"Looper's" Rian Johnson to direct Ep. VIII?

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"Looper's" Rian Johnson to direct Ep. VIII?

Post by Wildstar » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:09 pm

We don't really have a forum for it yet, but multiple reports in the past couple of weeks have Looper's Rian Johnson being offered to write and direct Ep. 8 and to write a treatment for Ep. 9. Johnson also directed three episodes of AMC's Breaking Bad, including one considered to be one of the greatest episodes of television ever.
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Re: "Looper's" Rian Johnson to direct Ep. VIII?

Post by Jedi Power » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:15 am

After so long with just George at the helm, it feels kinda wierd to have all these new people taking over Star Wars stories. I have been enjoying what Marvel has done, so I am hoping I will feel the same about all the new Star Wars stories. Looking forward to it either way.
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Re: "Looper's" Rian Johnson to direct Ep. VIII?

Post by Jedi Jin Su » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:22 pm

I agree with the comments so far. I am looking forward to the pieces, but it does feel weird to have so much content all at once. I will give Disney a bit of credit at being able to expand the franchise working on multiple projects, getting many quality directors and writers involved that seems promising. I hope it really gives a broader spectrum to the storylines. They are adding more women and minorities to the cast so that might add a bit also to the depth of characters that will be available to us. With aliens that can go anywhere so I really hope they are as creative as Star Wars can get. :)
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