Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Disney released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker early on VOD. Since then fans have been waiting to hear when the billion-dollar film would drop on Disney+. Well, now we know.
Sunday evening, the streamer quietly added the film to the streamer with the message letting subscribers know that the film will debut on May 4, 2020 in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K..
The Rise of Skywalker will celebrate “May the Fourth” alongside another new Star Wars release, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, which gives fans of The Mandalorian a behind-the-scenes look on the development of the series. Additionally the finale of the long-running Clone Wars will also be released.
The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.
The film went on to make over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, the Disney/Star Wars films have grossed over $9 billion combined worldwide. The next Star Wars film, which is not apart of the Skywalker saga and is instead a new original film in the universe is scheduled for December 2022. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is developing his own Star Wars film, as well as, Sleight direct J.D. Dillard. It is unknown if Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi) is still developing his trilogy.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the final film in the Skywalker saga stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher. The film was produced by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.