- Published on Wednesday, November 28 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
The Empire Strikes Back scribe Lawrence Kasdan, along with X-Men: Days of Future Past co-writer Simon Kinberg, have locked in deals to write installments for Disney's new Star Wars trilogy. The dynamic duo is confirmed to write either Episode VIII or Episode IX, and will both stay on to produce the films. Toy Story 3 writer Michael Ardnt has been confirmed to write Episode VII.
The world of Star Wars isn’t new to Kasdan -- he not only wrote The Empire Strikes Back but Return of the JedI as well. Many Star Wars aficionados consider Episode V to be the best of the films, which is a promising fact for the future of the new series. This will be the first Star Wars trilogy to take place without mastermind George Lucas’s direct input. There is no word yet on when the new series will take place, nor what it will involve (though with the recent rumors of original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher making appearances, we can surmise from that). I’m hoping that since Kasdan is writing it, perhaps we will be treated to another Ewok dance party (they are just so darn cute!).
Kinberg is a Star Wars newbie, but he isn’t new to the word of heroes and villains. He has served as a producer for X-Men: First Class and will be producing a revamped Cinderella for Disney. Clearly, Kinberg knows his way around an ensemble cast and how to balance multiple characters as they navigate the roads of romance, evil, pride, and glory.
How excited are you for the new films? Are you too hoping for an Ewok dance party, or would you prefer one with Wookies instead?
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff
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