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Speculation Lawrence Kasdan may write Episode 8

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Serpico Jones, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, OK. We'll see.
     
  2. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Exactly. We had this conversation weeks ago. You know, when they called Arndt being hired. ;)

    Of course, they're just saying it's a rumor right now.
     
  3. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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  4. lord_eidolon

    lord_eidolon Jedi Master star 3

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    Well, that's encouraging. I still remain skeptical though.
     
  5. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    If they're already looking for writers for part 8-9, I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume the first draft of ep. 7 is done. Not just outline, but actual script. As in, it was done-ish before the deal was even announced.
     
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  6. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

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  7. Beaker416

    Beaker416 Jedi Youngling

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    Sorry, habit. I saw a few posts questioning the credibility of the source and I thought maybe a different url was referenced, as mentioned, Deadline is usually pretty credible.
     
  8. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I was wondering when we'd hear a word from Lawrence Kasdan regarding the ST.
    Would be great if the rumours turned out to be true.
     
  9. lord_eidolon

    lord_eidolon Jedi Master star 3

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    Of course, if true, this is epoch-shattering awesomeness.
     
  10. NileQT87

    NileQT87 Jedi Master star 2

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    Amazing news. Lawrence Kasdan is definitely a huge signpost that Disney is interested in looking to the OT for inspiration (if that weren't already clear by the fact that the original trio is involved). Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, of course, being the zenith and Return of the Jedi still being quite good (the dramatic writing is all there, but Marquand's direction has a few awkward, stilted moments on Endor--I still adore it, though!).

    He's the best guy they could hope for regarding the writing of the continuation of the OT. If, in particular, he's doing the second chapter, while a somewhat family dynamic/lighter writer is doing the first chapter, it might also mean that they're following the Star Wars movie formula of the light heroic film that introduces our new family of characters, followed by the dramatic everything-goes-tits-up tragic chapter and then followed by the conclusion (and it seems that writer has more of a big superhero action flick background). I hope they really get input from Kasdan on the whole trilogy, though.
     
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  11. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    THR is saying the deals are closed, but that the studios are insisting that official announcements will be posted on StarWars.com.

    Both Deadline and The Hollywood Reported are credible entertainment news sites, with sources like agents, producers, etc. who might speak off the record, but aren't in the business of lying. It's a win-win. The reporters get a scoop - and the entertainment peeps get free press.
     
  12. DarthRelaxus

    DarthRelaxus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm giddy as a school boy.
     
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  13. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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    Disney could be planning to film all 3 movies at the same time.
     
  14. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    I really hope this is true!
     
  15. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    This is official, as far as I'm concerned. As has been said before, Deadline and the Hollywood Reporter aren't your run-of-the-mill movie rumours blogs. Their stuff is proven to be the real-deal 99.99% of the time. So no need to question the authenticity.

    Why is no one talking about the other guy who wrote X-Men: First Class? Will he be doing Episode 9, then? The Hollywood Reporter also says that Kasdan and the other guy are making deals to produce, too.
     
  16. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just to be the devil's advocate: Kasdan did have lines like "laser brain" and didn't really help with the half-baked storyline in ROTJ (still don't understand the silly rescue Han plan). And it doesn't look like he's produced any decent work lately.

    On a plus, side he knows how to develop script based on Lucas's story more than anyone else (but keep in mind in TESB/ROTJ he used Lucas's drafts, I don't think it's going to be the same here).
     
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  17. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    That seems to be vague. Both reports seem to suggest that they're working together on one episode.

    Furthermore, does this mean that Kinsburg said see-ya to helping Singer with X-men: DOFP?
     
  18. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's interesting that neither Dealine nor HR haven't had any substantial directors rumors yet. Either they haven't finalized the deal or they're really good at keeping it under wraps.
     
  19. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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    They probably haven't finalized a deal. Disney may want to film these 3 movies at the same time which will put a strain on the director.
     
  20. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    I love laser brain.
     
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  21. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    It would put a heck of a lot of strain on that 2015 release date too.
     
  22. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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  23. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I ecstatic for Kasdan!!!!
     
  24. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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    Huh?
     
  25. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    So then we know who will be directing Ep 8 . . . Irvin Kirshner. LOL

    Just had to say it. Empire is THE best of the SW films.

    Seriously though I don't know if this is a good idea. While I think trhe writers are certainly very good (Kasdan wrote my favorite SW film) I think the ST would be better served by having contuinuity of writing.

    However, if Disney got a second team started on the next films, and how do we know they wouldn't consider Kasdan for 8 and the other guy for 9?, it would jump start the ST by having all 3 scripts ready and well polished for filming quickly. Disney then could release a SW movie in 2015, 2017, & 2019 OR if the scripts for 8 & 9 were done then they could film them both in one go (like BTTF 2 & 3) and release them in subsequent summers -- 2017 & 2018.