J.J. Abrams Regrets Not Taking ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Director Job

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When Disney Purchased Lucasfilm we all knew they had long term plans. They officially announced a brand new trilogy and anthology films. Rian Johnson is set to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is set to direct Rogue One, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are directing the Han Solo anthology and Heroic Hollywood exclusively announced that Colin Trevorrow will be taking on Episode IX.

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaking records in theaters globally, it turns out JJ may be regretting his decision of turning down the Episode VIII directing gig. Speaking with The Washington Post, Abrams’ childhood pal and star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Greg Grunberg let them in on JJ’s regret after reading the script for Episode VIII:

He read it and said something he never, ever says, He said: ‘It’s so good, I wish I were making it.’ He may have said something one time on Lost, with Damon [Lindelof, the co-creator],” the actor added, but I never hear him express regret like that.

It’s looking like the follow up to The Force Awakens will be really solid. What do you guys think of Grunberg’s statements? Do you think JJ should have continued or is Rian Johnson a better fit? Let us know in the comments section!

SOURCE: The Washington Post

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