What you need to know
- Disney+ completes the Skywalker Saga with The Rise of Skywalker joining its library on May 4 for subscribers in the US and several other countries.
- May the 4th, an unofficial Star Wars holiday, is already set for the finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the premiere of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.
- The title art for each of the Star Wars films and series will also be replaced with original concept art for a week starting on May the Fourth.
May the Fourth was shaping up as a bittersweet day for Star Wars fans, it's the day that Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuts its finale episodes and finally ends for good. I don't know about you, but I'm not ready! To help us get over the sorrow of Order 66 and the takeover of by the Empire, Disney+ is bringing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to the service on Star Wars Day as well.
All 9 films, all in one place. Stream the complete Skywalker Saga on May the 4th, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/9PCC7ICUgdAll 9 films, all in one place. Stream the complete Skywalker Saga on May the 4th, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/9PCC7ICUgd— Disney+ (@disneyplus) April 27, 2020April 27, 2020
This film will be coming to most current Disney+ countries on May the Fourth. It will be coming to the Netherlands on May 5 because of a local holiday, and Disney+ France has not tweeted the announcement video, which points to the film not debuting in France yet — which isn't a surprise given France's media laws surrounding theatrical films and streaming services. This now makes Solo the lone Star Wars movie not on Disney+ in the U.S., but it will arrive July 9, 2020.
If you haven't seen how the saga ends — like me, who was too busy to see it in December — this is the movie that is supposed to wrap up a story 40 years in the making, crossing three generations and enamoring millions of fans and spawning whole legions of both casual and super fans — like the 501st Legion. Star Wars has changed fan culture and movie-making forever, and it inspired generations of nerds to build, create, and explore.
See how the saga ends
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From the latest chapters of The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars to the films that started it all, Disney+ puts all of your Star Wars favorites in one place, along with a whole galaxy of content from Disney, Marvel, Nat Geo, and Fox.
Ara Wagoner is a Writer at Windows Central. She's addicted to music and video subscriptions. When she's not writing help and how-to's, she's running around Walt Disney World and singing show tunes. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.
Something I figured out between EMPIRE and RETURN I think the Star Wars fanbase has finally figured out: Star Wars isn't that great.
Sequals make you miss the prequals.
Rise of Skywalker? What's that? Oh, you mean the Rise of Palpatine. Hard pass.
I didn't waste my money on that tripe at the theaters, I am not going to do it now.
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