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Official Info Michael Arndt no longer writing Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by citizenmilton, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. dolphin

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Nov 5, 1999
    I don't get the Kasdan love. What has he done since ROTJ that's been of merit? I have not seen The Big Chill. With that said, I am hopeful that it's a matter of him being uniquely suited to writing Star Wars films while being mediocre in other genres.
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  2. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 13, 2007
    For me, I think what he's done for SW work is what's most relevant here.

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jun 8, 2002
    They're calling Catching Fire the best sequel since TESB. Didn't Arndt write the screenplay for it?
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  4. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

    May 23, 2005

    Catching Fire is a very good movie. It's hard to tell how much credit should be given to Arndt for making it a good movie though because it stayed almost a 100% true to the book. You could take pretty much any scene in the movie and find that exact same scene in the book and in many cases they took the dialogue straight from the book as well.

    The real writer for the movie was Suzanne Collins. Arndt's biggest task would have been to find out which scenes should have been included and which scenes from the book should have been left out because they couldn't have fit everything from the book into a 2 and half hour long movie.
  5. SithHorseman

    SithHorseman Jedi Master star 1

    Feb 22, 2002
    The same could be asked of the post-ROTJ Star Wars filmmakers/screenwriters, and the answer would be nothing.
  6. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
    He Arndt writing it no more.
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  7. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Sep 3, 2012
    That sucks, I guess?
  8. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 16, 2008
    Firing Arndt turns out to be a bad idea, but JJ seems to be having a lot of bad ideas right now.
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  9. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 9, 2012
    In case this may be a spoiler though I don't think it is

    JJ and Lawrence Kasdan have finished the script according to the latest JJ interview!!!
  10. TheYodaPagoda

    TheYodaPagoda Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 23, 2002
    Call me crazy, but I think it's super-duper to have Kasdan writing!
  11. jaqen

    jaqen Chosen One star 5

    Jul 22, 2004
    Silverado was absolutely amazing.

    The Accidental Tourist was a modest 80s hit that got 5 Oscar noms, including for writing.

    The Bodyguard was one of the biggest worldwide hits of the 90s.

    Both Grand Canyon and Mumford are an underrated gems.

    Big or little films, Kasdan has a track record where the good far outweighs the bad.
  12. mes520

    mes520 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 3, 2012

    That's all nice, but more recently, the man has done little.
  13. jaqen

    jaqen Chosen One star 5

    Jul 22, 2004
    Which has absolutely nothing to do with my comment since I specifically addressed the following:

    What has he done since ROTJ that's been of merit?.
  14. Julian Skywalker-Solo

    Julian Skywalker-Solo Jedi Padawan star 1

    May 21, 2014
    I think it's a good thing to have a veteran who worked on the ESB script on for the new movie. Arndt being fired at the very least shows that there's a feedback loop involved in the making of this film, something the PT didn't have.
  15. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 13, 2007
    Again, we don't know Arndt was fired... we don't know what happened behind the scenes.