We are all waiting for the The Last Jedi to enchant us once again with stories from a galaxy far far away. As its release date nears, tit bits from the film are slowly being released to the public and it is only increasing our appetite for the film. The latest news to be filtered out from the cast is that, Last Jedi is going be the longest film of the Star Wars franchise.
The news was confirmed by the director, Rian Johnson during a press conference. The movie is said to be 2 hours and 30 minutes long, beating the record of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) which was 142 minutes long. The last two films in the franchise, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Rogue One,' were 135 and 133 minutes long, respectively.
The increased length in the movie seems to have been guided by the fact that the creators of the film had absolute freedom when writing the film. "There was a real freedom in writing. It was something very organic. For me, it was like when I worked on my old movies," noted Johnson. The increased time only means more savoury things for us on screen.The film stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Oscar Issac and late Carrie Fisher in pivotal roles. It has also been confirmed that Prince William and Prince Harry will be seen along with Tom Hardy and Gary Barlow dressed as Stormtroppers. Which means there will be some very huge names that will never be noticed. The film releases on December 15 release and we can’t wait to draw out our light sabers.