Gasp internet, can you believe it? Some actually Star Wars news! Not a silly list or a completely off base rumor, but a legitimate piece of news backed up by ACTUAL sources. Just when I thought I'd never see the day. Anyways, find out who's set to write the other two chapters in the new Star Wars trilogy after the break. Oh and the new release dates for the Prequel Trilogy re-releases but, c'mon...do you even remember that trilogy anymore?
The first bit of news hasn't been officially confirmed by Disney yet but, judging how it was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it's all but a certainty at this point. Lawrence Kasdan will be writing the script for Star Wars: Episode VIII, and Michael Kinberg will be writing Episode IX. Those names sound familiar? Well, it's for good reason. Kinsberg wrote such recent films as Jumper and Sherlock Holmes...and Kasdan wrote a couple of tiny films called The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Yes, the man who brought us the BEST entry in the Star Wars franchise is coming back for another go around in the screenwriter seat. Oh and he also wrote Episode VI...but honestly, I'm willing to bet very little of his script acutally made it on screen, what with Lucas controlling everything on that one. Anyways, this is more than kind of awesome. Well it's strange that Disney will be having all three films written by different writers, hopefully there will be someone overlooking the production on them ala Joss Whedon and the Marvel Universe. Either way, you chould choose worse screenwriters than these two, that's for sure. Episode VII is still set to be written by Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt.
Oh, and something happened with the Preqel Trilogy or something. It seems like Fox wanted to remind us these existed or somthing, because they've adjusted the 3D re-releases of Episodes II and III ever so slightly. Attack of the Clones will now hit on September 20, 2013, as Revenge of the Sith positions itself on October 4, 2013. Yup, within two weeks of each other. At least Fox is burning off the Prequel Trilogy as efficently as possible so we can get back to the good stuff. Whatever the case...what a busy time for the Star Wars property.