Apr 27, 2020 10:23 AM EST

The Rise of Skywalker Heading to Disney Plus on May 4th

The Rise of Skywalker Heading to Disney Plus on May 4th

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga, will be coming to Disney+ two months early. The release will be in honor of "May the 4th," affectionately known by fans around the world as "Star Wars Day." Now, for the first time, fans will be able to view the entire saga in one place.

The film 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.
   
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley, and Jason McGatlin serve 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" joins Disney+'s May the 4th line-up including the premiere of the eight-episode documentary series "Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian," and the series finale of the award-winning animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

Disney+ will also be honoring the artistry of Star Wars with a week-long concept art takeover on the service. 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. For more information and/or to sign-up for Disney+, visit:disneyplus.com/welcome/star-wars




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