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 theatres in December, 2015.