Rian Johnson Directs Star Wars Episode 8 & 9

Looper and Brick Director Rian Johnson will apparently take over from J.J. Abrams to write and direct the next two chapters of Dinsey’s new Star Wars Trilogy. The acclaimed director will reportedly be taking responsibility for both Episodes VIII and XI. The news was seemingly confirmed in the most amusing and subtle way by Johnson [...]

New Star Wars Films Include Spin-Offs

Contrary to previous reports it seems that screenwriters  Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg may not be providing scripts for Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX. Whilst the pair has been recruited by Disney to work on Star Wars projects, these may in fact be spinoffs focusing on minor characters from the existing Star Wars universe, [...]

Star Wars Episodes VIII And IX Get Writers

Having recently secured the services of Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt to write the seventh chapter in the Star Wars Saga, Disney has now reportedly found writers for both Episodes eight and nine as well. Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan have reportedly both signed on to help complete the rest of Disney’s new Star Wars [...]

George Lucas gives Star Wars Billions to Charity

Following the extraordinary news of Disney’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise rights, George Lucas will according to a Lucasfilm spokesperson be donating “The majority of the (Disney acquisition) proceeds to his philanthropic endeavours”. Confirming these intentions George Lucas himself released the following statement: “For 41 years, the majority of my [...]

Mark Hamill talks about New Star Wars Films

In a recent interview Star Wars leading man Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker, has admitted that he and co-star Carrie Fisher have known since August about the recent sensational news that the Star Wars Saga is now expanding to include Episodes VII, VIII and IX.  ”[L]ast August, [Big George] asked Carrie and I to have [...]

Disney Making New Star Wars Trilogy

The Walt Disney Company has sensationally announced the acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd in exchange for $4.05 billion in cash and stocks. Disney has also confirmed that they will immediately start work on extending the Star Wars saga beginning with a new trilogy of films for Episodes 7, 8 and 9. The sensational move by Disney [...]