Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, has been confirmed to appear on Netflix later next year.
The deal comes with a caveat, however: only Canadian subscribers will have access when it is available for digital streaming.
Disney, the present copyright holder of the beloved franchise, holds several digital deals with many companies and view-on-demand services. The Daily Dot reported that among these deals, Netflix was only able to secure the rights to the movie for Canada.
Cable channel “Starz” locked up distribution rights within the U.S. They will air the film approximately eight months after its theatrical release. It is likely the latest installment of Star Wars will appear on Disney’s own digital streaming service sometime in the coming years.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, premieres in Los Angeles on December 14, and releases across America December 18th. Details of the story are closely guarded, though it does take place decades after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The film is not yet rated, but it is likely to be either PG or PG-13.
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