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Star Wars Buzz: The Rise of Skywalker gets early digital release; Galaxy of Adventures season two premieres

By Donnie Lederer
Star Wars

In today’s Star Wars news, our heroes from a galaxy far, far, away brought fans some hope during these, for lack of a better term, “dark times.”

First, reported by Variety, following in the footsteps on their early release of Frozen II to Disney+, Disney and Lucasfilm have released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker early in digital format. Initially set for this Tuesday, the 17th, Disney moved the release date up to Friday, March 13, before a weekend where most families will be staying home to practice social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Fans can purchase TROS from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, and Movies Anywhere for 19.99 (24.99 in 4K). Fans can also buy the entire Sequel Trilogy for 39.99 or the whole Skywalker Saga for 99.99. The Rise of Skywalker will release on Blu-Ray/4K disc March 31.

If animation is more your thing, Star Wars has also released the new trailer and first three episodes of Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventure on the Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel. These one-minute animated shorts stylize some of the best moments throughout the Star Wars saga and make them accessible for younger and first-time Star Wars viewers. Check out the trailer below.

The first episode depicts Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, and BB-8 escaping the First Order after a successful mission to gather intel.

Viewers learn more about Kylo Ren’s obsession with his grandfather’s legacy with the Dark Side.

Finally, Rey embraces her destiny as the next generation of Jedi as she wields Luke and Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber.

More episodes will premiere throughout 2020.