Lawrence Kasdan wants his ‘Star Wars’ Spin – Off to have fresh start

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As fans will already know Lawrence Kasdan is one of the writers that Disney has chosen to write the spin – off Star Wars movies, which will be an added extra to episodes 7,8 and 9. The first of which is to be directed by J.J. Abrams.

Kasdan as fans will already know is the many that wrote The Empire Strikes Back, which to this day stands as the best of the original trilogy of Star Wars films and is easily light years ahead of the mediocre overly CG reliant prequel trilogy, which was George Lucas’s version of Fraggle Rocks trash heap.

In a recent interview for the LA Times Kasdan has revealed that he is looking at his spin – off Star Wars movie as a way of giving Star Wars a fresh start.

“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 ones I worked on were a long time ago, and they had a slightly different feeling than the ones that followed. The first three, Star Wars, Empire and Return of the Jedi, are all sort of more about people than the ones that followed.

“George 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 JJ, we’ll get something entirely new.”

When quizzed about recent reports that two of the spin off films would centre on Boba Fett and Han Solo. Kasdan refused to comment. So I guess we’re all just going to have to use the force and meditate on it until we know more.


Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.


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