If you were dying for a little bit of information about Episode VIII at Star Wars Celebration, fear not. There was plenty to be had. We were on the scene and managed to take in all the goodies that were brought about for the next installment of the Star Wars saga — and a bit about the upcoming spin-off featuring Han Solo.
Lucasfilm creative exec Pablo Hidalgo hosted the event which gave us a short look at what we can expect from the continuation of the Star Wars saga on the big screen. Director Rian Johnson joined Hidalgo shortly after and didn’t waste much time diving into details, explaining how he immediately went to San Francisco to watch The Force Awakens dailies when he got the directing job. He also sent Lucasfilm a list of films to show his POV for the project, including Bridge On The River Kwai and 12 O’Clock High. The one thing you can tell is how much this means for him, especially when he shares the details of how his father took him to see the original Star Wars in theaters.
“We’re going too see the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen.”