According to a screen leak from what appears to be some sort of movie ticket ordering screen, potentially from a theater’s point-of-sale system, hints that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s runtime will clock in around the 155 minute mark. This is in line with another rumor that stated the film’s runtime is currently at 155 minutes, but that time could change due to reshoots and final edits.
I mean I’d take a 4-hour long Skywalker Saga finale, and hope that the 155 minutes gets closer to 175 minutes, but I think I can live with a 2.5 hour long runtime as well. I really want a slower boil plot though for this final entry in the Skywalker Saga, and while TROS’s rumored runtime would make it the longest Star Wars film to-date, I still, as a fan, would like it to reach Endgame’s length. I just want every plot thread to be paid off on, and I want the film to feel like a lifetime’s worth of Star Wars, so I’m still pulling for a longer cut.
In the end though, I’m glad we’re at least at the 155 minute level for now, so hopefully reshoots and edits only add to the runtime, and don’t take away from it.