Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has made several headlines, being the final film of this trilogy and supposedly ending the long-running Skywalker Saga once and for all, at least until Disney decides they want more money. There was a time when fans thought that this would be the longest film in the franchise, with reports stating that it could almost be three hours. However, director J.J. Abrams just gave us the running time and it’s not the longest Star Wars film after all.
During an interview with EW Live, Abrams said he believes that The Rise of Skywalker runtime will be two hours and 21 minutes, which is 141 minutes. Previous reports claimed that it could be 155 minutes overall but that doesn’t appear to be the case unless they’re counting credits. Maybe with credits, the film is 155 minutes but that’s just speculation.
GameSpot states that the length makes this movie shorter than 2002’s Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, which is the worst Star Wars film and nothing you can do will change my mind. Length doesn’t always mean quality so here’s hoping that the 141 minutes of The Rise of Skywalker ends up being a good length for this movie, otherwise, we’ll bitch about getting a Director’s Cut.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be coming out on December 20. What are your thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker running time?