Jul 16, 2014
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!