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    'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Director Rian Johnson Talks Prep And Fake Plans

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    His first installment won’t be released for years, but director Rian Johnson is already talking about his involvement with Disney’s Star Wars franchise, as both director of Episode VIII and developer of Episode IX. He teased that he was “really excited about all the things I can’t tell you” about what’s to come in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, but did admit that he and his team are preparing by watching movies nightly as inspiration. Johnson added, saying that he does “have Jefferson Starship” lined up for Episode VIII, “With these films, I am trying to harken back to the original Star Wars… Christmas Special." Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams and launching the new story sequence Johnson will inherit, will be released December 2015.