Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Gets Early Digital Release Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The current Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) may have given the world several reasons to feel terrible as hundreds of major events have been cancelled or postponed. However, Disney has a special treat for Star Wars fans. The studio has decided to release Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker digitally at an earlier date.

The good news comes from Comicbook.com, which confirms that The Rise of Skywalker is now available on digital. You can now find Episode IX on iTunes, Vudu, Xfinity, FandangoNOW and more. Just be advised that the final film of the Skywalker Saga is only available for purchase and not for rent.

This is probably the best news from Disney so far considering that the studio has chosen to delay the premiere ofMulan due to COVID-19. In addition to that, Disney has decided to halt the production of several films and shows until further notice. Nevertheless, Star Wars fans can now enjoy The Rise of Skywalker in the comfort of their own home.

The Rise of Skywalker was expected to be available on digital on March 17. However, the COVID-19 scare has forced several countries to declare self-isolation to prevent the spread of the virus. Sadly, this means that most of us will need to stay at home until further notice. Luckily, we can now watch Episode IX in addition to our other favorite films and shows.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is still set to be available on 4K, DVD, and Blu-ray sometime this summer. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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