We know that Lawrence Kasdan is writing one of the stand-alone movies that will debut after Star Wars: Episode VII. While we're not quite sure if he is writing the Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off or the Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off, the writer did reveal in a recent interview that he wants to "start fresh" with the franchise, after writing Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
"I'm trying to start fresh. There are certain pleasures that we think the saga can bring to people that they've been missing, and we're hoping to bring them that, and at the same time, have them feel that it's all new."
The writer also revealed that franchise creator George Lucas recruited him for the spin-off project last fall.
"George (Lucas) sort of brought me into this part of it, and he's stepping back from the company. He's sort of given his blessing to everybody, and he'll be there if you need him. I think everyone's interested to see where this can go. It's been some very different places over 30 years. I think with J.J. (Abrams), we'll get something entirely new."
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