The individual runtimes for the first two episodes of the upcoming Ahsoka series has been revealed via a reliable source.
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Last week, X user, Cryptic HD Quality, who has been very reliable in the past in sharing runtimes for upcoming Star Wars, Marvel and many for TV series in the past, shared that the first two episodes of Ahsoka had a combined total runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. The user shared that they got this information regarding the runtimes through press screenings. It seems that Cryptic has now received updated information regarding the two episode premiere of the series.
Cryptic HD Quality took to X and shared that the first episode of Ahsoka boasts a runtime of 54 minutes and 21 seconds with credits beginning at 51 minutes. The second episode comes in twelve minutes shorter than it’s predecessor at 42 minutes and 15 seconds with credits picking up at the 38 minute mark. The two episodes are around the ball park of most episodes of The Mandalorian, particularly the second episode of Ahsoka. Previously it was mentioned by the series creator of Ahsoka and executive producer of The Mandalorian, Dave Filoni, that the Ahsoka series would have runtimes similar to that of The Mandalorian season three, if not a tad longer which seems to be true given the leaked runtimes.
I’m sure many fans will kick up a fuss about the second episode of Ahsoka will consist of just 38 minutes of content as it holds 3 minutes of credits. It’s also not mentioned, but there’s a chance an episode one recap is included in the runtime, which has been common practice in the Star Wars Disney+ series and this would bring the minutes of new content below 38 minutes. I personally don’t care if an episode is thirty minutes or sixty minutes, as long as it does the story justice and the pacing is correct. Perhaps some fans feel as if they’re getting more bang for their buck if an episode is longer, but if it’s at the expense of its pacing and storytelling then it’s failed at that notion if you were to ask me.
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