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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ possible runtime revealed

It won’t be the longest ‘Star Wars’ film, but could be pretty close.

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A still from “The Rise of Skywalker.”

A still from “The Rise of Skywalker.”


SALT LAKE CITY — Don Williams, the brother of famous “Star Wars” and “Jurassic Park” composter John Williams, may have just revealed the runtime for “The Rise of Skywalker.”

While speaking at the Academy of Scoring Arts’ “score study” over the weekend, Don Williams revealed new details about his brother’s next project, “The Rise of Skywalker.” He said that John Williams currently has “135 minutes worth of music to write, so that kind of tells how long the film is.”

“It is top to bottom music,” Don said, according to ComicBook.com. “We’ve done four days and we just scratched the surface. I think we’ve got something like 34 minutes in the canon at this point.”

If that were the case, “The Rise of Skywalker” would run about two hours and 15 minutes, which is about the length of previous “Star Wars” films. For example, “The Force Awakens” had a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes, while “The Last Jedi” ran for 2 hours and 33 minutes, which is the longest of any “Star Wars” movie.

Williams also revealed that his brother remains on vacation but plans to wrap up all the music for “Rise of Skywalker” by September.

“We’ll try to wrap the thing up in about a month and a half,” he said, according to ComicBook.com. “It’s hard, it’s wonderful. The privilege of working with my own brother. It’s pretty amazing.”