Going to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on December 18th will likely involve a commitment of a few hours. You’ll have to get to theater early unless you want to be stuck in the first row, or along the sides of the cinema, craning your neck to see what is happening on the big screen. Then there’s the movie itself, and now we know how long the new chapter in the saga will play out.
Slashfilm dug into the pages of EW and discovered that the running time will be two hours and fifteen minutes. That makes it the third longest “Star Wars” movie to date, coming in behind “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” which are five and seven minutes longer, respectively. And don’t forget, there are rumors floating that ‘The Force Awakens’ will have a post-credits tag, so you might want to stay in your seats.
Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams has teased some secrets about the First Order, who formed in the wake of the Empire, and their brand of villainy will be hard for some to resist. “Evil’s a little bit like a drug,” the director said. “It takes more and more of it to have the same effect. And I think the First Order is a really deadly drug.”
So, more to complete as the countdown marches on towards the movie, and here’s yet another promo with pieces of new footage.