It’s here. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” has come to Disney’s streaming service Disney+.
Disney did it for Star Wars Day (May 4). That’s two months earlier than was expected, according to Space.com. It means that for the first time, the entire Skywalker saga (nine episodes) is in the same place.
“What began in 1977 with George Lucas’ 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,'” Disney stated.
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ was released in December to end the Skywalker saga. It ended its own trilogy, one of three trilogies that comprise the saga.
The first trilogy was episodes four through six, with main characters in Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford). The first film in the trilogy “The Rise of Skywalker” concluded took place 30 years after the events in the original trilogy ended. In “The Rise of Skywalker,” the Resistance and First Order continue to battle as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) seeks to create a new Empire through a clone of Emperor Sheev Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), accompanied by C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), go on an adventure.
Because May 4 is a national holiday in The Netherlands, the country will not be able to see “The Rise of Skywalker” on Disney+ until the following day.
It’s a great day for ‘Star Wars’ fans.
Kudos to Disney for providing “The Rise of Skywalker” on its streaming service two months before it was expected. Further, Disney is providing many other “Star Wars” offerings for Star Wars Day, including the series finale of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” a behind-the-scenes documentary about “The Mandalorian” and the announcements that “The Mandalorian” director Taika Waititi will direct a new “Star Wars” film and that a new Disney+ series is in the works.
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