Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be longest movie in the franchise's history

  • 18/11/2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has had its runtime confirmed as 150 minutes, or two-and-a-half hours.

That makes it the longest Star Wars movie ever.

Director Rian Johnson announced the length at a recent media event after it'd been rumoured for some time.

Previously, the longest Star Wars film was 2002's Attack of the Clones, which ran for 142 minutes, while the shortest was the original with 121 minutes.

Johnson's debut in the franchise is nearly half an hour longer than the two most recent films, The Force Awakens and Rogue One.

The runtimes of the theatrical cuts of each Star Wars film released so far is as follows:

  • Star Wars - 121 minutes
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - 124 minutes
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - 132 minutes
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace - 133 minutes
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones - 142 minutes
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - 140 minutes
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 135 minutes
  • Star Wars: Rogue One - 133 minutes


Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released in New Zealand cinemas on December 14.