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Disney Announces ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Coming to Disney+ on May 4th, Two Months Early

Jason Gurwin

Last week, The Streamable first reported that a leaked promo on the Disney+ website hinted that the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker would come to Disney+ on May 4th. This morning, Disney confirmed that the final episode in the Star Wars saga will debut on Disney+ two months early on “May the 4th,” affectionately known by fans around the world as “Star Wars Day.”

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 20th, meaning it will be just 4 months and 14 days after it came to theaters. It will be available

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