Disney+ will start streaming 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' on May 4th

The sequel trilogy finale will start streaming two months early.


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will start streaming on Disney+ on May 4th — otherwise known as Star Wars Day. A listing for the final chapter in the sequel trilogy appeared earlier today on the Disney+ app before the company confirmed the date in a press release, saying it plans to start streaming the movie two months early.

On the same day, you’ll also be able to watch Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, an eight-part documentary series that will share a behind the scenes look at the development of The Mandalorian. The series finale of the popular Clone Wars animated series will also start streaming on May 4th. What’s more, the Disney+ app will get a small user interface makeover that week in honor of Star Wars.

Disney’s press release didn’t say exactly what time Rise of Skywalker will premiere, but it did note that it will start streaming one day later in the Netherlands due to the country’s Remembrance Day holiday. The Rise of Skywalker is the latest major Disney movie to make its way to the company’s streaming platform early. In March, Disney pushed up the release of Frozen 2, making it available to watch three months early. Of course, whether the early release of The Rise of Skywalker is a cause for celebration will largely depend on how you feel about the divisive movie.