Is Peter Jackson Involved With STAR WARS EPISODE VIII Or Is This Another April Fools' Day Joke?
Bryan Singer tricked fans with the announcement that Lady Gaga would play 'Dazzler' in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but if this is another April Fools' Day prank, it's even cleverer! You see, a screenplay for Star Wars Episode VIII was spotted in Peter Jackson's desk in a new BTS video for The Hobbit...
While he may be hard at work on finishing off The Hobbit trilogy, the following screengrab from the latest behind-the-scenes video for The Desolation of Smaug (which you can find by clicking HERE) seems to indicate that he may be involved with the new Star Wars movies! As First Showing points out, the script - which can be seen at around the 4:51 mark when Jackson reaches into his desk for The Hobbit artwork - certainly appears to be the real deal! If J.J. Abrams is committed to a third instalment in the Star Trek franchise, it would certainly make sense for Disney and LucasFilm to find someone else to helm Episode VIII, although it does seem a little premature at this point. What do you guys think? An accidental reveal or an awesome April Fool's Day prank?
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