When will ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Come to Netflix?

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in cinemas in the next couple of weeks in America and abroad and if you’re waiting for it to come to Netflix, here’s your guide as to when you’ll be streaming Solo. The release date does depend on where you reside to read carefully.

Since Disney acquired Star Wars it began a schedule of putting a new Star Wars movie every year. We’ve seen three released under the Disney so far. Every other year, they release a numbered entry and on the other year they release a ‘Star Wars Story’. Here’s what the release schedule looks like so far for the Star Wars movies under Disney.

  • 2015: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • 2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 2017: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  • 2018: Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • 2019: Star Wars Episode IX

2018 means a brand new Star Wars story and Disney has chosen to give further background on Han Solo, a staple of both the Original and Sequel trilogies. The new movie features a young solo, younger chewie, and Lando Calrissian as they adventure around the galaxy.

Netflix US *MAY* get Solo: A Star Wars Story

In 2016, we saw the release of Rogue One which is now streaming on Netflix in the US as part of the Disney contract. It also means we’ll see the release of The Last Jedi over the summer.

Given the trajectory of past Disney releases, we’re expecting Solo: A Star Wars Story to be on Netflix US in January 2019. With that said, we need to add a disclaimer that if the Disney deal fully expires come 2019, then we won’t see the release but we’re not privy to the full information of the contract.

We’re expecting Solo: A Star Wars movie to be the final movie released by Disney on Netflix before it removes its library in favor of its own service.

Netflix Canada Release Date for Solo

Netflix Canada can expect the movie to release around the same time as the US and it’s not affected by the same contract as the US so you can expect it to stick around for some time.

Netflix UK Release Date

We’re not entirely sure whether the UK will be getting the new Star Wars story. Sky picks up the immediate streaming rights and then usually drops them around 2 years after the movie has been out. Should Netflix UK pick up Rogue One in 2018, you can expect Solo to arrive on Netflix UK in 2020.

If you love Star Wars, Netflix isn’t the best home for the titles but many Star Wars movies are on Netflix as we’ve written in our guide.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.