Rian Johnson in talks to replace J.J. Abrams as the next Star Wars director - report

Filmmaker RIAN JOHNSON is reportedly in talks to take over directing the next two STAR WARS films in the franchise from J.J. ABRAMS.

Abrams is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII in England, but bosses at Lucasfilm are hoping to bring the Looper director on board to write and helm Star Wars: Episodes VIII and IX, according to Deadline.com.

No further details about the movie sequels have been released, but Abrams' film is set to hit theaters in December, 2015.

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