Will the Coronavirus Surge Impact the Disney+ Release Date of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’?

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Boyega and Daisy Ridley attend the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"

The Skywalker saga might have come to an in depth, however followers need to watch this film again and again on Disney’s streaming platform. What does the Frozen 2 Disney+ launch imply for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Here’s what we learn about this streaming platform and the influence coronavirus had on its launch schedule. 

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley attend the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"
John Boyega and Daisy Ridley attend the “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” | European Premiere Keith Mayhew / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media through Getty Images

Some recently-released Disney films are set for his or her debut on Disney+

For the primary time in perpetually, Disney debuted Frozen 2 on its streaming platform. This early launch got here as shock for some followers as a result of it premiered in theaters throughout November 2019. 

This might be, partly, as a result of coronavirus outbreak and the closure of Disney theme parks worldwide. When information got here that Disney was sending dwelling its Disney College Program members, the film premiered on Disney’s streaming platform solely hours later. 

Coronavirus additionally impacted the premiere of some Disney films, together with the March 2020 live-action adaptation of Mulan and the upcoming Black Widow origin story, set for its debut throughout May 2020. Both pushed again their theatrical debuts “until further notice.” 

‘Onward’ premieres on Disney+ a few month after it premiered in theaters

Even although Onward premiered in theaters a few month in the past, the coronavirus surge impacted the power of some followers to go to theaters. Disney determined to launch the film digitally only some weeks after its cinematic launch, with a Disney+ premiere date set for April 3.

“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” mentioned “Onward” director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae in a joint assertion. 

Now, some Star Wars followers are questioning if the coronavirus serge might influence the debut of The Rise of Skywalker on Disney’s streaming platform. (There was no phrase relating to the premiere date of this movie on Disney+. However, some anticipated a summer season 2020 launch date, because the bodily and digital copies have been initially set to launch throughout spring 2020.) 

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When will ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ be on Disney+?

Not solely was this film the tip of the sequel trilogy, however The Rise of Skywalker was the ultimate film within the Skywalker saga. This Star Wars movie debuted throughout December 2019 and it only recently turned accessible on-demand and Blu-ray on March 13. 

Frozen 2 following a considerably comparable launch schedule, premiering in theaters throughout November 2019 and releasing digitally and bodily throughout February 2019. As a result, some Star Wars followers anticipate The Rise of Skywalker might debut on Disney+ throughout the subsequent few months. 

Nothing has been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm. The title shouldn’t be even listed on the Disney+ library. Not but, anyway. In the meantime, followers can watch Star Wars tv reveals, like The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars, and films like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, on this streaming platform. 

To be taught extra about Disney+ and to subscribe, go to their web site. 

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