In an interview he conducted with EWLive on SiriusXM 109, J.J. Abrams revealed the official runtime for The Rise of Skywalker. The film will clock in at 2 hours, 21 minutes which is shorter than the previously-reported runtime of 2 hours, 35 minutes we saw last month. As noted in EW’s article, Abrams does say he believes this is the final runtime, possibly leaving the chance for a few more minutes to be added when its all said and done (the final production bow was placed on the film yesterday).
This stated length is shorter than the previous report, coming in at around the same time as Attack of the Clones (140 minutes) and Revenge of the Sith (141 minutes).
With this nugget of news, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi will remain the longest-running film in the Star Wars saga to date.
Earlier Monday, the director confirmed on Good Morning America that the final Skywalker Saga film was just finished this weekend.
So in an interview for EWLive on SiriusXM 109, Dalton Ross asked the director how long is the final cut. There had been earlier reports that the film could be the longest Star Wars movie ever based on approximate run times sent to theaters. But nope, it’s not.
The Rise of Skywalker is “two hours and 21 minutes,” Abrams says (and then added “I believe,” which could add a minute or so of end-credits wiggle room).
But firmly not two hours and 35 minutes, which is what listed was in earlier (and apparently erroneous) stories that were posted before the film was finished.