Fans, we’re within sixty days of the opening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This is the one that ends all the others and is expected to pull from several canon sources to do it. As expected, Episode IX will have the longest run time of any of it’s predecessors. Unexpected, however, is it’s only by three minutes.
What can you do with three extra minutes?
The list is long, but distinguished. Chewie could roast a Porg. Luke could milk a Moof. Rey could make several 1/4 portions, and the list goes on. Our writing colleague Shea at That Hashtag Show says they probably just added more people to the credits and made them longer. A quick scroll through Fandango’s Facebook post about the official run time had some interesting fan opinions about it, too. One user stated:
“That’s not a lot of time to make up for Episode VIII and close up the whole saga. Good luck.”
“Oh goodie! A beat-the-clock-pee-challenge!”
And finally, the funniest one was:
“Going to have to ask my husband if he can put a catheter in himself… cause Lord knows he won’t make it!”
Theaters, take note. You’re going to need some extra mops.
Is 155 minutes enough time to tie all the loose ends in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ?
The official run time of The Rise of Skywalker is 2 hours and 35 minutes. The Last Jedi clocks in just under that at 2 hours and 32 minutes. Some argue that isn’t long enough for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to wrap this whole saga up. Fans on the same Facebook post also said:
“I wish it was three hours, but that’s just me.”
More fans echoed the same sentiment:
“The last film of the saga should have been three hours or at least a two-parter.”
“That’s all? Make it 3 1/2 or even better, 4 hours. Make it worth it.”
Star Wars fans are divided as ever, even over the run time!
The tickets—not the ticker—tell the tale on this movie
Longer run times don’t scare audiences. Avengers: Endgame ran over three hours and broke all kinds of sales records. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opened ticket sales the same day as the final trailer release, and already broke the record for first-hour ticket sales, out-selling Endgame by 45%. According to Atom Tickets, here’s the top-5 highest-selling first-hour ticketed movies:
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Avengers: Endgame
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Star Wars: Rogue One
The other make-or-break for this film will be fan word-of-mouth. If the reviews are good, expect this to break about every box office record there is. Pretty sure there is a mouse somewhere that’s very happy with that list.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuts December 20th. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now. Keep up with all the latest about Star Wars on That Hashtag Show!