Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi will be the second and maybe even the final Star Wars movie coming to Netflix in 2018. Thanks to the Disney deal, Netflix in the United States will be getting Episode VIII. Other regions such as Canada and the United Kingdom will also get The Last Jedi streaming.
Since 2015, Disney has been pumping out a new Star Wars movie every year. It started by kickstarting the brand new trilogy. Since then we’ve had the first ‘Star Wars Story’ movie released in December 2016 and each of those movies have come to Netflix in the US. The United Kingdom has also received episode 7 too but much later than what the US and Canada get it.
Although reviews for the latest Star Wars hasn’t been as strong as Episode 7 or even Rogue One (now streaming on Netflix) but it does continue the new Disney era trilogy. Episode 8 sees the remainder of the resistance on the run from the far superior first order. Ray has gone off to find Luke Skywalker while Fin is knocked out from his previous encounter with Kylo Ren.
Netflix US Release Date
New Disney movies come to Netflix US around eight months after their theatrical debut. Rogue One came to Netflix in July 2017 and Episode 8 will follow the exact same release pattern. That means Star Wars Episode 8 comes to Netflix US in July 2018.
Star Wars Episode 8 Will Be Leaving Netflix
Don’t panic. You’ll have plenty of time to watch Episode 8 on Netflix but you should be warned that both Rogue One and Star Wars Episode 9 will be leaving Netflix in 2019. The move comes after Disney chose not to renew the contract it has with Netflix and instead create its own streaming platform. Movies are roughly leaving Netflix around a year and a half after they release on Netflix so you can expect it to leave in late 2019 or early 2020.
Other Netflix Regions Getting Star Wars Episode 8
Netflix Canada has been getting brand new theatrical Disney titles long before Netflix US did and we suspect that’ll continue for Episode 8. Canada usually gets the release around the same time as the US so you can once again expect a summer release. Netflix Australia did pick up Rogue One in September 2017 so it may be the case that they get Episode 8 added in September 2018 but there’s no official word on that. The UK will also likely pick up episode 8 too but not until the release date of episode 9 as Disney uses it as a promotion for the next movie about to launch in the cinema.
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