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Star Wars: The Last Jedi run time confirmed, longest Star Wars movie to date

Back in September it was rumoured that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will run for 150 minutes, and now with just a few short weeks to go until we return to the galaxy far, far away, director Rian Johnson has confirmed that run time is indeed accurate, making The Last Jedi the longest Star Wars movie to date.

Rian Johnson has just confirmed this rumor (although it was pretty concrete at the time) that the running time for #TheLastJedi will be 150 minutes, officially making it the longest Star Wars movie ever. https://t.co/q1VpOItzsw

John Hoey (@JohnnyHoey) November 17, 2017

For comparison, the running times for the previous instalments in the Star Wars saga:

Episode IV – A New Hope – 121 minutes Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – 124 minutes Episode VI – Return of the Jedi – 131 minutes Episode I – The Phantom Menace – 133 minutes Episode II – Attack of the Clones – 142 minutes Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
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Last Jedi Runtime Reveals Longest Star Wars Movie Yet

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Last Jedi Runtime Reveals Longest Star Wars Movie Yet
Those of you who plan on seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi next month are going to need to settle in for a long ride and plan pee breaks accordingly, because it's going to be the longest movie in the history of the franchise. Recently, reports started swirling that Disney and Lucasfilm were going to give the latest Star Wars movie a long runtime, but now director Rian Johnson has confirmed it. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be 150 minutes, or two and a half hours long. That includes credits.

The news was confirmed by Rian Johnson during a recent press conference in Paris. It had previously been thought that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be 150-minutes-long when several theater chains listed that as the runtime. Though, that was far from official. But now the director has weighed in, so we know that this movie is going to give
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Be the Longest Movie in Franchise History

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Be the Longest Movie in Franchise History
When “Star Wars: The Last Ledi” opens in theaters nationwide next month, it will make history as the longest “Star Wars” movie ever released. Rian Johnson confirmed “The Last Jedi” will run two hours and 30 minutes during an international press conference (via The Playlist). The runtime includes credits.

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At 150 minutes, “The Last Jedi” will run nearly 20 minutes longer than recent “Star Wars” efforts like “The Force Awakens” (135 minutes) and “Rogue One” (133 minutes). The previous record holder for longest “Star Wars” movie was George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” which ran 142 minutes long. “Revenge of the Sith” clocked in at 140 minutes, while the original “Star Wars” trilogy all had entires in the 120-135 minute range.

“The Last Jedi” continues to the story of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, picking up directly after the events of
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Horror Highlights: MST3K Turkey Day Marathon, Comet TV’s November Programming, The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, Occupation, My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast, Live-evil

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Gather the family around the table, count your blessings, eat lots of food, and then maybe check out the MST3K marathon! Also: a look at Comet TV's November programming, Afm screening details for The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, and Occupation, My Neighbors are Dead podcast details, and three clips from Live-Evil.

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Announced: Press Release: "It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, grab a heaping helping of Mexican three-layer dip and pureed giblets and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved traditional Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by show creator Joel Hodgson and MST3K stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray, this year’s marathon features six classic episodes of MST3K never before included in a Shout! Factory Turkey Day Marathon.

Starting at 12 pm Et / 9 am Pt on Thursday, November 23rd, the holiday marathon will showcase six classic MST3K episodes,
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Live-Action Star Wars TV Show In The Works At Disney

In addition to a fourth trilogy of movies being hatched by The Last Jedi‘s Rian Johnson, Disney has confirmed plans to launch a new live-action Star Wars series in 2019.

The project was one of three major TV shows announced at the company’s earnings call today (via The Wall Street Journal), after it was confirmed that both Monsters Inc. and High School Musical are also headed to the small screen. It’s all part of Disney’s aggressive plan to stake a claim in the streaming market and, essentially, draw power away from Netflix, the undisputed king of digital content. And it seems the Mouse House is bringing its big guns.

Unlike Rebels and the newly-released Forces of Destiny, this all-new Star Wars series is the first sign of a live-action TV show since Disney announced Underworld back in 2005. Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and
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Is Dave Filoni Working on a ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action TV Show After ‘Rebels’ Ends?

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Is Dave Filoni Working on a ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action TV Show After ‘Rebels’ Ends?
Lucasfilm has been flirting with the idea of making a live-action Star Wars TV show since the mid-2000s. Fifty hours worth of scripts were rumored to have been completed, and Disney acquired those unproduced scripts when they purchased Lucasfilm. We know the show had a working title of Star Wars: Underworld, and it would have taken place between Revenge of the Sith […]

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clips Find The Ghost Crew Returning to Lothal

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clips Find The Ghost Crew Returning to Lothal
Star Wars Rebels is currently airing its final season on Disney Xd. The series, which bridges the gap between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Rogue One, follows the crew of the freighter starship the Ghost as they conduct operations against the Empire. Two new Star Wars Rebels clips find the Ghost crew […]

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Star Wars Rebels Unlikely To Crossover With Solo: A Star Wars Story

One of the great things about Star Wars Rebels is how it’s able to bridge the gap between the original trilogy and the prequel movies, as it’s set in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. In recent years, that’s meant that it’s been able to link up with Rogue One, with Forest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera joining the show. It’s possible, then, that Rebels could also crossover with Solo: A Star Wars Story, the upcoming Anthology film set to explore Han Solo’s early days.

Unfortunately for any fans hoping to see the scruffy-looking nerf herder appear on the series though, Star Wars Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni doesn’t think it’s ever going to happen, as he told Gizmodo the following:

“I don’t know if there’s anything Ezra Bridger could really add to the saga of a Han Solo type character.
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Last Jedi Won't Break Force Awakens Box Office Records

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Last Jedi Won't Break Force Awakens Box Office Records
Following the massive success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which are the highest-grossing movies of the past two years, it's practically a sure thing that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be a massive box office hit. Still, many are wondering if this sequel will have what it takes to break the opening weekend record of $247.9 million, set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the first box office projections reveal that it will likely fall well short of that mark. With just under two months away before The Last Jedi hits theaters, these projections could surely change, but as of now, box office analysts don't think it can break The Force Awakens' box office record.

These first box office projections indicate that The Last Jedi will take in approximately $215 million in its opening weekend, and $742 million throughout its domestic box office run.
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"Solo: A Star Wars Story"

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Sneak Peek young 'Han Solo' (Alden Ehrenreich) from "Solo: A Star Wars Story", the new feature focusing on the early years of the 'roguish space smuggler', co-starring Emilia Clarke ("Game Of Thrones"), opening May 25, 2018:

The events of the new film are set between "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" (2005)...

...and "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" (1977).

"...'Han Solo' was a cadet in the 'Empire' stationed in a forced labor camp where 'Wookiees' were made to do slave labor for the Empire.

"It wasn't long before Han developed disgust for the Empire's treatment of the Wookiee people...

"...and his friendship with the Wookiee slave 'Chewbacca' led to Han helping in a prison break.

"Han and Chewbacca became partners, and the two took smuggling jobs from various people, reputable and otherwise..."

"This was the hardest casting challenge of all time," said the producers about hiring Ehrenreich
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Is Rey a Palpatine or Kenobi in The Last Jedi?

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The final trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi sent the internet into a bonafide tizzy. Fans were apoplectic at the scene where Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), flying his bad-assed Tie Interceptor, seems to target his mother, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) on her ship. Then at the trailer's culmination, the idea that Rey (Daisy Ridley), in a quest to find her place in the madness, would entertain following Kylo Ren. These are all misdirects meant to whip up fan fervor. It's obvious from the quick cut edit that the last scene takes place in two different settings. Lucasfilm is all about clever marketing. Just as in the trailer for The Force Awakens, nothing from the actual film was given away. Besides, Star Wars fans would march on Lucasfilm with sharpened plastic lightsabers if Kylo Ren killed Han Solo and Princess Leia. He may have targeted her, but there isn't a
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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Has An Anakin Skywalker Parallel

The past 24 hours have been an absolute whirlwind for Star Wars fans, and things are just getting started.

With The Last Jedi‘s full-length trailer now out in the open, the Internet is awash with speculation and far-flung rumors, not to mention some fairly convincing theories drawn from the footage itself. In case you missed it, be sure to have a gander at our own trailer analysis, which cherry-picks eight crucial moments and examines what they could mean for The Last Jedi, the untitled Episode IX, and beyond.

But one thing that most people seemed to have missed was an interesting and no doubt intentional callback to an important moment from the prequel trilogy. Near the start of the new trailer, we see Kylo Ren leading some Flametroopers into a cavern on Crait. If the shot looked familiar, it’s because it should, as it echoes a similar moment from Revenge of the Sith,
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‘Star Wars’: Another Jedi Confirmed To Have Survived The Jedi Purge

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‘Star Wars’: Another Jedi Confirmed To Have Survived The Jedi Purge
How did we end up from there being thousands of Jedi Knights to The Last Jedi? The Jedi were rendered myths after most of the Order was destroyed by Emperor Palpatine and his first-in-command Darth Vader, during the events of Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith. Nearly 10,000 Jedi Knights existed at the time, and it was presumed […]

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We Now Know Darth Vader’s Relationship With The Mysterious Inquisitors

One of the first moves Disney made after buying Star Wars was to wipe away the tangled Extended Universe. Now Chewbacca was never crushed by a moon, there were never evil clones of Luke Skywalker called ‘Luuke‘ and ‘Luuuke‘ and, most tragically, Han Solo never fist fought a giant weasel.

But, sensing fresh pastures for Star Wars storytelling, Disney has been busy filling in the blanks between the films again. One of the most interesting bits of extended canon has been finding out what Darth Vader was up to between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. And now, thanks to Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith: The Choson One, Part VI by Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli, we have another piece of the puzzle.

Readers of the comic will have already seen Vader constructing his iconic red lightsaber and “bleeding” his new blade, as well as watching
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This Fan-Made Trailer For The Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff Is A Must-Watch

The Star Wars universe is on a seemingly unstoppable roll at the moment, and that looks set to continue well into the future. After the smashing success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and with a Han Solo prequel now in development, Lucasfilm has already begun making plans for their next spinoff, one which will revolve around none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Stephen Daldry is in talks to direct and from what we understand, the project is still without a script and in the very, very early stages of development. As such, it’s unclear if Ewan McGregor will pick up the lightsaber for this Star Wars offshoot, though given how keen the Scot has been in the past, we’re inclined to believe he’ll sign on without a second’s hesitation.

Because after six appearances across Disney and Lucasfilm’s rebooted Skywalker saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi has
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 4 Trailer Shows How a Rebellion Starts

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 4 Trailer Shows How a Rebellion Starts
For three seasons now, the CGI animated series Star Wars Rebels has focused on events occurring in a galaxy far, far away after the fall of the Galactic Republic in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The fourth and final season will hit Disney Xd this month, and a new trailer teases the adventures to come. Watch […]

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Star Wars Anthology Suggests Qui-Gon Will Appear In The Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff

What better way to celebrate 40 years of Star Wars than an anthology designed to recount all of the many untold stories scattered across Lucasfilm’s galaxy far, far away?

Well, that’s exactly what Renée Ahdieh set out to do with Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, a recently-released novel packed to the rafters with unsung heroes and tales of valor, villainy, and far-flung quests to save the galaxy. Available from October 2nd, Star Wars fans have discovered a treasure trove of content pertaining to Lucasfilm’s crown jewel, though Screen Rant has gone one step further to suggest that From a Certain Point of View contains some story clues that relate to the long-rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff.

As we learned back in August, the Powers That Be have finally issued the go-ahead for a Star Wars anthology pic centering on the beloved Jedi Master, with Stephen Daldry in contention to direct.
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The Last Jedi May Be Longest Star Wars Movie Yet

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The Last Jedi May Be Longest Star Wars Movie Yet
Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi has wrapped post-production and now movie outlets have started to post the running time for the movie, which if true, places the movie as the longest in the Star Wars saga. The movie picks up right where J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens left off and we know that there's a lot of ground to cover from the Jedi training on Ahch-To all the way to learning some more about the mysterious, possibly gender bending, villainous Snoke. In addition, the Resistance battles the First Order, so there's quite a bit going on in the upcoming Last Jedi.

Many fans have already speculated that the movie could be close to three hours because of all of the events that are set to take place. We know we're going to see Luke deal with his "grim perspective" and a mission with Finn and Rose, which when added to the aforementioned details,
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Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode Synopses Tease Fierce Battles To Come

Star Wars Rebels has gathered an ardent following over the years thanks to the unique position it occupies in the Star Wars canon, filling the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. What’s more, the show’s original group of characters, Ezra Bridger, Hela Syndulla, Sabine Wren and the rest of the crew of the Ghost, have grown into fan favourites. The upcoming fourth season is much-anticipated, then, as it’s set to be the final run of the series, bringing the timeline right up to the events of Rogue One (as teased in the recent trailer).

Now, the synopses for the first six episodes have arrived online, courtesy of Jedi Insider. They don’t reveal much, but they do tease a fierce battle growing between our Rebel heroes and the Empire. In particular, their nemesis – Grand Admiral Thrawn.

“Heroes of Mandalore: Part One”

Sabine leads Ezra,
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Sideshow’s Star Wars Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi collectible figure unveiled

Sideshow Collectibles has revealed its upcoming sixth scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure form the Star Wars Mythos line. The collectible features a likeness of the Jedi Master, envisioned by Sideshow artists during the time between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. It comes with a range of interchangeable accessories and is available to pre-order now, priced at $260; take a look at the official promotional images here…

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Sideshow is thrilled to introduce a return to the world of the Star Wars Mythos line, with the Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure captures the period in the Jedi’s life as envisioned prior to A New Hope, following Revenge of the Sith. He features a detailed likeness as imagined by Sideshow artists to represent an aged Ben Kenobi who has
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