“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” will begin streaming two months early on Disney+ in conjunction with “Star Wars Day,” on May 4th.
The final chapter in the Skywalker saga joins Disney+’s previously announced May the 4th offerings, which includes the launch of a making-of documentaries for “The Mandalorian” (titled “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian”), and the series finale of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is the final chapter of the The Skywalker Saga, which began with “A New Hope” in 1977 and spans nine episodic films. Daisy Ridley stars as Rey, the last Jedi to train under the legendary Luke Skywalker, while Academy Award nominee Adam Driver reprises his role as Kylo Ren, a Sith lord seeking to conquer the galaxy.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Rise of Skywalker” hit theaters in December, quickly surpassing $1 billion at the global box office. It has been the No. 1 home entertainment title in the U.S. over the last four weeks, according to figures from the Digital Entertainment Group.