Those ‘Star Wars’ Movies Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg are Writing Might be Spinoffs, Not Episodes VIII and IX
What we don’t know about the upcoming Star Wars movies far outweighs what we do know. For instance, we know Micheal Arndt is writing Episode VII. We don’t who’s directing, though there’s been more rumors today it’s Matthew Vaughn. We also know Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have been tapped to write for these new Star Wars movies. Up until now most assumed these would be the following movies of the trilogy, Episode VIII and Episode IX. Not the case according to The Hollywood Reporter.
They were the first to confirm Kasdan and Kinberg had been signed to write, and now their reporting those movies could be further “Episodes” down the line, say maybe Episode X or XI. Or possibly spinoff movies set within that galaxy far, far away as this line from the article indicates,
Their scripts could turn into official “Episodes” in the main Skywalker storyline, or they could form the basis for spinoffs focusing on side characters.
By now you might be wondering why I have Lando up there, gracing the top of this post. Spinoffs, guys! We could get movies about the lesser characters of the Star Wars universe! I like this idea that Germain Lussier of /Film proposes,
Then, in 2017, instead of seeing the next film in the trilogy, we get a spin-off film – something like the young Han Solo story. That could feature Solo as a teenager, how he came to smuggling, the card game where he won the Millenium Falcon, the Kessel Run, why Chewbacca has a life debt to him, and it ends as he walks into a cantina in Mos Eisley.
I like how this guy’s thinking. It’s the perfect direction for new Star Wars movies because there’s so much they could explore. Why not a Lando movie? How about a Boba Fett flick? I’m sure that’d drive the fans wild!
What kind of movies do you want see come of this Disney/Lucasfilm partnership?