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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. GregMcP Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm good with what he says there.
    He has to tell and interesting story, and more so, a story that digs into the characters rather than merely providing lightsaber fights and spaceships.

    I'm looking forward to this.
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  2. RokurGepta Jedi Knight

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    So RJ has said he would do another SW movie in a heartbeat, but he's not returning to direct IX. My guess is he'd rather do a standalone, having already explored what he wanted to explore with the characters of the sequel trilogy. Which means VIII is likely to be a satisfying film that can stand as a complete work while also being part of a larger story. Sounds good!
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  3. cerealbox Jedi Master

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    Four years from now..........."Rian Johnson is in talks to direct Star Wars Episode 10"
  4. JediAce1 Jedi Grand Master

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    Yikes! That's a Max Landis-esque quote. I could totally see him saying something like that.
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  5. titansupes Jedi Knight

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    Honestly, I think the only thing stopping RJ from taking this on was the timeframe. Looking at all his past projects, he had his own schedule to write each of them. Even TLJ he had a huge run up on. So it'd be a lot to ask to jump from the biggest movie of your career straight into the sequel with no real break. Whereas JJ is comfortable enough with tight deadlines and can work successfully in the LFL machine.
  6. Rodie Jedi Master

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    My guess is Johnson is simply wanting a break after TLJ...And also he wants to get his hands on a stand-alone SW story, so he can create more characters on his own (I guess for TLJ he created Holdo, DJ and Rose), but I mean he probably wants to conceive of the main villain and create all the big characters, and have slightly more creative freedom with it. If TLJ does well, and obviously KK loves him, then I expect Johnson will be at the top of the short list for directing any anthology films after the Obi-Wan movie (though if Daldry falls through maybe Johnson would want that one).

    Or maybe Johnson has a specific film he wants to pitch Kennedy or already has? A bounty hunter/gangsters story? Or something that takes place between ROTJ and TFA?

    Honestly, I'd love a situation where if 10-12 get made, Johnson is the producer and co-writer on all three movies and helps pick the directors and works closely with them for quality and consistency of the story. They could really map it out as a three-part saga if they got Johnson to be "show-runner" for the next trilogy.
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  7. AloneinSpace Jedi Knight

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  8. Nipuhanipera Jedi Grand Master

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    Are you the Human Torch?
  9. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    I will neither confirm nor deny that.
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  10. MagnarTheGreat Jedi Master

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    The Hollywood Reporter - 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Director Rian Johnson to Appear at IrelandWeek

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...or-rian-johnson-appear-at-irelandweek-1038957
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  11. Master_Lok Jedi Grand Master

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    Well the comments RJ made 8 years ago do not sound anti-women, that is like me saying "Yeah I am a nerd because I made a Godzilla hand puppet in the first grade." (Which is true, where does the anti anything come in?)

    That Rian took an active interest in the characters and the actors who play them, says everything. I will growl and grumble after I see the movie IF such a response is warranted in my hawt fan woman heart. Somehow I doubt I will be as rankled as I was after TFA.
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  12. Satipo Force Ghost

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    But were you denied a bank loan?
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  13. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm still a big fan of getting Edwards for Obi-wan. After what he did with Jedha, I think he'd really bring Tatooine to life.

    But I'd also take RJ if Daldry doesn't end up doing it.
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  14. Nipuhanipera Jedi Grand Master

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    I think @AloneinSpace means that Rian should play Obi-Wan. ;)
  15. Alien Vanguard Jedi Knight

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    So, trailer before or after that? I hope it's after so he can comment a bit on it.
  16. Adept Jedi Grand Master

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  17. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    Rian gets it. Though I do think Bespin served that purpose as well. A gleaming city in the clouds. It always felt like a refreshing location to me, after the barren sands and snows of previous planets.
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  18. Trikuza23 Jedi Knight

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    i live in LA, is it possible to get a ticket to this thing? or is it just for film makers?
  19. General_Leia_Organa Jedi Knight

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    I agree to an extent, but I feel its very much a product of its time and isn't entirely "Gleaming" the way I'd describe Coruscant, Kamino, or Canto Bight.
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  20. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, sure. But it also (visually) was very different from the gritty, barren, sparsely populated backwaters of Tatooine and Hoth. It was a city with lots of people in it. And generally pretty clean and bright.

    That said, for anyone saying Canto Bight is a Cloud City rehash, that's still a stretch. Cloud City was essentially a big wildcat mine in the sky, not a playground for the super-rich. They are different enough to avoid that accusation.
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  21. The Legions of Lettow Jedi Master

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    Is RJ tighter than JJ? Or is Lucasfilm tighter? Didn't we have a plot outline here at TFN for VII by now?
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  22. GregMcP Jedi Grand Master

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    Canto Night is more a big Cantina scene anyway.
  23. Satipo Force Ghost

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    A bit of both I think. LFL absolutely cracked down on security after the art work and production info leaks on TFA.
  24. The Legions of Lettow Jedi Master

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    I went into the movie expecting the Sledgehammer superweapon ordered by Leia to kick FO tail. Wasn't disappointed.
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  25. General_Leia_Organa Jedi Knight

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    I think TFA even had paper scripts and call sheets, just in red. Every other production has had that info on secure tablets.