– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Better moderate your soda intake while seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, because the film is set to be the longest yet in the franchise. According to IGN, director Rian Johnson has confirmed that the film will run a whopping 150 minutes (two hours and 30 minutes) in length, including credits.

So how does it compare to the other entries? Let’s break them down:

  • The Last Jedi – 150 minutes
  • Attack of the Clones – 142 minutes
  • Revenge of the Sith – 140 minutes
  • The Phantom Menace – 133 minutes
  • Rogue One – 133 minutes
  • Return of the Jedi – 131 minutes
  • The Force Awakens – 124 minutes
  • The Empire Strikes Back – 124 minutes
  • A New Hope – 121 minutes

So not only is Star Wars: The Last Jedi the longest film in the franchise, but it’s 26 minutes longer than The Force Awakens and 17 minutes longer than Rogue One. All in all, it sounds like there’s going to be a whole lot of content for us to digest, which we’re thrilled with. This franchise has never really been all about bloated runtimes, but when building off of and continuing the mythology we know and love, it is nice to see that they’re doing their best to at least give it the time it needs.

Are you excited for a longer running Star Wars film, or do you wish they’d keep it closer to the two hour mark? Let us know down below!

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  • Lenin1959

    The Lord of the Rings level has been reached when it comes to feature length – now let’s hope they can hit the same level when it comes to storytelling and entertainment!

    • Kindofabigdeal

      That’s it. Someone get Viggo Mortensen to come in and play a rustic old smuggler.

  • Kronx

    Most of that runtime is due to the controversial 25-minute scene of Chewbacca and Poe using baby Porgs to play raquetball.

  • Moby85

    It doesn’t concern me like an overly short film would. I don’t find long movies annoying, as a film buff, if I can do my Lawrence of Arabia DVD in one viewing, I can do The Last Jedi.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.