Rian Johnson Up for Completing New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson

Another week, another Star Wars director announcement.

Rian Johnson is reportedly in talks with Lucasfilm to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX.

While the news has not been officially announced, the news spread widely and was coyly commented by Johnson himself when he posted a short clip from The Right Stuff to express himself.

Johnson would take over the new trilogy from J.J. Abrams, who is directing and co-writing with original trilogy scribe Lawrence Kasdan.

Johnson is best known for the 2005 feature Brick, and the 2012 sci-fi action movie Looper. He’s also directed several episodes of the hit AMC TV series Breaking Bad.

The news comes amid a flurry of announcements about upcoming Star Wars features, with Episode VII currently shooting in London and untitled spinoff movies assigned to directors Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards.

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