It seems that the return of Lawrence Kasdan to the Star Wars universe is not as clear cut as it first seemed.
The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that The Empire Strikes Back scribe is working with Simon Kinberg on separate projects and not necessarily Episode VIII and Episode IX.
While their scripts could turn into official “Episodes” in the main Skywalker storyline,they could also form the basis for spinoffs focusing on side characters.
None of this is official at the moment but it does give a twist on things and sound like Disney have big plans in store for our favourite space opera.
The only official news we have regarding writers is that Michael Arndt is producing scripts for the new sequel films.