Lawrence Kasdan talks about Disney‘s plans to make a Han Solo film. The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens screenwriter appeared to be confident about the direction the planned Star Wars spin-off will take.
Asked about his continued involvement with the legendary science fiction franchise, Kasdan touched upon the upcoming Han Solo movie, for which he wrote the script. Revealing that production is set to start next year, the screenwriter expressed approval for the decision to have filmmaking duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord direct the film. Additionally, he spoke a little about the production role he will play in Episodes VIII and IX:
“You know, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to direct it,” Kasdan said. “They’re great, funny and imaginative and we’ve had a great time together. My son [Jon] and I wrote the script and Chris and Phil are working on it and they’re about to move to London to start shooting in January. And it should be fun.”
Besides confirming the January start date for the shoot, Kasdan also stated that he is still peripherally involved with Episodes 8 and 9.
“I have a little information,” Kasdan said of the overall arc of the sequel trilogy. “[Star Wars Episode 8 Director] Rian [Johnson] is a friend of mine. I’m getting to know Colin Trevorrow, who is going to direct Episode 9, so I feel very involved with it.”
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