Star Wars:The Last Jedi is the longest film in the franchise
Star Wars:The Revenge of the Sith was previously the longest film in the franchise
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the longest film in the franchise. The latest instalment of the science fiction franchise has a confirmed run time of 150 minutes, which is 26 minutes longer than Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 10 minutes longer than Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith.
Director Rian Johnson said: "There was a real freedom in writing. It was something very organic. For me, it was like when I worked on my old films. Walking up the ramp, walking through the hallway, I get flashbacks to when I was a kid with the action figures. Suddenly, I had a big lump in my throat. Just so happy."
"This is the first time shooting with Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley and the first time shooting a Star Wars film and you know it's some cool stuff," Johnson added.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will also feature John Boyega and Adam Driver. It will be the last outing for late actress Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.