May the 4th is proving to be an exciting day for Star Wars fans on Disney’s streaming platform Disney+. Disney announced this morning that the final chapter of the Skywalker saga will begin streaming on “Star Wars Day”, along with the premiere of the eight-episode docuseries Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the series finale of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams joined forces once again to deliver Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the thrilling climactic chapter in the Skywalker saga, bringing the heroic struggle to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy to an epic, resounding conclusion.
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.
Throughout the week of May 4th, Disney+ will also honor the artistry of Star Wars with a week-long concept art takeover on the service. A commemorative gallery with each film and series’ artwork will be updated that Monday to feature the original concept paintings. From Star Wars: A New Hope to The Mandalorian, the updated art will feature work from celebrated artists such as the legendary Ralph McQuarrie and Academy Award-winning artist, author, and production designer, Doug Chiang. Be sure to check out the upgraded animated Star Wars brand tile on the Disney+ home screen check, which honors the signature hyperspace jump.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.
The film is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be available for Disney+ subscribers worldwide (with the exception of the Netherlands which will launch on May 5th due to the Memorial Day holiday).