The director confirms.
Earlier reports based on AMC Theaters’ listed runtimes have claimed that Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker will have a runtime of 155 minutes, or 2 hours and 35 minutes, longer than any previous movie in the franchise.
It turns out that they were wrong.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director J.J. Abrams revealed the true runtime for Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker is a lot shorter than was previously reported, as he confirmed that the final edit of the movie was finished just last weekend.
According to Abrams, the movie will have a runtime of 141 minutes, or 2 hours and 21 minutes. This means that the title of longest Star Wars movie will still belong to 2017’s Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi, which clocks in at 152 minutes.
There you have it, Star Wars fans. Check out the (revised) complete list of Star Wars movies from the shortest to the longest runtimes:
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) – 98 Minutes
- 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
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) – 133 Minutes
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – 135 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) – 136 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – 138 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) – 140 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – 141 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) – 142 Minutes
- Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) – 152 Minutes
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is slated to release on 19 December 2019. In the meantime, check out the final trailer below.