Star Wars Episode VIII: Rian Johnson to Write & Direct!

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J.J. Abrams is busy filming his Star Wars: Episode VII and we already know who will be doing the follow-up. Nope, it’s not Abrams!

Looper helmer Rian Johnson has been tapped to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII!

Rian Johnson Directs Looper

It’s a fantastic hire as Johnson is a huge fan of the series and it is largely why he became a filmmaker.

This is breaking news, and this story is still in its infancy. So, stay with Movie Fanatic as we bring you more.

Johnson joins Abrams, along with Gareth Edwards who will helm a Star Wars spin-off and Josh Trank. Looks like Disney and Lucasfilm are going with a different director for every film.

Heck, that worked pretty well for Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI

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