Echoing a trend seen across the industry in recent months, Disney has decided to release Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earlier than planned. The film is now scheduled to drop on Disney+ on May 4, which happens to be the unofficial annual Star Wars day (who could ever forget "may the fourth be with you?").
That same day, fans will get to stream documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Talk about celebrating in style.
The film—directed by the always-great J.J. Abrams— is sure be a hit among the now 50 million subscribers on the platform and, although not an animated production, it'll likely end up being part of our list of top feel-good movies on the streaming network.
This isn't the first decision of its kind that Disney has made recently: in March, to the delight of kids (and parents) stuck at home all around the country, it released Frozen 2 early. So, thank you again, Disney!
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