By Ciaran Duggan,
Rian Johnson was announced as the director of Episode VIII on this day in 2015.
The news dropped on StarWars.com and a provisional release date for 'The Last Jedi' was publicised as well.
The film release date has since changed from May 2017 to a December 2017 release.
In addition to the Rian Johnson news the title of the first anthology film was made public.
The news of the title - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - broke on this day and whetted fans appetite for the first of what is set to be many anthology movies.
Which breaking news story excited you most on this day? (Rian Johnson or Rogue One)
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