STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is Reportedly The Longest STAR WARS Movie
Good news for all you Jedi heads who want more Star Wars, it sounds like The Last Jedi is expected to be one of the longest adventures in the Star Wars saga. According to Cineworld, the film's official running time is 150 minutes, dethroning Attack of the Clones and its 142-minute runtime out of the top spot.
It is quite possible that the movie website is merely estimating an expected time or just posted the runtime as a placeholder, but since Rian Johnson just recently announced that post-production on the film is finished, the runtime could be accurate.
The original three films in the trilogy are the shortest, with Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi being the shortest with the runtimes of 121 minutes, 124 minutes and 132 minutes.
Up to this point, Lucasfilm has done an incredible job keeping a tight lid on releasing anything to the public about the sequel. We did get the first trailer earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration and a behind-the-scenes reel was released this summer at the D23 Expo, with no official word on a follow-up trailer. But, Mark Hamill let it slip to a fan who asked when a new trailer would debut, with Hamill saying they should tune in to Monday Night Football on October 9. That was not an official confirmation and Hamill ended up deleting the tweet, so only time will tell if Hamill actually spoiled one of Lucasfilm's well-laid plans or if he was just pulling our chains. Either way, I'm pretty sure we will all be watching Monday Night Football next week.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters December 15.