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Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Runtime Revealed By Unusual, But Solid, Source

After Star Wars: The Last Jedi's franchise-record runtime of 152 minutes, many fans are naturally curious as to just how long the final chapter in the saga, The Rise of Skywalker, will be.

Well, it appears we now have our answer.

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"[John Williams'] started up with another Star Wars," percussionist Don Williams said during a score study hosted by the Academy of Scoring Arts. "We started our last week. He’s got a 135 minutes worth of music to write. Okay, so that kind of tells you how long the film is. 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."

This would place The Rise of Skywalker in close proximity with The Phantom Menace, which had a runtime of 133 minutes.

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Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkerstars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives Dec. 20.

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