Lawrence Kasdan on The Force Awakens

Vanity Fair have posted an extended interview with Lawrence Kasdan, and if you want more reason to be positive about The Force Awakens, this interview gives it in spades. Kasdan talks about his relationship with George Lucas, how he seemed to be one of the few people to be able to “get into [George’s] head”…

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…

Is Red Five the first standalone film?

There have been some conflicting rumours regarding the overall schedule for the upcoming standalone films. The leaked Hasbro schedule listed Boba Fett for 2016, Solo for 2018 and Red Five for 2020, with episodes VIII and IX appearing in between. Lawrence Kasdan had always been attached as the screenwriter on Boba Fett. But when Gary Whitta was…

Video selfie from Abrams and Kasdan

It’s a simple gesture, but this video is pretty exciting nonetheless: Seeing Lawrence Kasdan with J.J. Abrams makes it all seem so… real. As if the table read wasn’t cool enough. Yes, it’s actually happening: the ever-likeable Abrams is working with the man who gave us Empire, Jedi and Raiders to bring us the sequel to…

Rumour: Is Lawrence Kasdan writing a Boba Fett spinoff?

We know that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are each writing spinoff/origin films in the Star Wars universe, possibly due for release in 2016 and 2018. Furthermore, there’s reason to believe that these films will form part of a new series that will culminate in an eventual Avengers/Seven Samurai-style team-up film. But which characters will…