“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is only a few months away from its premiere in theaters and fans everywhere can’t await this final chapter in the current trilogy. As epic and grand as we all expect the movie to be, it goes without saying that the film will call for a longer runtime and according to a kiosk selling pre-sale tickets to the movie, it seems The Rise of Skywalker could be over two and a half hours long.
Pictured below, in an image posted to Reddit by user HopeLivesInTheGalaxy, we see showtimes for the new film–along with a runtime for the movie. The PG-13 rated film looks to be 155 minutes long, making it come in at two-hours and thirty-give minutes–making it the longest “Star Wars” film ever.
As we all know, these kiosks are not always 100% accurate and technically this runtime has not been confirmed by Lucasfilm. However, judging by Disney’s past with final films in movie series and the two films prior, the chances of this being the accurate runtime is quite high.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” sits at two-hours and eighteen-minutes and “Star Wars: The Las Jedi” comes in at two-hours and thirty-two-minutes. Also, we can’t forget the epic finale to the Infinity Saga in Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” which saw a runtime of over three-hours.
Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios are different companies. However, they are both under The Walt Disney Company, who we all know is looking for success with this new film. The last “Star Wars” film to grace the silver screen was one of Lucasfilm’s biggest losses to date with “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which grossed only $392.9 million at the world box-office.
What are your thoughts on “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” coming in at over two and a half hours? Let us know in the comments!