Have you had enough of all the Star Wars: Episode VII news today? Well, you’re in luck because now we’re going to focus on Star Wars: Episode VIII! There’s been talk of a Star Wars trilogy film hitting theaters every other year with a Star Wars spinoff movie in between, so if that really does pan out, Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII could be heading towards a 2017 release. Three years may seem like a lot, but when you’ve got to write, direct and then take a film of this magnitude through post-production, the time is going to fly by fast.
Johnson has talked about taking the gig a little bit since being hired back in June, but not to the extent he just did in a new podcast. Hit the jump to find out what Johnson had to say about jumping into the Star Wars universe, his thoughts on practical versus digital effects and more.