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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: The Last Jedi & IX - Spoilers Allowed' started by Momotaros, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. jedijax Force Ghost

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    One thing can be said about Rian. He sure does have a lot of energy. JJ was mentally and physically spent after doing TFA (or so we are made to believe) but as of July after TLJ was wrapped and he was allegedly having the time of his life in the editing room. Rian is all about doing this again.

    Says he's enthusiastic, has had great relations with those above him and the crew and cast, and is passionate about it. That's good on all fronts.
  2. nightangel Force Ghost

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    and Porg approvement. o_O
  3. MagnarTheGreat Jedi Master

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  4. N7Jedi Jedi Knight

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    I keep reading these interviews in hopes that we actually see Rey/Finn/Poe get acknowledged in them. [face_plain]
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  5. IncessantRamblings Jedi Master

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  6. Strongbow Jedi Grand Master

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    OKay, that just make me more excited for this movie!
  7. Xael Jedi Knight

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  8. Master_Lok Jedi Grand Master

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    Very interesting, Rey and Kylo: two sides of the same credit.

    Darn it! Now I cannot unsee Robert Redford's Jeremiah Johnson wielding a lightsaber. =D= That just makes me love that character even more now. Thank you, Rian Johnson Twitter feed. :p
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  9. jimtalkbox Jedi Padawan

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    OMG, "Ozymandias" is a RIDICULOUSLY good episode.
  10. BenYodaDagobah Jedi Master

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    There are a bunch of episodes I watched multiple times after the finale, none of them being any RJ directed. Because it was so damn good, I rewatched Ozymandias after it aired and Fly and Looper again a few months ago. Good to know he also directed Fifty One. I'll have to give that and Ozymandias another go.
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  11. ewoksimon Jedi Master

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    Unless there's an announcement within the next few days, I imagine Johnson will be asked about Episode IX involvement at that fan event in Japan next week.
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  12. Nipuhanipera Jedi Grand Master

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    Wasn't it named the best TV episode of all time a while ago?
  13. MagnarTheGreat Jedi Master

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    Last edited by MagnarTheGreat, Sep 8, 2017
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  14. Princess Peachy Jedi Youngling

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    I was really surprised to read in his interviews that he hasn't been told where the story is going. So it looks like it's up to him to decide what happens next in Ep 8. It also looks like that the writers of TFA didn't know the answers of who are Rey's parents or who Snoke is. It's up to the film-makers to make it up as they go along! Not sure if that is a good idea. It's like they can write anything and leave it up to who ever is next in line to figure it all out!
  15. soul8luos Jedi Master

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    Here is the video of Rian's interview:

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  16. MagnarTheGreat Jedi Master

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  17. ewoksimon Jedi Master

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    There's the direct confirmation that TLJ is only a few days away from completion.
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  18. oncafar Jedi Master

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    maybe if we all pool our psychic powers we will be able to see it ... through the force.
  19. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    He said the whole movie is on his phone! Quick, someone grab it.
  20. oncafar Jedi Master

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  21. ewoksimon Jedi Master

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    The fact that TLJ will be completed so early genuinely makes me worry that it might leak, much like how Pirates 5 had been finished months in advance and was then nabbed in the Disney hacking earlier this year.
  22. Master_Lok Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not worried about it leaking, and if it does, I'll ignore it (but probably not spoilers.)
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  23. Satipo Force Ghost

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    Actually, didn't something similar happen to one of the LOTR films? A hard drive with the entire film on got pinched?
  24. ThreeDeathstickProblem Force Ghost

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    Nearly pinched. It was on the DVD extras that the guy carrying it was followed and then chased for it, but he made the transfer safely.
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  25. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, I unfortunately wasn't wearing my running sneakers that day.