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The Last Jedi will be the longest Star Wars film to date (IGN)
Director Rian Johnson has confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the longest film in the franchise so far, coming in at 150 minutes (2 and a half hours) including credits.
The longest Star Wars film was previously The Revenge of the Sith at 140 minutes. The Force Awakens came in at a (relatively) slimmer 124 minutes.
Speaking at a press conference in Paris attended by IGN France, Johnson also said that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards would have a cameo in the new film.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Tracking for Massive $200M-Plus U.S. debut http://bit.ly/2ztAOwE
Disney Parks’ Galaxy’s Edge brings us to the planet Batuu (Orlando Business Journal)
It’s the name of the planet where Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is based. The theme park giant revealed the name of the planet that plays a role in the latest version of the “Star Tours — The Adventures Continue” ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that guests will experience today.
Disney Parks Blog from Scott Trowbridge: This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu may be new to us, it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping off point for epic adventures.
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