‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Will Be Joining Netflix’s Streaming Library

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be added to Netflix streaming, making it the first Disney-produced Star Wars movie that audiences in the United States can watch on the service.

A few months after its release on home video formats and a little over half a year after the movie was shown in theaters, Rogue One is officially joining Netflix’s library of immediately-streamable material. This is a practice similar to what Disney and Netflix have done with two of their most recent Marvel Cinematic Universe films (Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange). The film will be added to the service on July 18.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens can be viewed on Netflix in some regions, but it didn’t become part of the streaming service because of Disney’s active agreement to allow Starz to show the movie. The film is actually not the first Star Wars movie to join their library, as the animated movie that served as a prequel to the television series The Clone Wars has been a part of the service for a while.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is available on home video formats. The film’s cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendehlson, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, and Mads Mikkelsen. James Earl Jones provides his voice for a cameo appearance as Darth Vader.

Source: Polygon

8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See

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Star Wars-SagaMay the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.

Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.

Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!

Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • Lunkman

    “This is a practice similar to what Disney and Netflix have done with several of their Marvel Cinematic Universe films.” Help me out here, but several doesn’t mean 2- and I am only aware of Civil War and Dr. Strange- obviously I am missing others, otherwise it’s just “a couple”. Thanks in advance for helping out.

    • KungFuCthulhu

      You’re right – I had presumed it was more than just those two. Fixed.

      – Grant

      • Lunkman

        Thx- glad I wasn’t missing anything…

  • Monty

    July 18, may want to mention that in the article.