SALT LAKE CITY — It’s official. The next Star Wars film is the longest.
An official release from the British Board of Film Classification noted that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will run for 151 minutes and 38 seconds, which means it’ll play for two hours and 31 minutes and 38 seconds. The release also noted that the film has "moderate violence."
Recently, rumors have been swirling that the film would be the longest yet.
Director Rian Johnson previously mentioned the film will have a two-and-a-half-hour length, according to SyFy.
The film’s length will be the longest of any film in the Star Wars franchise. The closest was “Attack of the Clones,” which clocked in at 142 minutes.
“That's right — Rian Johnson's first take on the old Jedi story runs a full half-hour longer than George Lucas' original. It's also Johnson's longest movie by far; his previous blockbuster 'Looper' was a relatively anemic 119 minutes,” according to Mashable.
The records don’t stop there. According to Mashable, “The Last Jedi” will be longer than any of the Disney-Marvel movies, with the closest film being “Captain America: Civil War” at 146 minutes.
However, DC Universe movies, such as “Watchmen” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” tend to be longer than Disney.
“There are other superhero movies that run longer than 'The Last Jedi,' most of them in the troubled DC universe (Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen' clocked in at 162 minutes, while Christopher Nolan's trilogy-capping 'The Dark Knight Rises' still holds the all-time is-it-over-yet record at 164 minutes),” according to Mashable.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits theaters Dec. 15.
Few details about the plot are known, other than that main star Rey (Daisy Ridley) will meet Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) for the first time.
Ridley, in an appearance on "Good Morning America" this week, said she was surprised by the film’s plot.
"I was more surprised with this one, because there's like — there's a few story lines that (are) sort of coming together and connecting,” she said.