‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Will Leave Netflix in January 2019

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Star Wars: Rogue One leaving Netflix in January 2019

Star Wars: Rogue One will be departing Netflix in the United States in January 2019, as the license for the movie is set to expire. This serves as your advance warning that the first Star Wars movie to arrive on Netflix will sadly be leaving the service.

We initially informed you about the impending removal of Rogue One back in June 2018. In June 2018, Netflix US received the second-ever Star Wars movie, “Episode 8: The Last Jedi”.

Both “Episode 8” and Rogue One came to Netflix as part of a multi-year deal between Netflix and Disney, struck in 2014 but enacted from 2016 onwards.

This deal meant that all theatrical releases from Disney and its subsidiaries, including Lucasfilm and Marvel, would arrive on Netflix approximately nine to ten months after their theatrical debut. For Star Wars, this has meant that Rogue One, “Episode 8”, and eventually “Solo: A Star Wars Story” have all been available for streaming on Netflix.

Rogue One was the first spinoff movie in the Star Wars franchise since Disney’s acquisition of the blockbuster franchise in 2012. It was designed 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 by Princess 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 indicates that A Star Wars Story: Rogue One will leave Netflix on January 18th, 2019. This applies only to those in the United States and possibly Canada. For those in the United Kingdom who only recently received Rogue One, you’ll have much longer to stream it.

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, with titles following an exact schedule, we know that once titles are added, they leave exactly one year and six months after their addition. Rogue One was added in July 2017, so the year-and-a-half mark lands in January 2019.

In the meantime, check out our guide to Star Wars movies on Netflix and also let us know if you’ll miss Rogue One and your plans for how to watch the movie post-January 2019.

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