Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX.
Deadline reports that Rian Johnson will take over from J.J. Abrams, who is directing Star Wars: Episode VII.
It's stated Johnson will get started fairly quickly on Episodes VIII and IX, with Ram Bergman on as producer.
Rian Johnson recently directed and wrote Looper as well as episodes of Breaking Bad.
Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank have also been announced to direct Star Wars spinoffs.
Rian Johnson posted the following clip from The Right Stuff on his Twitter feed in response:
"Star Wars: Episode VII" has a December 18, 2015 release.
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