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    ‘Star Wars’ Bombshell! Rian Johnson To Write, Direct Next Two Films


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    'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Sets Director
    "Looper" director Rian Johnson will direct the second new film and write a treatment for the third.
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    Contrary to reports that he will be directing the next two Star Wars film, Johnson will direct only Episode VIII, but he is writing a treatment for Episode IX.

    Ram Bergman will produce Episode VIII.

    Johnson has directed three feature films. His directorial debut, Brick, won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. He followed that up with 2008's Brothers Bloom and 2012's time-jumping sci-fi action-drama Looper, starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


    THR:
    'Star Wars': Why Rian Johnson Is Disney's Most Surprising Director Choice Yet (Analysis)
    The "Looper" helmer may break a trend of "safe" director risks for the science-fiction movie franchise.



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    'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Director Rian Johnson Talks Prep and Fake Plans
    "I can only assume it was a clerical error," the director of "Brick" and "The Brothers Bloom" joked about the reason why Lucasfilm brought him on board to direct "Episode VIII."

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    Can't wait to see the new Sith Lords!

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    ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Release Date Shifts to December 15, 2017.
    This morning, The Walt Disney Studios announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises.

    Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017. The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere in December. In the popular holiday moviegoing corridor, it smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861M and the third biggest global release ever with $1.887B.

    Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in pre-production and will begin principal photography in London next month. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce and J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski, and Jason McGatlin will executive produce. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for exciting updates in the coming weeks.

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    ‘Avatar 2’ Delayed, Will Not Arrive in Christmas 2017
    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan Anderton
    There was already speculation that Avatar 2 wasn’t going to meet the estimated release when Star Wars: Episode VIII moved to December 15th, 2017, a full seven months after the previously planned May 2017 release date. Disney clearly knew they weren’t going to have any major competition at the box office and also wanted that Christmas money for their merchandise release. Plus, there’s no way Disney would willingly take on Avatar 2 with the chance of having a smaller IMAX screen count, especially when there’s an Avatar installment planned for their theme parks.


    So perhaps now that Star Wars: Episode VIII has laid claim to December for at least the next couple years, 20th Century Fox will take Avatar 2 to the summer of 2018 with the third and fourth movies following in 2019 and 2020. As of now Fox isn’t making any new date estimates, and it’s probably best to just let Cameron make the movies and then figure out when to release them when they’re done.


    In the end, the fact that it’s taking this long for Avatar 2 to come to fruition isn’t all that surprising. James Cameron first announced Avatar as a future project of his in 1996, and audiences didn’t get to see it until 2009. Hopefully fans won’t have to wait 13 years for Avatar 2, though at this point they’ve already waited a little over six, so what’s another seven years?
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    James Cameron’s ‘Avatar 2’ Won’t Be Ready for Christmas 2017 (Exclusive)
    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Cunningham
    “Avatar 2,” the first of three sequels to director James Cameron‘s 2009 3D sci-fi blockbuster, will not be ready in time for its planned Christmas 2017 release via Twentieth Century Fox.

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    Can't wait to see the new Sith Lords!
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    Empire Magazine:
    Ahsoka Tano for Episode IX?
    Kinberg! – has hinted that Rebels could have an impact on future movies.

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    So excited to find out the character Benicio del Toro plays in the movie (SW VIII)! Some rumor suggest its Ezra from Star Wars: Rebels, albeit an older version (and supposedly turned to the Dark Side) since the movie is on a timeline that's decades away from the TV series Star Wars: Rebels.
    It would be EPIC! The main movies, and the tv series, and Rogue One -- all tangled. And everything connects and stuffs. I can't wait!

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    The Force went dark yesterday when Carrie Fisher at the age of 60 left us...
    She had completed her work on Episode VIII, but she was planned to be in Episode IX as well, and now it remains to be seen what they will do with those plans.
    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/ca...-8-1201948826/

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