[Rumor] Star Wars on Netflix? The Evidence is Stacking Up

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Update 9/16/2015: Netflix responded and let us know that there are no current official plans to bring Star Wars to Netflix, take that ambiguity as you please. No word on how this affects their 2016 Disney contract.

It has been kind of an interesting month for Netflix, with the recent announcement that they wouldn’t be re-signing a deal with EPIX, an agreement that gave Netflix hundreds of top tier movie titles that subscribers could stream instantly. It’s always less fun hearing about movies being removed from the service. And it’s not just Netflix, these days it’s been like going through Jedi training to try and watch Star Wars online legally. And with Rouge One coming soon, fans are getting anxious for streaming options.

But today a bit of evidence started piling up that Netflix is going to soon be adding the entire Star Wars back catalog for us all to stream, likely within the next month. With news like this, the news of other major removals quickly fades from memory.

There is some evidence of this potentially becoming a reality when searching deep under the top layer of Netflix’s library for Star Wars titles. There are existing pages within the streaming app (login required to see them) that lead us to believe we’re not that far off from Star Wars streaming on Netflix.

The Phantom Menace

Attack of the Clones

Revenge of the Sith

A New Hope

Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

Here’s a screenshot of the Empire Strikes Back page just in case these end up deleted or hidden from view:

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We have reached out to Netflix but have not heard back to confirm or deny these rumors.

This would certainly be a big win for the streaming service, especially with the newest film in the trilogy ‘The Force Awakens’ set to release December 2015, certainly making sense of this whole rumor. Why not market the entire film series prior to a big theatrical premiere? Not to mention Disney (the owner of Star Wars and spin-offs like Star Wars: Rebels) and Netflix have a big agreement that’s about to kick into gear come 2016, so it wouldn’t surprise us to see this happen here soon.

Watch the new Star Wars trailer below, and check back for an update once we hear back from Netflix:

  • Dustin Roberts

    Makes sense since Disney inked a deal with Netflix in 2012 to become the exclusive U.S. subscription service for Disney’s new releases beginning in 2016.

  • Rare Star Wars Pics

    I have to point out that Disney doesnt own the rights to the first Star Wars movie, so if A New Hope is part of it, its not a deal with Fox. Fox also owns the rights to ESB and Jedi until, I think, 2020. Also Disney (with Fox) is re-releasing the blu-ray set next month. Seems like a bad time to release it on netfix as you are trying to sell the boxset.

  • Christopher Stansfield

    Rather confused by this, as Netflix has always carried entries of things it doesn’t offer through streaming. They still have a DVD-by-mail business that I am sure the Star Wars movies have always been available through.

    • Christopher Anderson

      Yes you are confused. Netflix streaming does not show DVD/Bluray only titles. The screenshot above is for streaming.

  • Marysocontrary

    Interesting. I clicked on the link for A New Hope and it pulled up the placeholder for The Empire Strikes back.

  • @@walker

    Star Wars is streaming finally!

  • Mades

    where i can watch this movie????

    • Mades

      Thank you for the information,,, I am very happy to be able to watch this movie