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Official Info Rian Johnson to write and direct Episode VIII (and also new SW Trilogy - see page 194)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Momotaros, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Momotaros

    Momotaros Jedi Master star 4

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  2. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Well I've heard good things about him and his films. I just hope to GOD this doesn't become a Abrams-bashing thread (I can totally see this causing some people to think this must mean Star Wars 7 sucks since they're not bringing Abrams back but are having this guy do the rest of the trilogy).
    Also this guy directed some episodes of Breaking Bad (Ozymandias, Fly and Fifty One) so....this means we are one step closer to having Darth Heisenberg :D
     
  3. Momotaros

    Momotaros Jedi Master star 4

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    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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  5. Winged_Jedi

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If this even half-true

    It is the best thing to happen to Star Wars in a long, long time.
     
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  6. Momotaros

    Momotaros Jedi Master star 4

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    He's also the writer for both according to reports.
     
  7. Adi_Gallia_9

    Adi_Gallia_9 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I really liked Looper so he could be a good, solid choice! The OT was directed by three different people, so I wouldn't be surprised if there is at least one other person besides JJ in the mix. And especially with only two years in between the movies, instead of three, someone else may need to get started on VIII before JJ is done with VII. If they follow the same schedule, VIII should be filming only a few months after VII is released, and preproduction on VIII will have to be started well before filming.
     
  8. w4tkn

    w4tkn Jedi Knight star 1

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    I would like each ep to be directed by a different director, this is very trusting. Write and Direct?
     
  9. Palpatine2016

    Palpatine2016 Jedi Master star 4

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    Huh. I liked Looper. That's all I know. Good choice guys?
     
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  10. Momotaros

    Momotaros Jedi Master star 4

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    Not surprised by this news. JJ didn't like moving to London remeber.
     
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  11. T-R-

    T-R- Chosen One star 5

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    I hope Abrams stays on in the EP capacity Lucas did on the OT
     
  12. Winged_Jedi

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That's why I think, if there's any truth to this, it's probably just half-true. Johnson has gone on record saying he hates the writing process. On the other hand, he's only directed films that he's written.
     
  13. Momotaros

    Momotaros Jedi Master star 4

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  14. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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    The Wrap and the Hollywood Reporter have confirmed the news.
     
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  15. Darth_Bertie

    Darth_Bertie Force Ghost star 5

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    I don´t understand. I thought Abrams was supposed to be the new Lucas of the saga.
     
  16. w4tkn

    w4tkn Jedi Knight star 1

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    Episode 9 - There is another.....This is more like it, give 9 to someone else.
     
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  17. T-R-

    T-R- Chosen One star 5

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    hopefully he does the EP thing like Lucas did for the OT while turning it over to new directors. Let's hope Kasdan stays involved
     
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  18. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Lucas didn't direct ESB and ROTJ.
     
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  19. Momotaros

    Momotaros Jedi Master star 4

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    He's writing both 8 and 9,but only directing Episode VIII. Hopefully a Mod will edit my thread title since I can't.
     
  20. Adi_Gallia_9

    Adi_Gallia_9 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Great - I like the idea of having each movie directed by someone new. Rian Johnson is a solid choice for VIII and I can't wait to see who they choose for IX!
     
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  21. w4tkn

    w4tkn Jedi Knight star 1

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    Alfonso Cuaron?
     
  22. T-R-

    T-R- Chosen One star 5

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    I know they will probably go with new and younger directors, but how about George or the long rumored Steven? Heck, maybe Kasdan
     
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  23. Adi_Gallia_9

    Adi_Gallia_9 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That works for me!
     
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  24. KitsterAKABobaFett

    KitsterAKABobaFett Jedi Master star 3

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    I would say Rian Johnson is one of the freshest new voices in filmmaking. Every film he makes is better than the last. This is amazing news!
     
  25. Jedi_Lantern

    Jedi_Lantern Jedi Knight star 2

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    He directed Ozymandias?!

    I hope things are going well for JJ on this film. He seems like he's trying so hard. Embracing practical effects, and getting the OT actors back is such a nice love letter for the fans. I really hope this movie works well for him and that he's having a good time