Will Star Wars: Episode IX Have Enough Time To Properly Close The Skywalker Saga?

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August 12, 2019  01:40 PM


Lucasfilm may have been keeping mum about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker the past few weeks in an attempt at reigning in the film’s secrets before Episode IX makes its way to cinemas later this year, however, there’s been a lot of information here and there making the rounds online.

One of the most recent details about the film that’s somehow made its way on the internet is Episode IX’s screentime. Yesterday, Don Williams, the brother of legendary music composer John Williams, decided to discuss the music that his brother was working for The Rise of Skywalker.

Speaking at the Academy of Scoring Art’s score study of Jurassic Park, Don revealed that he and John have both started working on Episode IX and that his brother has more than 135 minutes worth of music to write. While the length of the music of a film shouldn’t really be taken as an indicator of the film’s actual length, it does sound like the film will run for about that number.

While we’ve yet to hear from Lucasfilm confirming or denying the report that Episode IX’s music lasts for more or less 135 music, we’ve decided to discuss whether that would be long enough for the movie? Will The Rise of Skywalker fully be able to discuss and address all that it needs to address if Episode IX were only 135 minutes long?

There’s a lot riding on The Rise of Skywalker. Not only is the movie expected to complete Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy, but it’s also set to culminate the entire Skywalker saga. The 135 minutes of screentime barely seems like enough time for the film to tackle everything that it needs to tackle.

Let’s just hope that Episode IX is much longer than what fans imagine it to be.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

Read: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Possible Runtime Is Surprisingly Short

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