Exactly how long will the latest installment in George Lucas' Star Wars franchise be? It turns out that the highly anticipated Force Awakens will clock in at just over 2 hours, making it the third-longest episode in the epic multifilm saga to date, tying with 1999's The Phantom Menace to the minute.

The running time—exactly 136 minutes total—places the seventh Star Wars movie squarely in the middle of the time spectrum. The title for longest movie in the franchise's history goes to Attack of the Clones, followed by Revenge of the Sith. From there, it's Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back, leaving the first movie in the series, A New Hope, as the film with the shortest run time.

The Force Awakens, which puts newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Driver, and Andy Serkis and old hands Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Mark Hamill at top billing, also can boast itself as the second movie in Star Wars history to receive a PG-13 rating, a fact which was announced last week.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters nationwide on Dec. 18. 

Check out the trailer in the clip below.


Via: The Hollywood Reporter

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