Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg to Write STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII & IX

By AMC November 21, 2012

It seems that just about everyday we have a new "Star Wars" update and that is more than good by us. Michael Arndt is officially writing the 7th installment and confirmation just hit that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have reportedly closed deals to write the "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and "Star Wars: Episode IX" scripts. They will be producing the films as well and we aren't sure at this point if they will be writing the two scripts together or both segments independently of each other. 

Many fans are thrilled with this news as they feel Kasdan could do these films justice as he wrote the scripts for two of the original "Star Wars" films, "The Empire Strikes Back" and Return of the Jedi". Also having written "Raiders of the Lost Ark", others feel that Kasdan is perhaps outdated and that he won't be able to write a script that will adhere to the changes found in filmmaking today.

Simon Kinberg's writing credits include "X-Men: First Class", "Sherlock Holmes" and the upcoming sequel to the X-Men prequel, "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

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Source: Coming Soon 

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