All Six Star Wars Films May Be Heading To Netflix Soon

Author Thumbnail BY Jake Vyper - September 16, 2015

Update #1 (September 16):  Someone who worked for Disney reached out to us about the rumor that all six Star Wars films are coming to Netflix, and he said that according to Netflix, there are no current plans to stream Star Wars at this time. Even if they bring the movies to Netflix, I think a lot of fans would rather buy the digital or Blu-Ray copies because they are loaded with a lot of bonus special features that are worth seeing. 

Update #2: (September 16): 

According to the Wall Street Journal, Disney is in talks with Netflix Inc. to put five Star Wars films it controls (except Episode 1: A New Hope) on the digital streaming service in Latin America. This move would help boost awareness of the franchise in a region where theater construction and total box-office receipts have boomed since the release of the most recent “Star Wars” live-action film in 2005.

Twentieth Century Fox, part of 21st Century Fox, still owns the rights to the 1977 to Star Wars: A New Hope, Fox would have to make a separate deal with Netflix to get it on the streaming service. Disney acquired rights to five of the six existing Star Wars films when it acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4 billion in 2012.

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You can read the original report below: 

With only three months away from the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney and Lucasfilm are doing everything they can to ensure that ever human being on the planet will be hyped to see their new film. And to remind fans that they love Star Wars, they might be planning to release all six films on the most popular streaming service, Netflix. 

That's the rumor Extreamist shared after they dug around Netflix and discovered placeholder pages for The Phantom MenaceAttack of the ClonesRevenge of the SithA New HopeThe Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi

If this rumor is legit, it would be a wise move for Disney/Lucasfilm and a great deal for Netflix. Making the original Star Wars films available for Netflix would create a huge buzz for the streaming service. This would be a great outlet for kids who didn't grow up watching the previous films. This is smart publicity to give fans a chance to catch up or rewatch the entire saga before The Force Awakens comes out on December 18. 

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