Director J.J. Abrams is said to also be eyeing Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving and Adam Driver for key roles in the film, which may serve as a “send-off” for the original characters.
The galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunter looks poised for a spinoff movie all his own, with the Empire Strikes Back writer on his side.
J.J. Abrams explains that he and franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan took over writing Star Wars: Episode VII from Michael Arndt in order to hit the Dec. 18, 2015 release date.
Director J.J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have assumed screenwriting duties for Star Wars: Episode VII as pre-production continues for the film.
Lawrence Kasdan discusses his return to the Star Wars franchise with a new spinoff film, while Frank Oz expresses interest in returning as Yoda, if the story is right.
A new report contends that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg may not be writing Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX, but rather spinoff movies that would help to expand the mythos, and the franchise.
Disney and Lucasfilm have reportedly approached The Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan and X-Men: Days of Future Past co-writer Simon Kinberg to tackle the second and third installments of the new Star Wars trilogy.
Apparently pleased with what they’ve seen from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Warner Bros. executives reportedly are lining up potential writers for a sequel, more than a year and a half before the Superman reboot premieres.