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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Heading To Disney+ Two Months Early

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12: A view of the atmosphere at "The Rise of Skywalker" panel at the Star Wars Celebration at McCormick Place Convention Center on April 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Disney )

Disney is releasing Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker onto its platform Disney+ two months ahead of schedule, with the movie now debuting online on May 4 globally.

The date, which marks an annual Star Wars celebration (“may the fourth be with you”), will also see the arrival of doc series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on the service.

Disney has disrupted its release schedule on previous occasions during the lockdown, including bringing forward the online launch of its latest Pixar movie Onward after the film’s theatrical run was cut short by the coronavirus.

The Rise Of Skywalker has been the number one home ent title (Blu-ray, electronic sell-thru, digital rental) in the U.S. over the past four weeks, per weekly stats from the Digital Entertainment Group.

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