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Will you be able to stream 'Star Wars' soon?

Will you be able to stream 'Star Wars' soon?
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, people couldn't stream the Star Wars movies to their phones or tablets.

Those days could soon be over with this good news for Star Wars fans!

Everyone got excited when Disney bought the Star Wars franchise. New films were announced and fans everywhere seemed optimistic about it. But there's just one problem: Fox still owned distribution rights for the first six movies. That meant no online streaming - anywhere (legal, that is).

But, a recent Italian ad has shown signs that Disney may soon be streaming the original Star Wars movies on its digital platform, Disney Movies Anywhere.

The ad has since been removed by the user, but according to Film Divider when translated it said:

Enter Disney’s magical world, with the brand new site disney.it. All your favourite Disney characters await you, including the most engaging TV series and plenty of exclusive videos and content. Amazing apps and games and a online community to share your passions. All of this, simply from any PC, tablets or smartphones. Carry the Disney’s magic always on you.

Here's the kicker. The ad included Darth Vader, Han Solo, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi and a clip from "Episode IV."

However, there are critics. You see, Disney owns Lucasfilm which it bought back in 2012 for $4 billion. However, rights to the first movie still belong to Twentieth Century Fox. The ad also doesn't say specifically that Star Wars will be able for streaming, so there's no official word on this yet, but but fans are still hopeful.

As always, be sure to stay tuned in to what's Happening Now for the latest on this story as it breaks.

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