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Rian Johnson confirms Star Wars: The Last Jedi running time
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Rian Johnson confirms Star Wars: The Last Jedi running time

Director Rian Johnson has unveiled the running time for  Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

Speaking at a press conference over the weekend, Johnson confirmed that the movie will clock in at 150 minutes, making it the longest Star Wars movie to date. 

Asked about the running time, Johnson added: "Disney gave us a real freedom in writing. It was something very organic. For me, it was like when I worked on my old movies."

The Last Jedi sees Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis and the late Carrie Fisher return for the new movie, while Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro and Kelly Marie Tran join the cast. 

Looper director Johnson writes and directs this new movie. 

The film is the follow-up to the hugely successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens and picks up directly after that movie with Rey having finally completed the search for Luke Skywalker and continuing her adventures with Finn and Poe, Dern plays Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, an officer in the Resistance. 

The movie was due to hit cinemas on December 15th this year, but will now come a day earlier on December 14th, a day ahead of the US release. 

You can check out The Force Awakens and the complete Star Wars back catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

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