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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Stepping Into China With Day-And-Date Release

‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Stepping Into China With Day-And-Date Release

Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker has been set for a December 20 China release, in step with domestic. This marks a change from the saga’s recent holiday installments which have each bowed in the Middle Kingdom in January, after initial rollout elsewhere. The official Star Wars Weibo account posted a Chinese-subtitled trailer today with the release information and also said previews will begin from 7Pm on December 18 in China, the same day that a handful of major international markets start releasing in earnest.

The timing this year is interesting (and ultimately dictated by the Chinese authorities). It gives Skywalker a coveted day-and-date release while at the same time putting the epic’s final episode in the path of a rush of local titles, leaving it potentially little breathing room. But, as we’ve seen, China is not key to this franchise.

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