Ever since news first surfaced that Disney acquired Lucas Films and that there would be a “Star Wars: Episode VII”, the updates have been pouring in. A week ago, it was announced that Michael Arndt would pen “Episode VII” and that writers Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg would write scripts for “Star Wars: Episode VIII and IX”. It wasn’t clear at the time if they would be writing the two scripts together or separately. Now it’s being reported that the duo may not be writing the scripts for “Episode VIII and IX” after all, but were instead brought on to write separate projects that could potentially be spin-off films about characters from the “Star Wars” Franchise.
The details of the new series of "Star Wars" films have remained pretty locked up to date. We do know that Disney is planning on releasing a new film every 2-3 years however.
With still a director needed to helm "Episode VII" and potentially two writers as well as directors for "Episode VIII and IX", we can anticipate a lot of "Star Wars" news in the next few months.
"Star Wars: Episode VII" is planned for a 2015 release. We'll be sure to keep you posted as new information becomes available.
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