How ‘The Force Awakens’ came to be written

There’s been a lot of consternation among some fans as to George Lucas’ lack of involvement in the new movies, particularly The Force Awakens. Sure, he wrote the initial treatments for Episodes VII-IX, but in January he very pointedly said the following: The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision…

Rumour: Episode VII to focus on Luke Skywalker?

The question that everyone’s still asking is why was Michael Arndt replaced as scriptwriter on Episode VII? The answer seems to be simpler than “His screenplay was a mess”—indeed, by all accounts it was a great Star Wars screenplay that delivered what most people would want. In short, the issue was that Arndt’s screenplay emphasised…

Episode VII: Always in motion

Michael Arndt is out and Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams are in. News has officially hit that scripting duties on Star Wars: Episode VII have switched from Arndt to Kasdan and Abrams. For some reason, fans are having a major freakout. Everyone needs to take a deep breath. For starters, let’s not forget that Kasdan…