The final chapter in the new trilogy doesn’t arrive until 2019, but already there’s talk of who will be behind the camera.
In an annual report to shareholders, Disney confirmed the 2017 release of Episode XIII, followed in 2019 by Episode IX.
The Looper and Brick director will take over the Star Wars franchise once J.J. Abrams completes Episode VII.
A new report contends that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg may not be writing Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX, but rather spinoff movies that would help to expand the mythos, and the franchise.
Disney and Lucasfilm have reportedly approached The Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan and X-Men: Days of Future Past co-writer Simon Kinberg to tackle the second and third installments of the new Star Wars trilogy.