Make sure you take a bathroom break before Star Wars: The Last Jedi as the film will be the longest Star Wars film yet!
The latest installment of the franchise, which releases on December 14th, 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.
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