Rian Johnson Reportedly to Direct Star Wars: Episode VIII

Truth rating: 8

By Daniel Gates


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Rian Johnson is in talks to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, according to multiple reports.

His official involvement has not yet been confirmed.

Johnson is best known for Brick and Looper.

He would reportedly also help write the following installment, Star Wars: Episode IX, but not direct.

J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars: Episode VII, already in production with new stars like Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley, along with returning favorites from the original trilogy (Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher).

Meanwhile, a separate group of stand-alone Star Wars movies are being readied for the future.

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