it and just want to see it again.