Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be longest Star Wars film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 November 2017
Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will be the longest 'Star Wars' film yet and has a run time of 150 minutes, 26 minutes longer than 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will be the longest 'Star Wars' film yet.

The latest instalment of the science fiction franchise has a confirmed run time of 150 minutes, which is 26 minutes longer than 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 10 minutes longer than 'Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith', which had previously held the record.

Speaking at a press conference in Paris, director Rian Johnson added: "There was a real freedom in writing. It was something very organic. For me, it was like when I worked on my old movies."

Rian previously revealed filming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was overwhelming.

He said: "Walking up the ramp, walking through the hallway, I get flashbacks to when I was a kid with the action figures. Suddenly I had a big lump in my throat. Just so happy. You know it gets you. [This is the] first time shooting with Mark, first time shooting with Daisy, first time shooting a 'Star Wars' movie and you know it's some cool stuff.

"There's a weird that happens when it's being built and when you first show up you are kind of overwhelmed by it all and you get into the nitty gritty of working on it and naturally that level of it goes away and you find yourself just focused on making the scene work, getting the shots, and once in a while you're taking a little break and you look around and you get the holy crap again."

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will see the likes of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and Adam Driver reprise their roles whilst it will be the last outing for the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran
  • UK release: 14 December 2017

Rey (Ridley) meets Luke (Hamill) to learn all about the Force. Johnson expands on the casualties-of-war theme, making magnificent, roaring action sequences and leading the viewer through a blood-stained moral labyrinth. Driver returns with a vengeance, Dern is terrific and it hits the sweet spot between nostalgia and…

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