Rian Johnson Talks STAR WARS EPISODE VIII; "I Wanted To Play In This World"

As soon as J.J. Abrams is finished with Star Wars Episode VII, Looper director Rian Johnson will be taking over the franchise. Here, he talks for the first time about helming Star Wars Episode VIII and even shares his thoughts on the prequels. Check it out!


Rian Johnson (who was responsible for directing some of the best episodes of Breaking Bad) is set to write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII, while he is also attached to write a treatment for - and possibly helm - Episode IX as well. The filmmaker recently made an appearance on the 500th Filmspotting podcast and was asked what most excited him about working on the movies. "I’m really excited about all the things I can’t tell you. 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." As for how he landed the job, he would only provide a jokey answer ("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!") before adding that working at Lucasfilm has been, "kind of like summer camp," before stating that he's still very early in the process. As for how he advise new fans to the Star Wars franchise to watch the movies, Johnson added: "I would do (Episodes) 4-6 then 1-3. Storytelling-wise, 4-6 were constructed without the knowledge of the past. There was something really beautiful about the prequels. With these films, I am trying to harken back to the original ‘Star Wars’...Christmas special. We do have Jefferson Starship!" he joked. 
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