Original Star Wars trilogy scribe Lawrence Kasdan reportedly attached to new trilogy, plus Simon Kinberg


15 Responses to “Original Star Wars trilogy scribe Lawrence Kasdan reportedly attached to new trilogy, plus Simon Kinberg”

  1. Steven Fordham says:

    Now that Star Wars is under Disney’s umbrella, my personal fave for director for the next episode (and maybe the ones after that):
    Brad Bird

  2. Florian Bösch says:

    Thank you. Thank you so much. Actually, Disney owning Star Wars now might be one of the best things that ever happened to Star Wars. At least George is now no longer writing scripts and doing directing. It can only get better.

  3. Douglas Rushkoff says:

    “Probably the best thing for Star Wars that George Lucas could ever do at this point.” 

    I missed the background on this.   Does this mean that because the last movies weren’t so good, it would better for him to make room for others? 

    • Eric Simmons says:

      Yeah, the consensus seems to be that Lucas works better as an ‘idea’ guy, while letting others actually handle the writing of dialogue & wrangling of actors. That old chestnut.

      • Brainspore says:

        Particularly if we limit those “ideas” to the ones he came up with prior to the release of ROTJ.

        • Donald Petersen says:

          Yeah.  Just finding out that Lucas himself wrote the treatment for Episode 7 and outlines for 8 and 9 takes most of the starch outta my Star Wars stiffie.  The bad dialogue can be fixed by script doctors, and handling the actors is the director’s problem.  But the most boneheaded problems with the prequel trilogy occurred at a fundamental story level, and if Lucas has already formulated story outlines, he’s done 80% of the damage already.

          • Brainspore says:

            I may have misread the reports, but my impression was that the story notes they’re referring to WERE written way back in the day before Lucas started pissing all over his original work.

          • Donald Petersen says:

            I’d have no problem with that.  Somewhere I have an old issue of Bantha Tracks, the old fan club newsletter, wherein he mentioned there were twelve parts to The Adventures of Luke Skywalker.  If he’s dusting off old plot outlines from back then, I’d be interested to see them.  If the outlines stem from Expanded Universe storylines (particularly New Republic ones), I’m on board as well.

            If, however, we’re forced to endure plot shenanigans akin to “young Anakin Skywalker built C-3PO out of spare parts when all along we’d naturally assumed he was an off-the-rack protocol droid” in order to unnaturally tie the movies together, I’m gonna slap somebody.

  4. Stuart says:

    At the end of a 1980 Muppet Show (season 4 episode 17 according to the person who posted it to YouTube), the cast of Star Wars (well, some of the cast: Mark Hammill, C3PO, R2D2, Chewbacca) and the Muppets sing When You Wish Upon A Star as a Darth Vaderish Disney castle rises from the back of the stage.

    It’s at about 3:50 into this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSe2FD9Vn1k

    Sorry if this is a repeat, I just came across it today.

  5. “I’m going to call the final episode for him”, says Jamie. I’m going to call the final episode as not being the finale episode, ever again. Now that Disney has Star Wars, it will never end. I for one am not sure that’s a good thing, and I say that as a bona fide Star Wars fan.

    • Adam L. Cox says:

      Disney paid a lot of money for the Star Wars franchise, which means they won’t stop making Star Wars films until people stop watching them. To believe otherwise is being purposefully naive.

  6. Jorpho says:

    Sherlock Holmes and X-Men: First Class, sure, but Mr. and Mrs. Smith is one of the last things that comes to mind when I think “written”.

    • Repurposed says:

      He did a final write on Sherlock Holmes and produced X-Men: First Class.

      Things that he’s written include X-Men: The Last Stand and XXX: State of the Union.

      Looks like his pedigree is a bunch of lazy sequels and the occasional action vehicle that needed to be saved by better actors. Oh, and taking out David Goyer’s trash.

  7. webstu says:

    “Mysterious are the ways of the Force.” -Yoda

  8. hsumen says:

    Has everybody forgotten the steaming pile of dung that Kasdan’s “Silverado” is? Ouch.

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