With the release of the final trailer (and tickets) for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ this week, fans can expect a lot of news to be coming out about the “final” film of the main ‘Star Wars’ saga from here until December when the film is released. Today’s news comes from those ticket sales, which include information about the run time of the movie, which apparently has it currently clocking in at 155 minutes, which is 2 hours and 35 minutes, 3 minutes longer than the current record holder ‘The Last Jedi,’ which some fans already felt was a bit long (including yours truly – all that casino world nonsense could have been cut out, but I digress…). However, this being the final chapter of the main saga films, I doubt anyone will complain if J.J. Abrams and company took their time to wrap things up properly, especially considering that the movie is still shorter than say ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ which clocked in at 181 minutes (3 hours 1 min).
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Of course, it is still a bit too early to say with any confidence that this is the definite run time of the movie, as directors, and Abrams, in particular, have been known to continue to tweak their movies up until weeks before release (as was the case with Abrams and ‘The Force Awakens‘), and I doubt that all of the special effects are one hundred percent locked by this point anyway, meaning that run time could still swing either up or down in the next two months.
At the end of the day, run time really has very little to do with quality of the movie, and if the trailer is any indication (and I am always on the fence about trailers, so take this with a grain of salt), there are a lot of cool visuals for the film, and they seem to be heading in a good direction so far and are dropping enough hints without spoiling anything that fans should have plenty to look forward to on December 19th when the film opens.
Feel free to share your thoughts on the trailer, the run time, and what the “end” of the saga means to you in the comments below!
Here’s a full list of all the run times of every ‘Star Wars’ movie (as provided by Collider)
- “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) -121 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) -124 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) -131 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) -136 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) -142 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) -140 Minutes
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) -138 Minutes
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) -133 Minutes
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) -152 Minutes
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) -135 Minutes
- Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (2019) -155 Minutes”