People are certainly glad that we are learning more about Star Wars Episode IX through the Star Wars Celebration. In addition to unveiling the official trailer which also revealed the film's title, director J.J. Abrams may have teased the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker running time.
Abrams was recently interviewed by Good Morning America. In the conversation with reporter Paula Faris, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens director hinted at the Rise of Skywalker running time being much longer than anyone anticipated. Take a look at the tweet below.
"How long will @StarWars Episode IX #TheRiseOfSkywalker be? @jjabrams tells @paulafaris it could be anywhere from five minutes to four hours. 'Right now, its 90 minutes because we're not done editing yet,' he says. @GMA," it reads.
Abrams might be exaggerating just how long Episode IX will be but it wouldn't be a huge surprise if the film ends up being longer than three hours. After all, Rise of Skywalker is set to be the end of the Skywalker Saga and there could be a lot of storylines that need to be finished in the movie.
If The Rise of Skywalker does end up being four hours long, it will be the longest Star Wars film in history. It would also be a lot longer than Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which clocks in at two hours and 30 minutes.
It's still uncertain whether Rise of Skywalker will beat The Last Jedi at being the longest Star Wars movie. For now, we will have to wait until Abrams finishes editing the film and makes an official announcement.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for release on December 20.