Disney’s buying Lucasfilm in a $4 billion deal ended with a flurry of excitement as well as a flood of rumors and speculation about the Star Wars films.
We all know by now that Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) has been hired to write Star Wars Episode VII, based on a treatment it was initially developed for George Lucas.
However, it appears that Disney already has its sights set on the next two films, Episodes VIII and IX and that the studio is looking at one of the screenwriters on both Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi writer Lawrence Kasdan and X-Men: First Class and the upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past scribe Simon Kinberg to possibly get to work on the next two installments of the new Star Wars trilogy.
Disney declined to comment and official announcements regarding the new Star Wars will appear on StarWars.com, according to the studio.
What’s so good about this is that it’s possible they can actually assemble a coherent package rather than to work out a blueprint for all the puzzle pieces to fit together.
Whatever the case is, we won’t have to worry about the new Star Wars films for a while.