Han Solo Spinoff Is Reportedly Lawrence Kasdan’s Final ‘Star Wars’ Movie
Lawrence Kasdan’s contributions to Star Wars cannot be understated — the co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi recently returned to the franchise to co-write and produce The Force Awakens with J.J. Abrams, and is attached to do the same for the untitled Han Solo project. According to Kasdan, that’s enough Star Wars for him, as the famed screenwriter may be done with the franchise after the Han Solo movie.
In Abrams’ recent, extensive interview with Wired, the director spoke highly of Kasdan, comparing his experience working with the veteran screenwriter as “taking an extended master class.” But Star Wars may soon have to move on without the wisdom and talents of Kasdan, who recently told German newspaper Bild (via THR), “I have now made four Star Wars movies. That’s more than enough.”
Kasdan also revealed that he didn’t want to contribute any more to the franchise after The Force Awakens, but his family adored the idea for the Han Solo movie, so he agreed to co-write it with his son, Jon Kasdan, and serve as producer for directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
The German paper also notes that Kasdan wishes to get back to directing his own projects. His previous writing and directing credits include Wyatt Earp, French Kiss, Dreamcatcher and, more recently, 2012's Darling Companion. Kasdan has (obviously) done some of his best work with the Star Wars franchise, and his contributions are sure to be missed.
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