Looper Director Rian Johnson To Direct Star Wars Episodes 8 and 9

Friday, 20 June 2014 - 3:01PM
Star Wars
Friday, 20 June 2014 - 3:01PM
Looper Director Rian Johnson To Direct Star Wars Episodes 8 and 9

Rumors are flying that Lucasfilm signed the young writer/director Rian Johnson to direct the next two films of the "Star Wars" franchise, according to Deadline

 

"Star Wars" fans across the world were pleasantly surprised at this news. If there's anyone worthy of the task, it's probably Johnson, whose credits include "Looper," "Breaking Bad," and "Brick." With popular science fiction film "Looper" and a sagging-under-the-weight-of-its-own-seriousness work of art like "Breaking Bad" under his belt, he will most likely give a much-needed dark edge back to the beloved franchise.

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