Rian Johnson, who directed Brick and Looper, has signed on to write and directStar Wars: Episode VIII, sources tell The Wrap. Johnson will also reportedly write the treatment for the ninth movie, but will not direct it.
Though Lucasfilm hasn't made it official yet, Johnson cryptically tweeted a clip from The Right Stuff in which Scott Glenn's character prays: "Dear lord, please don't let me f--- up."
Johnson isn't the only young director to get a shot at helming a Star Wars installment. Disney and Lucasfilm hired Godzilla's Gareth Edwards and Chronicle's Josh Trank to direct spin-off films.
In addition to Brick and Looper, Johnson has directed three episodes of Breaking Bad, including the seminal "Ozymandias" last season.
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