We May Now Know How Long Star Wars Episode IX Will be

Daisy Ridley in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Photo by Lucasfilm/Bad Robot/Walt Disney Studios/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5886293fo)

The 9th episode in the timeless Star Wars saga is getting near, and everyone is curious for any detail on the new movie, the conclusion of the war between the resistance and the new order in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.

Recently, we got a hint about one such detail – the running time of the movie. Don Williams, brother of composer John Williams who is the name behind the musical score of the movie, revealed that john got a 135 minutes’ worth of music to write. “So that kind of tells you how long the film is,” he said in a panel on Scoring Arts. “It is top to bottom music. We’ve done four days. We just scratched the surface. I think we’ve got something like 34 minutes in the can at this point”. 

If this length of the music score is a good indication for the length of the movie, it will be longer than the previous movie The Last Jedi which had a running time of 152 minutes – the longest-running till now. Next in line was Attack of the Clones with 142 minutes running time.

Let’s just hope that returning director J. J. Abrams will have enough movie time to finish the saga strong.