The Star Wars Show: Episode 8. Rian Johnson and Han Solo Directors Confirmed for Celebration!


Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley are back with the latest episode of the Star Wars Show, a weekly look at everything Star Wars from the Lucasfilm headquarters.


In this week’s episode:
Andi and Peter discuss the “Future Filmmakers” panel at Star Wars Celebration 2016, news on the release of the all-new “Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens” game and its features, Star Wars Show Correspondent, Kaitlyn Marshall takes fans behind the scenes at this years “Lucasfilm Family Picnic” at Skywalker Ranch, Burnie Burns and Blaine Gibson test their Rooster Teeth knowledge of all things Star Wars, all this and much, much more on The Star Wars Show!




The big news on ‘The Star Wars Show’ today was the “you heard it here first” exclusive regarding the ‘Future Filmmakers’ panel at Celebration 2016. Fans will be able to join the filmmakers behind the next phase of Star Wars movies for a must-see discussion.



Get a glimpse of what the future holds in the Star Wars galaxy when the Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo hosts a discussion with filmmakers Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII), and directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story). The “Future Filmmaker Discussion,” set for Celebration Stage on Sunday, July 17, is sure to include some surprises and end the weekend on a high note. If you’re in attendance, set hyperspace coordinates accordingly — this will be a must-see event!

You can check out more info about the panel over at


About the Show:

The Star Wars Show is hosted by Andi Gutierrez, who also does the Star Wars Rebels-cetric Rebels Recon YouTube series, and Peter Townley, who was found through local San Francisco auditions. “He is a genuine, legitimate, knowledgeable Star Wars fan,” Capoferri says. “Authenticity is right up there at the top of the list when it comes to the company and the show.”

The success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens proved that there’s nothing niche about Star Wars in pop culture anymore, but Capoferri admits that one of their biggest challenges in the seven-minute Star Wars Show episodes is making everybody happy and informed.



Source: Star Wars on YouTube


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25 thoughts on “The Star Wars Show: Episode 8. Rian Johnson and Han Solo Directors Confirmed for Celebration!

  • June 30, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Free ice cream? Drop everything! Let’s go!

  • June 30, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Dang on Sunday was hoping to skip Sunday for tourist stuff, anyone know what time the panel is. Seems like a pretty important detail

    • June 30, 2016 at 1:12 am

      I think its 3pm, I’m gonna make sure I don’t miss it

  • June 30, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Maybe they’ll finally give a title to the han solo film? seems too early, but I’m waiting for that afterall… also a picture of the actor with prostetics to resemble Han solo as much, or anything to convince us that they have that detail solved, would be appreciated

    • June 30, 2016 at 1:25 am

      No prosthetic – that really feels like it turns the thing into an exercise in cheap mimicry. It’s not going to look like HF anyways, so I’d rather not be constantly battling the feeling that they were trying to hard on the wrong aspects of this thing the whole time.

      • June 30, 2016 at 2:20 am

        When will some fans learn the difference between actors and characters?

    • June 30, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Kasdan already wrote the script before TFA yet they couldn’t come up with a title. Does the movie even have a direction or just a series of jokes and action sequences?

      • June 30, 2016 at 8:49 pm

        what do you mean?

        • June 30, 2016 at 9:41 pm

          I mean he should have came up with a title after the story was written, unless there’s no story.

          • July 1, 2016 at 12:49 am

            Oooooh… got it. Still, if they have a name for it they’ll wait at least till celebration to reveal it.

  • June 30, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Here’s my question: will the panel be live streamed?

  • June 30, 2016 at 4:38 am

    When he said what creature he fended off, I was thinking the Krayt Dragon. Ponda Baba’s an alien.

  • June 30, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Forget the show: I need me one o’ them 1983 Star Wars Arcade Game 3D vector graphics T-shirts pronto!

  • June 30, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Yeah because who else than guys who make comedy animation for kids would be best for directing the Han Solo spin off? We already know it will be humour à la Poe Dameron during the whole movie. What’s next, Paul Feg for the Bobba Fett movie?

    • June 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Gee, looks like somebody lost his sweetroll.

    • June 30, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Actually Chris Miller and Phil Lord are an awesome team… everything they’ve done is solid… Yes they have made kids cartoons (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Lego Movie) but they also made 21 Jump Street, which is actually a good movie! Lord and Miller have a way of taking things that are really shit ideas and turning them into gold. They also have some great TV shows under their belt, Last Man on Earth is an excellent dark comedy. They have one coming out called Making History that looks solid as well and another called Son of Zorn where they blend animation with live action. To be perfectly honest with you, the only thing that gives me hope for this Han Solo adventure is that it’s being made by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

    • June 30, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Star Wars is for kids. These guys are a perfect choice. Sorry about that.

      • July 1, 2016 at 1:13 am

        Yeah, but what kind of kids? “The Lego Movie” kids or “Han shoots first” kids?

        • July 1, 2016 at 1:19 am

          They’re the same kids.

    • July 1, 2016 at 12:57 am

      These guys have turned the absolutely WORST ideas on paper into very good films. If there is any hope for this thing, it’s them. I mean, at this point you’re just obviously trolling, PS. Back it off a bit man.

      • July 1, 2016 at 1:14 am

        I haven’t watched any of their movies, there the ones that are aimed at kids and the dumb comedies. Since when 21 Jump Street was a comedy??? I saw the trailer and it was more than enough for me to cope , besides Channing Tatum is a no-no, that guy mostly does chick flicks. Let’s not even talk about Jonah Hill.

        • July 1, 2016 at 1:28 am

          So…you’re talking out of your ass then? Just spouting opinions as facts, informed by absolutely nothing? I mean, good on you to own up to it but…

          • July 1, 2016 at 1:32 am

            I don’t need to watch these movies to know i will not like them because they are obviously marketed towards an audience that I don’t belong to. You can judge movies by the cover and be correct 99% of time.

          • July 1, 2016 at 2:35 am

            Wow. Just…wow, dude. We’re done here.

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