Although J.J. Abrams was originally to helm all three films in the new trilogy, Looper director Rian Johnson has been signed on to write and direct Episode VIII.
While Deadline reports that Johnson is in the process of making a deal with Lucasfilm to write and direct both Star Wars Episode VIII and IX, The Wrap claims that the filmmaker is both writing and directing VIII but only penning the treatment for IX. IGN
With films like Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper, along with three episodes of Breaking Bad under his belt, Johnson seems like a pretty good choice as both writer and director for Star Wars. What do you guys think?
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