Lawrence Kasdan

‘Star Wars 8’ Is Its Own Weird Thing Says Lawrence Kasdan

‘Star Wars 8’ Is Its Own Weird Thing Says Lawrence Kasdan

Han Solo obviously plays a major role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there have been rumors that he may be killed off in this highly-anticipated adventure, which have not yet been confirmed. Even if he does pass away in this movie, we'll get to examine his past in the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie, hitting theaters in three years. What do you think about all these new details?

Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo comes to theaters May 25th, 2018.

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‘Han Solo’ Spinoff Is Lawrence Kasdan's Last ‘Star Wars’ Movie

‘Han Solo’ Spinoff Is Lawrence Kasdan's Last ‘Star Wars’ Movie

The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise, since Disney and LucasFilm have already solidified the creative teams for almost all of their upcoming Star Wars projects. Gareth Edwards is directing the first spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, with Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, both of which are already in production. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing the Han Solo movie, with Colin Trevorrow coming aboard in August to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. It isn't clear if the director will write Star Wars: Episode IX himself, or if other writers will be brought on board.

Lawrence Kasdan last wrote and directed Darling Companion in 2012, which starred Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest. His other directorial credits include Dreamcatcher, Mumford, French Kiss, Wyatt Earp, Grand Canyon, I Love You to Death, Silverado, The Big Chill and his directorial debut, Body Heat. It isn't known if the filmmaker has any projects he's developing to direct that are currently in the works.

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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 was released 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 was released 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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