‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Sets Run-Time, So Plan Accordingly

Your next venture into the Jedi universe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will last exactly 133 minutes, or two hours and 13 minutes, according to Makingstarwars.net and Australia’s Event Cinema.

RogueOneProvided no last-minute edits are made, Rogue One clocks in just five minutes shy of last December’s release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Good, bad, or indifferent, this time mirrors the typical running times of every previous Star Wars movie – somewhere around the two-hour mark. Interestingly, Rogue One has the same run time as Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.  Hopefully this one will be more satisfying.

Much of the plot is hush-hush, but it centers around Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and other Rebels in their quest to steal the blueprints to the Death Star. We already know how it ends, but that’s not why we plan to watch it. Would Titanic have made a bajillion dollars if the only awesome thing about it was the ship sinking? No. No it wouldn’t.

Joining Jones in the cast are Mads Mikkelson as Galen Erso, Forrest Whitaker as Saw Gerrra, Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic, Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, and James Earl Jones as the respiratory voice of Darth Vader. Gareth Edwards directs, based on a screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on December 16, 2016

Ryan Malik
Ryan Malik
Ryan is a screenwriter with a BFA in Film from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He's a connoisseur of Batman, Ghostbusters, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Stephen King, and Pop-Tarts. Tweet me @Theaterfilms1

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