12:36pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Will Run 136 Minutes
The Force will awaken for slightly longer than expected, it seems.
Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been completed, the final runtime of the movie is 136 minutes, one minute longer than the previously rumored running time.
This puts The Force Awakens directly in the middle of runtimes for Star Wars movies to date. The 1977 original ran 121 minutes (Later 125 in its "Special Edition" re-release), while The Empire Strikes Back reached 124 minutes in 1980 (127 minutes in "Special Edition" format).
Return of the Jedi in 1983 lasted 134 minutes (135 as a "Special Edition"), while the prequel trilogy ran 136 minutes (1999's The Phantom Menace), 142 minutes (2002's Attack of the Clones) and 140 minutes (2005's Revenge of the Sith), respectively.
As Star Wars: The Force Awakens nears release, more information about the movie continues to become available; last week, the movie was given a PG-13 rating, in line with 2005's Revenge of the Sith.