“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will be shorter than previously reported. But its runtime — clocking in at two hours and 21 minutes, according to director J.J. Abrams — still makes it the second-longest “Star Wars” film behind “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
It was originally reported that “The Rise of Skywalker” would be two hours and 34 minutes, which would make it the lengthiest installment yet. Abrams revealed the actual runtime SiriusXM’s EW Live, couching his answer with “I believe,” leading some to speculate that could minorly fluctuate with end credits.
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Abrams recently announced he completed the film Sunday after conducting routine reshoots.
“You see something and think, ‘That could be clearer, that could be a little better.’ If you have ability to fix the piece, you take advantage of that,” he told Good Morning America.
Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac star in “The Rise of Skywalker,” the conclusion to Disney and Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy. It arrives in theaters Dec. 20.
Below lists runtimes for other Star Wars films:
“Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” – 121 Minutes
“Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” – 124 Minutes
“Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” – 131 Minutes
“Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” – 136 Minutes
“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” – 142 Minutes
“Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” – 140 Minutes
“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” – 138 Minutes
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” – 133 Minutes
“Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” – 152 Minutes
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” – 135 Minutes
“Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” – 141 Minutes
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