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Lawrence Kasdan to write new Star Wars films?

November 21st, 2012 by Marc Comments

Deadline are reporting that Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi scribe Lawrence Kasdan (above right) will be working on Star Wars: Episodes VIII and IX.

Disney are set to approach the screenwriter as well as X-Men: First Class writer Simon Kinberg to work on the two films straight away. Michael Arndt was recently confirmed as the screenwriter for Star Wars: Episode VII.

While there has been no confirmation from Disney/Lucasfilm we have to say we’re very excited if this story is true.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….