‘Star Wars’ Day, May The Fourth, Is Going To Be Extra Special This Year For Disney+ Subscribers; Here’s Why
All Star Wars fans know that May 4 — May the Fourth be with you, to be exact — is Star Wars Day. It’s a fun day for fans around the world to reminisce on their favorite franchise, watch some good movies, and honor their favorite characters. This Star Wars day, though, Disney+ is giving fans a major treat specifically for fans of The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
A new ‘The Mandalorian’ documentary is coming to Disney+ on ‘Star Wars’ Day
In a press release from Disney+ and StarWars.com, a new The Mandalorian documentary was announced called Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. The 8-part series will give an “unprecedented look” at how the hit-Disney+ series was made. It’ll show the groundbreaking technology, filming, and overall production of The Mandalorian. This includes “interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Jon Favreau.”
Favreau is known for a lot of work in successful franchises. From directing the very first Iron Man and even having a role as Happy, to now being the showrunner for one of Disney’s most successful Star Wars entities, it’s safe to say that Favreau is the perfect guy to give fans an inside look into the show.
“Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is an opportunity for fans of the show to take a look inside and get to see a different perspective, and perhaps a greater understanding, of how The Mandalorian came together and some of the incredibly talented contributors throughout Season 1,” Favreau said in the statement. “We had a great experience making the show and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you.”
The first episode is premiering on May 4, and the rest will follow on Fridays after that. Since it’s called Disney Gallery, it’s possible this could be an ongoing thing for future movies and TV shows.
The season finale of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is being moved to May 4, too
Another “gift” coming for Star Wars Day is the season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The series has been releasing episodes on Fridays, but the very last episode in this final season will premiere days ahead of schedule on Monday, May the Fourth.
As StarWars.com puts it, the finale will explore “the events leading up to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.” We’ve previously reported what the final four episodes of The Clone Wars will hold, and there will be overlap between Episode III and Order 66, aka the Jedi Purge.
Ahsoka will reunite with her former master Anakin Skywalker, along with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Captain Rex in this Friday’s episode, and Ashley Eckstein, who voices Ahsoka, said it’s some of the best scenes in all of the franchise.
“We gave it our all because the fans deserve that,” she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet in March, saying that it was the fans who saved the show after its 2013 cancelation. “And I think you’re going to see that this is some of the best Star Wars that’s ever been created.”
Disney+ is the place to be this ‘Star Wars’ Day
If you watch both of those episodes on May the Fourth, but you’re still itching to consume more Star Wars, you’re already in the right spot. Considering you can’t really go anywhere to celebrate Star Wars day, like screening the movies at a friend’s house, holding a get-together, or even going to the Disney Parks if you’re lucky enough to live by one, it might seem tough to get in the spirit.
However, Disney+ has many Star Wars movies. From the trilogies to the spin-offs like Rogue One, you’re good to have a massive marathon if you’d like. There are even other series like Star Wars Rebels you can dive into. Not to mention, some other fun little episodes of Lego: Star Wars and Forces of Destiny will lighten the mood.
So if you were worried about how you were going to celebrate this Star Wars Day, Disney+ has your back. May the Fourth be with you.