Disney/Lucasfilm has thus far this year announced three new directors for Star Wars movies. Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards are each going to be doing standalone spin-off films. But it's Looper helmer Rian Johnson who will be picking up from Jj Abrams and putting Star Wars: Episode VIII - and possibly Star Wars: Episode IX - together.
Chatting to the Filmspotting Podcast, Johnson admitted his absolute delight at landing the Star Wars job. "The thought of it made me so completely joyfully happy. I wanted to to play in this world, of literally the first movie my dad put me in the car to see".
Admitting that he's early in the process of making his new film, Johnson is currently hard at work at Lucasfilm, and »
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