Disney and Lucasfilm are fast at work to lay down the groundwork for the third Star Wars trilogy. As previously reported, Michael Arndt is writing the screenplay for Episode VII — but it isn’t the only film entering pre-production. Things are set in motion for episodes VIII and IX with an update on two more screenwriters joining the trilogy.
The other? Just some guy named Lawrence Kasdan, whose screenwriting credits include The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
It’s unclear who is going to write which film, but it’s great news nonetheless. I’m very optimistic with the three writers who are brought on board for Star Wars. And fortunately for us, this means no horrendous dialogue from George Lucas. Although, I will admit that I’m okay with just one, “You’re breaking my heart, Anakin!” line.
Disney and Lucasfilm intend to release Episode VII in 2015, with VIII and IX following every other year