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‘Star Wars’: Is Lawrence Kasdan Writing the ‘Boba Fett’ Spin-Off Movie?

‘Star Wars’: Is Lawrence Kasdan Writing the ‘Boba Fett’ Spin-Off Movie?

Before Lawrence Kasdan came aboard to help director J.J. Abrams rewrite the script for Star Wars: Episode VII, the filmmaker was attached to write one of the spin-off movies, although, in typical LucasFilm fashion, it wasn't known which character he might take on. A new report from Schmoes Know reveals that the writer will be tackling the Boba Fett spin-off, and that he may be basing his script on elements from the Expanded Universe.

This contradicts producer Simon Kinberg's statement in April, where he revealed that the new trilogy and the spin-offs will be based on the six previously-released movies, and not the wealth of other material in the Expanded Universe.

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Is Lawrence Kasdan Writing the ‘Boba Fett’ Spin-Off Movie?

Is Lawrence Kasdan Writing the ‘Boba Fett’ Spin-Off Movie?

We've known for a long while that Disney and LucasFilm plan to release a stand-alone spin-off movie in-between each installment of the new trilogy series that kicks off in December 2015 with Star Wars: Episode VII. And its long been rumored that the first two movies will be the Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off and Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off.

These titles have never been confirmed by anyone at Disney. So how about someone at Cartoon Network's Adult Swim instead? In a recent interview during AMC's Movie Talk 24 Marathon, Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp seemingly confirmed that Lawrence Kasdan, who first wrote for the character of Boba Fett in the bounty hunter's first big screen appearance with Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, is in fact writing the bounty hunter's stand-alone adventure.

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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Will Write ‘Star Wars: Epsiode VII’

J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Will Write ‘Star Wars: Epsiode VII’

As Star Wars: Episode VII continues pre-production, Lawrence Kasdan and director J.J. Abrams have assumed screenwriting duties for the film.

Lawrence Kasdan, who has been serving as a consultant on the film, is a veteran of several classic Lucasfilm productions, writing the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark and serving as co-screenwriter for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Acclaimed director and screenwriter J.J. Abrams ' credits include Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Fringe, and Lost.

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Lawrence Kasdan Wants to Start Fresh with the ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies

Lawrence Kasdan Wants to Start Fresh with the ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg and Frank Oz Talk the ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs

Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg and Frank Oz Talk the ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs

It is most definitely a good time to be a Star Wars fan, with Star Wars: Episode VII hitting theaters in 2015, along with another series of stand-alone movies, written by Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg, arriving at an unspecified date.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Eyes ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Writer Lawrence Kasdan

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Eyes ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Writer Lawrence Kasdan

Many consider Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back to be the best film ever made in the franchise, so fans can sigh a heavy bit of relief in the fact that the film's screenwriter, director Lawrence Kasdan, is being sought by Walt Disney Pictures to return in penning the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Lawrence Kasdan also wrote Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Ark for Lucasfilm. Disney's plan is to get the director, known for helming the 80s classic The Big Chill and this year's romantic comedy Darling Companion, working on the sequel to Star Wars: Episode VII while that first film is still being written by the earlier confirmed Michael Arndt.

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Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline Headline ‘Darling Companion’

Werc Werk Works, the independent production and finance company helmed by CEO Elizabeth Redleaf, and Likely Story, the New York based production company headed by Anthony Bregman, jointly announced today that they will produce Darling Companion, written by Meg Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan and to be directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Academy Award winners Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton as well as Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins and two-time Emmy nominee Elisabeth Moss are set to star.

Darling Companion marks the third installment in Kasdan's consideration of his generation, following The Big Chill and Grand Canyon, as well as his sixth collaboration with Kevin Kline. The film will be produced by Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, Elizabeth Redleaf for Werc Werk Works and Lawrence Kasdan. Christine Walker, Meg Kasdan and John Kelly will serve as executive producers.

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