The Last Jedi will be the longest Star Wars film

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has an official runtime and you will be very pleased.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson has officially confirmed that the film will be the longest in the franchise, making us, even more, excited about the release, if that is even possible.

The Last Jedi will be exactly150 minutes, including credits, which hints that we may get a tribute to Carrie Fisher mixed in concluding the film — RIP Princess. I’m getting choked up just thinking about that possibility.

What does this mean for fans of a galaxy far, far away? Well, more Star Wars, which is good enough in itself. It also suggests that there is so much to tell regarding filling in the gaps of that thirty-year timeframe, starting post Return of the Jedi.

Rian Johnson has the gift of diving deep into the hearts of his characters, which only bodes well for the likes of Luke Skywalker, Rey, and Kylo Ren. Those three are more connected than we even know and I can’t wait to find out exactly how.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars:

  • Daisy Ridley as Rey
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
  • Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
  • Carrie Fisher as Leia
  • John Boyega as Finn
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
  • Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
  • Benicio Del Toro as D.J.
  • Laura Dern as Admiral Holdo
  • Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

With the galaxy once again in turmoil and with the First Order on to rise to power, General Leia and her Resistance are all that stands against Supreme Leader Snoke and evil. Luke Skywalker may hold the key to defeating him, if only Rey can convince him into action.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters worldwide on December 15.

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