Well here’s some fucking amazing news. According to Deadline, Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, and The Wrap reports that he write a treatment for Star Wars: Episode IX. As a fan of all three of Johnson’s films—Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper—I could not be more excited. This is the big break his fans have been hoping for, and it doesn’t get bigger than Star Wars. The fact that he gets Episode VIII and gets to have input on Episode IX is not only gravy, but it’s also a smart move on the part of Disney and Lucasfilm
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