Disney Plus is being designed as a Netflix-killer, with the House of Mouse building up a launch line-up that’s sure to land with a bang. One of the major components of its library will be eventually bringing every Star Wars movie to date to the service. Now, CNET has released a rundown of what’s going to be on there on its US launch on November 12th and if you want an excuse to catch up on the saga before seeing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this is the place to be.
On day one, available for streaming will be The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and Rogue One. That’s an impressive line-up, though it’s missing The Last Jedi and Solo. Those two titles are currently available to stream on Netflix in some regions, so it’s likely that Disney may have to wait for that deal to expire before they can bring you the complete Star Wars movie line-up.
Also on the service at launch will be Jon Favreau’s much-hyped The Mandalorian, which looks set to fulfill its promise of delving into the scummier and morally grey side of a galaxy far far away. Set in the immediate aftermath of the destruction of the second Death Star, it will show the Empire struggling to reconsolidate its power in the aftermath of the Emperor’s (apparent) death.
Even though it’s not the complete saga, that’s still a damn good day one offer for Star Wars fans. Disney Plus is planned to be the permanent home for the franchise, too, so you can expect The Rise of Skywalker to hit the service sometime in summer 2020, with the Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi shows following sometime over the next few years. Who knows, maybe this really will put a dent in Netflix’s armor?