Rian Johnson to follow up JJ Abram's effort as well as write treatment for Episode IX.

Looper director to helm Star Wars: Episode VIII

Rian Johnson, the director of Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper and several Breaking Bad episodes, is to helm Star Wars: Episode VIII.

As well as directing the follow up to JJ Abrams’ Episode VII, Johnson will also write a treatment for Star Wars: Episode IX.

As the news broke, Johnson tweeted a clip from The Right Stuff where Scott Glenn’s Alan Shepard uttered the line, "Dear Lord, please don’t let me f*** up."

Lucasfilm has already secured Godzilla director Gareth Edwards and Chronicle director Josh Trank to direct first two Star Wars spin-off movies.

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