The completion of the latest Star Wars trilogy is eagerly awaited. In December it finally starts and the latest information on the runtime already tells us that the movie could be the longest in the series.
Star Wars: The ascent of Skywalker not only completes the current trilogy, but also ends a whole cinema era. The stories about the Sykwalkers, started in 1977 with Luke Skywalker, about his father Anakin Skywalker in the prequel movies (1999-2005) and now again about Luke and his sister Leia, will end in 2019. In The Ascension of Skywalker, Mark Hamill will slip into his iconic role of Luke Skywalker for the last time, and also the 2016 deceased actress Carrie Fisher will be shown for the last time as Princess Leia with the help of older footage. For the heroes of the new generation, Rey, Finn and Poe, the film will bring the story to an end. After the rise Skywalkers is a Star Wars break inserted, revealed Disney recently. The next trilogy, which will be released in the earliest 2022, will then take place in a completely different time, presumably several thousand years before the Skywalker era.
The film by J.J. Abrahms is therefore a must for Star Wars fans for several reasons. What's more, according to the latest reports, it could be the longest Star Wars movie of all time. Allegedly, cinemas in the United States have received a provisional term so that the ideas can be planned in advance. Of course, this runtime is not final yet, after all, Star Wars 9 is not finished yet, but it might be a good indicator of how long Star Wars: The Ascension of Skywalker will actually take. The preliminary duration is 155 minutes, ie two hours and 35 minutes. So Star Wars 9 would not only be the longest film in the trilogy, but the longest Star Wars of all time.
Good news for Star Wars fans. As of 18 December 2019, we will learn how long the film actually will be when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Starts in German Cinema.