Fans of the Star Wars franchise will be getting a present right in time for May 4, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. According to CBR, Disney announced that it will be putting Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on its streaming service ahead of schedule. The ninth installment in the Skywalker Saga is getting the same treatment as Onward and Frozen II, which were both also released on Disney+ earlier than intended.
"The final chapter of the Skywalker saga, 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,' will begin streaming two months early on Disney+ in honor of 'May the 4th,' affectionately known by fans around the world as 'Star Wars Day,'" the company said in their press release. "For the first time ever, fans will be able to stream the complete Skywalker saga all in one 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."
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In addition to adding Episode IX to the lineup, Disney+ plans on adding original concept paintings to each Star Wars film on the platform to commemorate the series. What an amazing way to celebrate May the Fourth! Even though fans probably planned some epic cosplaying and lightsaber battles while in quarantine to celebrate the cinematic holiday, having an all-day (and probably all-night) movie marathon sounds great, too. May the force be with you!