OH MY GOD! Rian Johnson Is Directing Two Star Wars Films!!!!!11111!!!11! (Video)

OH MY GOD! Rian Johnson Is Directing Two Star Wars Films!!!!!11111!!!11! (Video)

I just unironically said aloud, “This is a dream come true.” HOLY CRAP RIAN JOHNSON IS DIRECTING TWO STARS WARS PICTURES!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! This is too awesome and we don’t deserve this as a people, as a fandom, or really as a world, but somehow it has come into being and I am freaking out with joy here in sunny Los Angeles. Check out the rundown from Deadline, because of course they have the story, while I lose my mind thinking about Rian Johnson somehow incorporating the invented teen noir lingo from “Brick” into Staaaah Waaaahs!

In a bombshell move, I’m told that Lucasfilm is making a deal with Looper writer-director Rian Johnson to write and direct Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX. Essentially, that means that the intention is for Johnson to take the baton from JJ Abrams, who has gotten the space franchise off the ground and is right now helming Episode VII. I don’t know too much more at this point, but it is in keeping with Disney and Lucasfilm’s strategy of entrusting the venerable franchise to the best and brightest writers and directors, including the spinoff films that are being directed by Chronicle‘s Josh Trank and Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards.

Do you guys even KNOW how many Oscars he is going to win? All of them. Rian Johnson will win all of the Oscars, and then we will all dance in the streets, and who cares that Han shot first, because honestly, now we’ve got RIAN JOHNSON helming our beautiful space opera robot romance story and I could not be more delighted, in case you couldn’t tell.

Look, if you don’t know who Rian Johnson is, you need to rent Brick from Netflix or wherever and watch it immediately. Not only is Joseph Gordon-Levitt stunningly sexy in it, everything about it is great. GREAT. WATCH THE TRAILER! OH MY GOD RIAN JOHNSON!

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  • But Looper was really dumb.The story was dumb, the science was super dumb.

    • CLOSE IT DOWN EVERYONE! We have to cancel our enthusiasm because Shypixel didn’t like a movie!Move on! Nothing to see here.

    • BMW

      Thank you, self-appointed spokesperson for a vocal minority.

      • You say self-appointed like it was a bad thing…

  • austinburns

    In addition to the greatness of Brick, Brothers Bloom was pretty great! Looper was pretty great! The episodes of Breaking Bad he directed (“The Fly,” “Fifty-One,” and “Ozymandias”) were pretty great!Color me excite!

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Yeah, Ozymandias was the best episode of a story that got better with each hour. And Looper was fun to watch, even if it wasn’t the most compelling science fiction I’ve ever seen.