As if Star Wars fans needed any more motivation to attend this year’s jam-packed Star Wars Celebration: Europe event, now there’s word that “Episode VIII” director Rian Johnson as well as Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the directors of the upcoming Han Solo spinoff film, will be speaking there.
The weekly Star Wars Show made the announcement, with the directors joining producer Kathleen Kennedy, Sr. Vice President of Development Kiri Hart, and Star Wars Story Group executive Pablo Hidalgo on the Future Filmmakers Panel to take place July 17. EW is also reporting that “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards will be attending a panel as will actors Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew and Ray Parker (Darth Maul).
“Rogue One” arrives in theaters Dec. 16 while “Episode VIII” comes out a year later on Dec. 15. The “Han Solo” solo film arrives May 25, 2018. For more info on Star Wars Celebration: Europe, click here.