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Rian Johnson's excited about what we don't know on Star Wars: Episode VIII

07.29.2014
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While everyone was all Comic Con crazy this past Saturday, Rian Johnson made an appearance via webcam on a live podcast recording of the show Filmspotting. J.J. and crew are busting their asses to make sure they reach their December 18 release date next year, and it seems Disney/Lucasfilm don't don't want their next to seem rushed, as Johnson is well into pre-production on STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII.  Questions about his upcoming writing/directorial gig were inevitable and he did have a few things to say.

To start off with the most obvious of statements:

I’m really excited about all the things I can’t tell you.

On why he wanted to write and direct Star Wars:

The thought of it made me so completely joyfully happy. I wanted to to play in this world, of literally the first movie my dad put me in the car to see.

Regarding how he got the job:

I can only assume it was a clerical error, like in the movie BRAZIL. There’s a Brian Johnson out there who is really mad.

A somewhat surprisingly diplomatic view on the prequels:

There was something really beautiful about the prequels.

His plans on creating new Star Wars films:

With these films, I am trying to harken back to the original STAR WARS . . . Christmas special. We do have Jefferson Starship.

It may be a little too early to start getting excited about Episode VIII, but I can't help but feel that Disney/Lucasfilm have chosen the right people in regards to the cast and crew. The Star Wars franchise is quickly becoming reminiscent of Marvel's strategy (if the main SW flicks are the Avengers of the series). I'm excited for the opportunity for a lot of filmmakers to play in this galaxy far, far away. Rian Johnson is an especially inspired choice and I look forward to what he and J.J. Abrams will bring us.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will hit theaters December 18, 2015.

Source: Sun Times

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8:31PM on 07/29/2014

if he's writing Episode 8 right now...

i guess he's one of the few people on Earth who know EXACTLY what's going down in Episode 7. lucky.
i guess he's one of the few people on Earth who know EXACTLY what's going down in Episode 7. lucky.
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5:38PM on 07/29/2014
I can't say he's an "inspired" choice, as it should require little creativity at all to realize he deserves to make one of these.
I can't say he's an "inspired" choice, as it should require little creativity at all to realize he deserves to make one of these.
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3:44PM on 07/29/2014

Excited to see what J.J. & Rian bring us as well...

...but wouldn't it be fucking awesome if Lucasfilm / Disney announced (somewhere around...say 2016 / 2017) that Brad Bird would be helming the trilogy - capping Episode 9?

Now *that* would be some serious fanboy news to geek out to.
...but wouldn't it be fucking awesome if Lucasfilm / Disney announced (somewhere around...say 2016 / 2017) that Brad Bird would be helming the trilogy - capping Episode 9?

Now *that* would be some serious fanboy news to geek out to.
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12:55PM on 07/29/2014
Brick, and Looper were both terrific films, so I'm all for his vision and entry into the Star Wars Universe.
Brick, and Looper were both terrific films, so I'm all for his vision and entry into the Star Wars Universe.
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4:07PM on 07/29/2014
Brothers Bloom was fun too and the episode he directed in Breaking Bad's final season (he did 3 all together) is incredible....
Brothers Bloom was fun too and the episode he directed in Breaking Bad's final season (he did 3 all together) is incredible....
11:06PM on 07/29/2014
Damn. Totally forgot he did 'Brothers Bloom'. But yeah, real good, fun film.
Damn. Totally forgot he did 'Brothers Bloom'. But yeah, real good, fun film.
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12:43PM on 07/29/2014
I just might be more excited for his vision over JJ's. Johnson has a good feel for pacing, all of his movies breath, take their time. Not knocking JJ, but he tends to throw a lot at you and keeps things moving quickly. It'll be interesting to see if the extra time pays off...
I just might be more excited for his vision over JJ's. Johnson has a good feel for pacing, all of his movies breath, take their time. Not knocking JJ, but he tends to throw a lot at you and keeps things moving quickly. It'll be interesting to see if the extra time pays off...
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12:26PM on 07/29/2014
Like it matters what he says, I'm in no matter what lol
Like it matters what he says, I'm in no matter what lol
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