The end of the Skywalker Saga is almost at hand. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is just over two months away, and, while fans are mostly just sitting and waiting for a new trailer to drop in order to see what new details about the story it might reveal, it looks like one piece of info may have come about through other channels.
The film's runtime may have been revealed thanks to movie theaters scheduling showtimes. If accurate, then Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will come in at 155 minutes, or two hours and 35 minutes long. For comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, came in at two hours and 15 minutes long, while The Last Jedi was two hours and 32 minutes long, making it essentially the same length as The Rise of Skywalker reportedly is. The info comes from an image of theater showtimes posted to Reddit.
It's unclear where this information came from exactly, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. Tickets are not officially on sale yet. However, that new trailer everybody is expecting will likely also come with the announcement that tickets are on sale, and as such, theaters are probably gearing up for that to happen right now, so this info is very likely on the level. It would also fit with some of the information we do have.
These days it seems like all major event movies exceed two hours in length, so a movie over two and a half hours long is no shock, especially since Star Wars: The Last Jedi did the same thing. Even if this 155 minute runtime isn't perfectly accurate, it's possible, even likely, the movie hasn't completed editing quite yet, one would expect the movie will come in at a runtime something like this.
Of course, exactly what we'll see inside that two and a half hours or so is anybody's guess. We've seen one teaser trailer and this year's D23 Expo gave us some additional footage. The next trailer is expected any day now. There was an indication it might hit during last Monday's Monday Night Football game, but that didn't happen. Previous Star Wars trailers have debuted during the broadcast, so keeping an eye on next week's game isn't a bad idea.
Whenever the trailer does arrive we'll certainly get some new footage of the movie, though the entire trilogy has thus far done a good job of giving us trailers while still largely keeping even the basic plot secret, and so I wouldn't expect Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to change that. We'll get plenty of material that makes us ask questions, but little that gives us answers, thus giving us plenty to talk about for the next two months until the movie actually arrives.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will be in theaters, maybe for 155 minutes at a time, starting December 20.