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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is being added to Disney+ two months earlier than expected, meaning it's going to land with us on 4 May 2020 - aka May the Fourth, which is also widely known as Star Wars Day.
As Polygon reports, the film didn't technically have a Disney+ release date until now; Disney had just said it wouldn't be released as easily as the rental version.
But now the streaming service has announced we'll be getting our fix of the final chapter of the latest Star Wars franchise two months earlier than we thought, with the complete Skywalker Saga set to be available to watch all in one place.
Confirming the good news, Disney+ tweeted: The complete Skywalker Saga, all in one place. Start streaming all 9 films, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , on May the 4th, only on #DisneyPlus."
The complete Skywalker Saga, all in one place. Start streaming all 9 films, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, on May the 4th, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/iBpIiwY18U
- Disney+ (@disneyplus) April 27, 2020
The Rise of Skywalker follows Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron as they lead the Resistance's final stand against Kylo Ren and the First Order.
Along with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, the film also features the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, who was brought to life in the movie using 'previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens'.
The Rise of Skywalker's 4 May release date ties into the annual celebration of Star Wars, which references one of the franchise's most famous catchphrases: "May the force be with you."
And it's good to see that Disney is treating fans to the extra content they need this year, so that they'll have everything they need to doff their caps to the galaxy far, far away.
In fact, the early Disney+ release is one of many during the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen many people obeying orders to stay at home by curling up on the sofa and catching up with some good TV and film.
The first film to hit the platform early was Frozen 2, which was also followed up by Onward - which was added to Disney+ just two weeks after it premiered in cinemas.
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