In celebration of Star Wars Day, Disney has opted to shift the streaming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to May 4th. This means that the entire Skywalker saga will be available to stream on Disney+ next month. Along with Episodes I-IX, subscribers can also enjoy plenty of other Star Wars content such as The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars – all that’s missing now is Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will be added before the end of the year.
Also premiering on May 4th is the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, an eight-episode docuseries hosted by creator and executive producer Jon Favreau. He and the cast (e.g., Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano) will provide insight on how the show was made and what technology was used to bring its scenes to life.
“In addition to new content offerings, Disney+ will also honor the artistry of Star Wars with a week-long concept art takeover on the service,” Lucasfilm added. “Like a commemorative gallery, each film and series’ artwork will be updated on May 4th to feature its 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. On the Disney+ home screen, the animated Star Wars brand tile, viewable on web and connected TV devices, gets upgraded with a new animation that honors the signature hyperspace jump.”