Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
29 August 2014
New Trailer for Seventh Son
Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf on
Second Shaun The Sheep Teaser Is Here
He's off to pastures new...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 August 2014
New Rumblings Of Original Star Wars Trilogy Remaster
Han Solo will shoot first - again!
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: Episode VII
18 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Oblivion (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (2012)
Empire Star Rating
This Means War (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Kasdan Rumoured For Star Wars 8
And Simon Kinberg may script 9

21 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg

Before we go any further with this, do bear in mind that a huge siren, like the collision warning on a Star Destroyer, is blaring in the back of our minds. Which signals, of course, that this is strictly a Rumour Alert. But Deadline’s sources have heard that franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan and Sherlock Holmes writer Simon Kinberg are in contention to script the second and third films in the planned new Star Wars trilogy.

Naturally, Disney isn’t commenting on the speculation, but if it does turn out to be true, it could be very good news. That's particularly so in Kasdan’s case, since this is the man who co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi - not to mention his work on Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Having Kasdan back as a Star Wars writer would surely lead to something special.

As for Kinberg, he has proven big film chops and knows how to make set pieces work. He’s most recently written X-Men: First Class sequel Days Of Future Past, which Bryan Singer is gearing up to direct.

This may all turn out to be nothing more than a wish list leaking out into the world, especially with Michael Arndt already locked in to write the first of the three. But given the fast pace Disney is looking for – roughly a film every other year after Episode VII arrives in 2015 – hiring other talent would be a sensible back-up.

So now? We wait and see. And remember: the Force will be with you, always. Except on Sundays and alternate Tuesdays, when it'll be with someone else. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Paranormal Activity 5 Confirmed For 2013
Paramount continues the haunting
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

star wars stuff
anyone who's ever seen and liked a star wars movie will have to be BLOODY strong with the power of either side of the force to not go see the new ones. it's just some sort of weird pull they have, like a crashed x-wing mysteriously emerging from a Dagobah swamp - it just defies logic but none the less, you watch it happen. i don't know much, but i do know this... i was 7 when New Hope came out and it sorta was a 'new hope' for me as a kid. movies back in the 70s weren't on the whole made fo More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 10:13 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Oh dear...
Jeez...I...jeez...think...jeez...he...jeez...was...jeez ...joking...jeez!! Jeez!!! JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZ!!! NB...am also joking More

Posted by jobloffski at 17:00 on 23 November 2012 | Report This Post

Oh dear...
Ok, I'll spell the sentence out to make it easier...a second Craig....Bond movie (as in a second Bond movie with Craig in it)....Jeez... More

Posted by Fozola at 13:11 on 23 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: You'll Still Go and Watch It...
I'm pretty sure it's "James" Bond, not Craig... More

Posted by bradcam72 at 15:33 on 22 November 2012 | Report This Post

You'll Still Go and Watch It...
Everyone moaning like frickin Fergie after 90mins...you WILL still watch them and anyone who says otherwise is talkin shite. Having said that I did say I would never watch a second Craig Bond movie after that Casino crap and stuck to it despite the hype! Anyway any Star Wars movie has to be better than Paranormal Activity fuckin 12! More

Posted by Fozola at 13:18 on 22 November 2012 | Report This Post

May the force be with you (forever and ever and ever)
I can't be the only one who's had enough of Star Wars. Why is there so much speculation about the new trilogy? Have we forgotton the dissapointment that was the last one? The original story, though it worked for the saga, was really quite basic, how and why anybody would want to spin nine films out of it is beyond me though the term 'Cash-Cow' springs to mind. Normally I 'm one of the more upbeat commenters on the site but this just isn't good news. Much as I like him as an actor Harrison Ford i More

Posted by circuit at 19:42 on 21 November 2012 | Report This Post

Kasdan is ideal choice
Empire and New Hope still the best of the lot. However, I dumped an original B-Wing few days ago, any geeks pisst off? Muhahahaha... More

Posted by nybras at 13:37 on 21 November 2012 | Report This Post

Star Wars 7 - Gran Torino in space
Han Solo to meet Gran Torino style end in episode 7. That is my wish. More

Posted by doyle09uk at 13:08 on 21 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Sometimes I think that this is the major factor in why there are so many Star Wars haters out there, they've all had to much to think.... More

Posted by DarthMaxxx at 12:01 on 21 November 2012 | Report This Post

Star Wars overload
Why are Star Wars movies like a bus? None for ages then 3 come along at once! More

Posted by kittybinks at 07:48 on 21 November 2012 | Report This Post

AICN is reporting that this is now offical news More

Posted by Gildan at 07:33 on 21 November 2012 | Report This Post

I'll almost be disappointed when everything's confirmed. I'm enjoying the speculation on everything from writers to cast. We can all play fantasy movie in our minds. More

Posted by Low_key at 05:16 on 21 November 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Many Deaths Of Sean Bean
The actor talks us through his on-screen offings

Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)