He returned us to a galaxy far, far, away in spectacular, nostalgic fashion; achieving a record breaking $300 million in the fastest time in cinematic history. However, it now seems that The Force Awakens director J.J Abrams might regret leaving the Star Wars franchise behind, according to good buddy Greg Grunberg.
Speaking to The Washington Post, Grunberg referenced what Abrams had told him after he recently read the script for Episode VIII: “He read it and said something he never, ever says: ‘It’s so good, I wish I were making it.’ He may have said something one time on ‘Lost,’ but I never hear him express regret like that“. However, Abrams will not be completely abandoning the space saga, for he will act as executive producer for the upcoming film.
Although not much is known about the eighth installment to the saga, it was confirmed that Rian Johnson will write and direct the film, with principal filming scheduled to begin in January 2016. With regards to the cast, confirmed members include the return of Daisy RidelyJohn Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Issac (Po Dameron), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher(General Leia Organa). New confirmed cast editions include Benicio del Toro, who will play a villain and Jimmy Vee, who will take over from Kenny Barker as R2-D2. With the script for Episode VIII complete, all we can do is begin our countdown for 26 May 2017…