A look at the Writers of Episode VII

Early November Screenrant broke the story that Michael Arndt finished a 40-50 page treatment.  Since then, rumors have spread like wild-fire across the internet.  The only word from Lucasfilm and Disney thus far is a hint that the trilogy will start out further than 40 years after ROTJ (Return of the Jedi) as most rumors suggest.  So while we wait for more solid information let’s take a look at the writers of Episode VII.

Michael Arndt, a graduate of New York University is best known for Little Miss Sunshine which made him the first screen writer ever to be nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay for his first two screenplays.  Here is a complete list of all the accolades received by Little Miss Sunshine.    He went on to write the screenplay for Toy Story 3 with two wins at the Academy Awards and many other accolades it is also the first animated film to ever reach $1 billion world-wide and is currently the 9th highest grossing film of all time.  With the sequel to The Hunger Games : Catching Fire filming and two more movies in production Michael Arndt’s film work looks very impressive.

Lawrence Kasdan is a familiar face in not only the Star Wars universe but with Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones as well.  Not only does he have The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Bodyguard, Wyatt Earp and Dreamcatcher under his belt among other movies he has also won an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay in 1988 for the Accidental Tourist.  With the latest new of Lawrence Kasdan teaming up with Simon Kinberg for Episode VIII and Episode IX the future of Star Wars is looking very promising.

Star Wars Episode VII

Director: Colin TrevorrowJon FavreauJoe JohnstonMatthew Vaughn (possible)

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan(confirmed)   Michael Arndt (confirmed)  

Composer: John Williams (possible)

Cast:

Luke Skywalker…………………Mark Hamill (possible)

Princess Leia……………………Carrie Fisher (possible)

Han Solo…………………………..Harrison Ford (possible)

Lando Calrissian………………Billy Dee Williams (possible)

C-3PO……………………………….Anthony Daniels (possible)

R2-D2………………………………Kenny Baker

Chewbacca……………………….Peter Mayhew (possible)

Darth Vader…………………….. ???? (rumored)

Episode VIII

Writers: Simon Kinberg (confirmed), Lawrence Kasdan(confirmed)

Episode IX

Writer: Simon Kinberg (confirmed), Lawrence Kasdan(confirmed)

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