‘The Rise Of Skywalker’ Is Hitting Disney+ On Star Wars Day, Two Months Early

The annual Star Wars Day is always a time of celebration for fans of George Lucas’ legendary franchise. Since under the control of Disney, it’s also been the time for special announcements and reveals, and this year is no different as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to hit Disney+ on that day.

Two months earlier than expected, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be available on Disney+ beginning May 4th. That makes all 9 movies in the Skywalker Saga available on the streaming service. The announcement was made with a new trailer touting the entire 9-part epic, and not The Rise of Skywalker itself.

The reason for that should be pretty obvious. While some may like to claim The Rise of Skywalker as polarizing as The Last Jedi, the numbers don’t support that. Fans actually didn’t like the finale much, and recent reporting shows it to have been the least profitable Star Wars film with the exception of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Let that sink in. So its arrival on Disney+ doesn’t really feel like much of an event, just something that needed to happen.







Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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