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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Appears to Be Heading to Disney+ in Some Markets on May 4th

Jason Gurwin

May the Fourth be with you.

According to a promo on the Disney+ website in Spain (which has since been removed), Disney+ plans to release Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker on May 4th. While that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s coming to all markets at the same time, it appears that Disney will have another surprise early release for streamers.

The film follows the surviving Resistance as it faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released in theaters on December 20, meaning if its released on May 4th — it will be just 4 months and 14 days after it came to theaters.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, most Disney+ films have been released 7-8 months after they were released in theaters. However, Disney released Frozen after just four months, Onward after 28 days, and moved Artemis Fowl from a theatrical release - to a streaming one.

On May 4th, Disney will be also debuting the series “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.” It will see executive producer Jon Favreau sit down with the cast and crew “to share an unprecedented look at the making of the series, which quickly became a pop culture phenomenon after premiering in November.”

The premiere of “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” comes three days after “The Mandalorian” wraps its first season in Europe. The docuseries also coincides with the series finale of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which wraps its seven-season run on May 4 as well.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer

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