'Looper' Director Rian Johnson Will Make The Next 'Star Wars' Movie

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J.J. Abrams will only get to direct one “Star Wars” movie.

Deadline reports “Looper” director Rian Johnson will step in to direct “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”

Johnson will write and direct both Episodes VIII and IX, according to Deadline.

However, The Wrap is reporting Johnson is only set to direct “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”

Johnson’s 2012 film “Looper” starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a breakout hit making $US176.5 million. The director is also known for 2006’s “Brick.”

Johnson since tweeted out a clip from “The Right Stuff” with Scott Glenn’s character saying “Please don’t let me f— up.”

“Star Wars: Episode VII” is scheduled to be released December 18, 2015.

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