What would you like to know?
Share this Story

Star Wars sequels, directors lined up through 2018

Tiffany Antone is a playwright and instructor, who also finds time to produce and direct new and innovative works. Her plays have been read/produced in NY, LA, DC and AZ, and she is the creative mind behind Little Black Dress INK — a fem...

Star Wars franchise set to light speed

Disney has tapped director Rian Johnson to helm the next two Star Wars episodes.

Production may have just begun on Star Wars: Episode VII, but Disney isn't resting on its laurels yet. Variety reports that director Rian Johnson is in talks to write and direct episodes VIII and IX.

The announcement comes on the heels of Disney announcing plans for two Star Wars spinoff films, which will hit theaters between episodes.

Geeking out: Get all Star Wars: Episode VII news, photo updates here >>

Johnson made sci-fi waves in 2012 with his time-travel action flick Looper. The film starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young Bruce Willis, forced to face the mob after they send his older self back in time to be murdered.

Few details are known about the spinoffs, with Disney explaining only that it will focus on individual Star Wars characters. Spinoffs have become somewhat of a recent craze in Hollywood, the most notable trendsetter being the X-Men franchise, which has produced two Wolverine films and the just-announced Channing Tatum vehicle Gambit.

True extent of Harrison Ford's Star Wars injuries revealed >>

Director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is signed on to direct the first as-yet-untitled Star Wars spinoff, which is slated for release in 2016, with director Josh Trank (Chronicle) set to direct the second stand-alone project for 2018.

Episode VII is currently filming in London with J.J. Abrams directing and will open in 2015.

Recommended for You
Comments
Hot
New in Entertainment
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!