May 4 is known around the world as Star Wars Day, and this year, Disney+ is celebrating May the 4th by giving the streaming service a Star Wars makeover.
“The unique brand-centric architecture of Disney+ gives us the opportunity to get creative with how we showcase and engage fans around the content,” Disney Streaming Services President Michael Paull said in a statement. “As part of the ‘May the 4th’ celebration we partnered with the teams at Lucasfilm to honor the artistry of Star Wars and bring their vision to life on Disney+ by showcasing the incredible concept art from over four decades of the beloved saga.”
In addition to the concept art, the Star Wars logo on the Disney+ home screen will get an animated upgrade that channels the iconic visuals of a ship jumping to hyperspace.
The makeover not only coincides with May the 4th but also the Disney+ debut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the arrival of which means the entire Skywalker Saga will be available to stream.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.