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Watch Daisy Ridley's mad Jedi fighting skills in new Star Wars: Episode VIII BTS video
Apr 26, 2016

Daisy Ridley is hard at work learning some cool Jedi moves for Rian Johnson's Star Wars movie, and you can have a sneek peak at what sort of fight scenes we can expect from Rey.

First peek at the sleek new landspeeder, aliens and sets in Star Wars: Episode VIII
Mar 14, 2016

Check out this revealing sneak peek at the weird aliens and crazy crafts for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast as Star Wars: Episode VIII begins filming
Feb 15, 2016

As the cameras begin to roll on Star Wars: Episode VIII, two more big-name actors have joined the cast.

Star Wars Episode VIII pushed back to December 2017
Jan 20, 2016

Stop the press: The next movie in the new Star Wars trilogy will now open seven months later than originally planned.

These 3 actresses are up for Star Wars: Episode VIII
Sep 2, 2015

Now that Episode VII is in the can, new cast members are being lined up for Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Star Wars: Episode VIII has reportedly found its villain
Jul 21, 2015

The Big Bad for the followup to The Force Awakens has apparently been found.

Geek out as Christopher Nolan talks Interstellar with Rian Johnson in 30 min. interview
Feb 17, 2015

What do you get when you sit down two of the coolest sci-fi filmmakers to chat about one of the coolest sci-fi flicks of the year? This, and it’s awesome.

Rian Johnson tells Terry Gilliam what it's like to work on Star Wars
Sep 18, 2014

Director Rian Johnson opened up a bit about working on Star Wars Episode VIII to, of all people, Terry Gilliam.

Did Seth Rogen just hire Preacher's director on Twitter?
Sep 15, 2014

Make a comment on Twitter, get yourself a gig directing Preacher!

Star Wars VIII's Rian Johnson talks practical effects, dealing with the pressure
Aug 18, 2014

Though we still have a while to wait until we see J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars VII, director Rian Johnson (Looper) is already cooking up plans for the next installment. So, what’s up?

Rian Johnson reveals 2 films he's screened as inspiration for Star Wars 8
Jul 29, 2014

Rian Johnson has begun work on his first Star Wars film, and the movies he's watching as preparation might surprise you.

Looper's Rian Johnson to write, direct Star Wars Episode VIII; script IX
Jun 20, 2014

We were wondering who might tackle the next few Star Wars films after J.J. Abrams kicks things off with Episode VII, and now we have an answer.

Looper director going cyberpunk for mysterious new sci-fi movie
Apr 2, 2013

Indie director Rian Johnson catapulted into mainstream sci-fi fandom with his intriguing time travel flick Looper, and it sounds like he’ll be sticking around the genre a little longer.