Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is Coming to Disney+ in Time for Star Wars Day
Fans of the Star Wars franchise are getting a present right in time for May 4, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. According to CBR, Disney announced that it will premiere Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on its streaming service months ahead of schedule. The ninth installment in the Skywalker saga is getting the same treatment as Onward and Frozen II, which were both also released on Disney+ earlier than originally scheduled.
"The final chapter of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will begin streaming two months early on Disney+ in honor of 'May the 4th,' affectionately known by fans around the world as Star Wars Day," the company said in a press release. "For the first time ever, fans will be able to stream the complete Skywalker saga all in one place. What began in 1977 with George Lucas’s groundbreaking film Star Wars: A New Hope, the nine-part saga is available within Disney+’s extensive collection of Star Wars movies and series including The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
In addition to The Rise of Skywalker, Disney+ will also add original concept art for each Star Wars film to the platform to commemorate the series's history. If you haven't signed up for Disney+ yet, you can head here to start a free seven-day trial.
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