After an American cinema chain estimated the duration of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkers to be 155 minutes, many fans were looking forward to the longest Star Wars film ever. It quickly became known that Star Wars 9 would not be quite as long. Now we know how long exactly. Star Wars: Skywalker's rise starts in cinemas on Wednesday and millions of fans worldwide are excited about the finale of the Skywalker saga. Weeks ago, Star Wars 9 broke the first records and had gigantic pre-sales figures. Avengers: Endgame only bought more tickets in the first 24 hours after the pre-sale started. Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker promises to be a success, at least financially. Now the duration of the film is finally known.
The FSK has now announced the age rating for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In addition to the information that the film will be released from the age of 12, the FSK also provided us with the exact duration. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is 142 minutes and 5 seconds long. The final is now in second place with Star Wars 2: Attack of the Clones. The length is only topped by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the predecessor to The Rise of Skywalker. It started in cinemas in 2017 with a runtime of 152.
Even though Star Wars 9 is not the longest film in the series, fans can look forward to a long film that will hopefully please more fans than its predecessor in the two hours and 21 minutes. It will definitely be emotional, Star Wars 9 not only concludes 40 years of cinema history, but also shows unseen recordings of Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016, as Princess Leia.
Star Wars: Skywalker's rise starts on December 18, 2019 in German cinemas.