Star Wars: Rogue One will be departing from Netflix in the United States come January 2019 as the license for the movie will expire. This is your advanced warning of the first Star Wars movie to come to Netflix sadly leaving the service.
We first told you of the impending removal of Rogue One back in June 2018. In June 2018, Netflix US received the second ever Star Wars movie in the form of “Episode 8: The Last Jedi”.
Both Episode 8 and Rogue One comes to Netflix as part of a multi-year deal between Netflix and Disney struck back in 2014 but was enacted from 2016 onwards.
It means that all theatrical releases from Disney and its subsidiaries including Lucasfilm and Marvel come to Netflix around nine to ten months after their cinema debut. For Star Wars, that’s meant that Rogue One, Episode 8 and eventually “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will all be streaming on Netflix.
Rogue One was the first spinoff movie in the Star Wars franchise since Disney acquired the blockbuster franchise back in 2012. It sets to bridge the gap between the events directly leading up to Episode IV: A New Hope. It features a fantastic cast, great action sequences and even a surprise appearance of Princeless Leia. The movie has been streaming on Netflix in the United States since July 18th, 2017.
When exactly is Rogue One leaving Netflix?
Our current schedule says that A Star Wars Story: Rogue One will leave Netflix on January 18th, 2019. This only applies to those in the United States and possibly Canada. Those in the United Kingdom that only just got Rogue One, you’ll have a lot longer to stream.
How do we know it’s leaving Netflix
All movie contracts with third parties on Netflix eventually expire or come up for renewal.
Thanks to the Disney deal titles following an exact schedule, we know that once titles are added, they leave exactly one year and six months after they’re added. Rogue One was added in July 2017 with a year and a half landing on January 2019.
In the meantime, check out our guide to Star Wars movies on Netflix and also let us know if you’re going to miss Rogue One and what your plans on how to watch the movie post-January 2019.