Star Wars 8 and 9 confirms Looper director

Looper’s Rian Johnson to follow JJ Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in the original Star Wars trilogy
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in the original Star Wars trilogy

Hot on the heels of Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards being signed up for a Star Wars spin-off film, Deadline have confirmed Looper and Brick director Rian Johnson as the helmer of Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX.

Johnson will be concluding the trilogy that JJ Abrams is kicking off with 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII.

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.