J.J. Abrams wishes he was directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, according to actor Greg Grunberg.

J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams

Abrams has steered Star Wars: The Force Awakens to huge critical and commercial success as he took up the director's chair on the iconic franchise for the first time.

However, plans are already moving forward for Episode VIII and Rian Johnson will be taking over the director's chair from Abrams.

Speaking to The Washington Post's Comic Riffs, Grunberg revealed that Abrams is a huge fan of Johnson's script for the next film.

He said: "He read it and said something he never, ever says. He said: 'It's so good, I wish I were making it. He may have said something one time on 'Lost,' with Damon [Lindelof, the co-creator], but I never hear him express regret like that."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees Grunberg reunite with the Lost creator as he took on the role of Snap Wexley in the film.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will be fourth feature film for Johnson and will come after success with Brick, Brothers Bloom, and Looper.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has taken the global box office by story and has grossed over $689 million in a week and looks on course to hit $1 billion.

However, we are going to have to wait until Star Wars: Episode VIII hits the big screen as it won't be released until May 2017.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now.

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