'Star Wars Episode VIII' Director and Release Date Revealed; First Spinoff Title Revealed
During the Disney shareholders' call today, the director for Star Wars Episode VII along with the release date for the film were announced. Rian Johnson, director of Looper and the phenomenal Brick, has been confirmed as director after being previously rumored. It's an exciting prospect that all of the films won't be directed by just J.J. Abrams as it will allow for a multiple directors to cut their teeth on the series. A release date for the film was also announced for May 26, 2017 for the film.
As well, the first spin-off's title has been revealed as Star Wars: Rogue One, which will presumably have a focus on the X-Wing pilots in the film. It's release date was also announced as December 26, 2016.