Lawrence Kasdan Wants to Start Fresh with the ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies

The screenwriter also revealed that George Lucas recruited him for the project last fall.

Writer Lawrence Kasdan wants to 'start fresh' with the Star Wars spin-off movies
Writer Lawrence Kasdan wants to 'start fresh' with the Star Wars spin-off movies
We know that Lawrence Kasdan is writing one of the stand-alone movies that will debut after Star Wars: Episode VII. While we're not quite sure if he is writing the Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off or the Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off, the writer did reveal in a recent interview that he wants to "start fresh" with the franchise, after writing Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

"I'm trying to start fresh. There are certain pleasures that we think the saga can bring to people that they've been missing, and we're hoping to bring them that, and at the same time, have them feel that it's all new."

The writer also revealed that franchise creator George Lucas recruited him for the spin-off project last fall.

"George (Lucas) sort of brought me into this part of it, and he's stepping back from the company. He's sort of given his blessing to everybody, and he'll be there if you need him. I think everyone's interested to see where this can go. It's been some very different places over 30 years. I think with J.J. (Abrams), we'll get something entirely new."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

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  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @instead8909 I want to be a PA in any of them

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  2. WongFu

    I want to be in this sequel really bad

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  3. Fry_3000

    Be nice if they start going to the books and bring in new characters

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  4. thedude-abides

    @felipe-11 I was wondering the same thing

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. Sean


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  6. the MovieGhost

    @ROFLitschristian I would be there opening night if that ever came to happening. The KotOR games were two of my favorites.

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  7. ejk1

    90% of the people won't give a sh*t. As long as "Star Wars" is plastered on the opening credits, the people will go see it.

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  8. Replicant

    How exactly are films based on Han and Boba going to "start fresh"?

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  9. SherlockHolmes2009

    As long as he's involved im game

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  10. ROFLitschristian

    I'm open to something not even related to anyone we've already seen. A Knights of the Old Republic film perhaps?

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. The Real Goku

    Good! This series can use new characters. Not running back to the same ones who's stories were told decades ago

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

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