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Expect Rian Johnson to push 'Star Wars' in unexpected directions
Expect Rian Johnson to push 'Star Wars' in unexpected directions

If you were seeking a director to take the reins of the "Star Wars" franchise, you might not think Rian Johnson would be quite the droid you were looking for. Just ask Johnson himself. "I don't think I'm on those sorts of lists," he told an interviewer in early 2013 amid speculation over who would spearhead the newly relaunched series. "I don’t think it’s a problem that I’ll have to deal with." Well, so much for that.  On Friday Johnson was announced as the writer and director for "Star Wars: Episode VIII," the sequel to J.J. Abrams' upcoming installment. It's impossible, of course, to know...

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