Rian Johnson's response to the flurry of excitement surrounding the news that he's writing and directing Star Wars Episode VIII and writing the treatment for Episode IX? Tweeting a clip of Scott Glenn as Alan Shepard in 1983's The Right Stuff. And it's pretty much a confirmation. Rian's exact thoughts, here:
And for those without audio:
Shepard: Dear Lord, please don't let me fuck up.
Cooper: I didn't quite copy that. Say again, please.
Shepard: I said everything's a-OK.
Don't fuck it up, Rian. You've got the right stuff.