Lawrence Kasdan Talks New STAR WARS Films

By AMC February 12, 2013

Lawrence Kasdan is no stranger to writing incredible screenplays. Having penned such classics as "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Star Wars: Episode VI- Return of the Jedi" and countless others, news of him coming back to the "Star Wars" franchise, is nothing short of amazing.

Kasdan is said to be writing a stand-alone film that will release after J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII". We've heard rumors of a Boba Fett, Yoda and possibly even a Han Solo film, but nothing is cemented in ink yet.

Kasdan talks about what he hopes he can bring to this new series of films. "I'm trying to start fresh," says Kasdan. "There are certain pleasures that we think the saga can bring to people that they've been missing, and we're hoping to bring them that, and at the same time, have them feel that it's all new."

On George Lucas recruiting Kasdan for this project, he states, "George (Lucas) sort of brought me into this part of it, and he's stepping back from the company. He's sort of given his blessing to everybody, and he'll be there if you need him. I think everyone's interested to see where this can go. It's been some very different places over 30 years. I think with J.J. (Abrams), we'll get something entirely new."

Are you excited for stand-alone "Star Wars" films? Let us know in the comments section below!

"Star Wars: Episode VII" hits AMC Theatres in 2015.

Source: MovieWeb

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