According to an article published on Deadline
, Lucasfilm is signing on Looper
writer-director Rian Johnson to write and direct both Star Wars
Episodes VIII and IX. Until word is officially released by Lucasfilm, this isn't confirmed, and even if it were confirmed with the length of time ahead of these two films filming anything can change. Follow this link to read the full article
and let us know what you think.UPDATE
and The Hollywood Reporter
have followed up Deadline's story stating Johnson isn't directing both sequels. Follow the links above for more details.