‘Star Wars’ Episode VIII has a release date and first standalone film is announced

March 12, 2015 7:05 PM

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‘Star Wars’ Episode VIII has a release date and first standalone film is announced

In a big old Star Wars news drop, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting on Thursday in San Francisco and revealed that Star Wars: Episode VIII officially has a director and a release date and revealed more details of the first standalone spinoff film, Rogue One.

First, to the director news. This one was bandied about as a possibility for a while, but it has been confirmed: Rian Johnson will direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. I’ve been a big fan of Johnson since I saw his ultra-stylish, high school noir flick Brick, which if you haven’t seen, you should totally...

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