Rian Johnson tapped to direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and 'Episode IX': reports

June 20, 2014 8:01 PM

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Rian Johnson tapped to direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and 'Episode IX': reports

'Looper' director will take over from 'Star Wars: Episode VII' director J.J. Abrams for the final two installments of the new trilogy. He joins a dream team for the franchise that includes Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards.

Lucasfilm tapped Rian Johnson to take over for director J.J. Abrams for "Episode VIII" and "Episode IX," Deadline.com first reported.

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