This surprise from that galaxy far, far away arrives shortly after the news that Disney will also be making Frozen 2 available on Disney+ three months early on Sunday, March 15, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which may be the cause for this early release as well.COVID-19, besides the obvious threat to the human race, has impacted many in the entertainment industry and their fans. Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney California Adventure have been closed through the end of the month, the NBA, NHL, MLB, and more have postponed their seasons, and much more.
The Rise of Skywalker was originally set to be released digitally on March 17 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on March 31.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released in theaters in late 2019 and earned $1.074 billion at the global box office.
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In our review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, we said that it is “an entertaining but deeply flawed final chapter that ultimately plays it too safe.”
The Rise of Skywalker and Frozen 2 releasing early will hopefully help deal with the many other delays affecting the film and TV industry, including Mulan, Fast 9, and more.
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