'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Runtime Confirmed
It's official, if you see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters, be prepared to block out a [...]
It's official, if you see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters, be prepared to block out a substantial amount of time.
At a recent press conference, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson confirmed that his film is two and a half hours long, or 150 minutes. As you can probably guess, this is in fact the longest Star Wars movie to-date.
Before this confirmation, Revenge of the Sith (Episode III) was the longest Star Wars entry at 140 minutes. The most recent film in the Skywalker saga, The Force Awakens, clocked in at 124 minutes.
IGN reveals that, in addition to the runtime, Johnson also used that press conference to tell fans that Rogue One director Gareth Edwards would have a cameo in the film.
Johnson's film is the longest of the Skywalker saga so far, but it's the only film he'll have in that series. After Colin Trevorrow was removed from Episode IX, J.J. Abrams was brought in as his replacement.
Fortunately, while Johnson is done with the Skywalker continuity of films, he's far from done with Star Wars as a whole. Lucasfilm recently announced that Johnson would be getting his own trilogy of Star Wars films in the near future.
The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.