Star Wars: Episode VIII goes back to the Holiday Special

Star Wars 8 will homage the Star Wars Holiday Special, teases Looper’s Rian Johnson

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Princess Leia and C3PO in the Star Wars Holiday Special
Princess Leia and C3PO in the Star Wars Holiday Special

While all eyes are on JJ Abrams and Star Wars: Episode VII, Looper’s Rian Johnson briefly spoke to Filmspotting about Star Wars: Episode VIII.

“I’m really excited about all the things I can’t tell you,” he opened.

“The thought of it made me so completely joyfully happy. I wanted to to play in this world, of literally the first movie my dad put me in the car to see.”

Pushed for a teaser, he joked, “With these films, I am trying to harken back to the original Star Wars… Christmas special. We do have Jefferson Starship.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas 18 December 2015. You can buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga for £57.99 on Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.

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