Yesterday word came down from Lucas himself via the Official Site www.starwars.com Michael Arndt To Script VII!! Plus more news! Will the new trilogy have the original cast? Well Harrison Ford says he's down. But only if he dies! WTF? Anyway check out the quote from Disney/Lucasfilms.
Michael Arndt to Write Screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VIIWatch for yourself George, and Kathleen talk about what's happening with the new movie coming out in 2015.
November 09, 2012
As pre-production of Star Wars: Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film.
As revealed in the ongoing video series posted here on StarWars.com, Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have begun story conferences with Arndt.
Arndt won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 (2010).
For more news about Star Wars: Episode VII -- slated for a 2015 release -- keep checking StarWars.com.
So with all the good news rolling in for us Star Wars nerds! Further news rolls in from one of the original cast members as Harrison Ford Rumoured To Want “Death Clause” Deal For Star Wars Sequel!
First Bill Murray with this death crap for GhostBusters 3, and now Harrison Ford also wants to be put to death if he signs on for another round as Han Solo in the new planned sequel trilogy set after the events of Return of the Jedi.
It's already been announced that these will be original stories, and with this comes a lot of buzz of when they will be set in the timeline established by George Lucas, and the Extended Universe.
As a fan I can only hope that we get to see the original cast in some form. If Solo has to die to make this happen then so be it.
I want to see an older Luke Skywalker, and a new bad guy that can be as equally as badass as Vader. This is all a fanboy wants.
Here is the info!
Entertainment Weekly reported that Harrison Ford will be happy to reprise the role of Han Solo, pending the confirmation of script and director.
Also word came out that he maybe also asking for the character to be killed off, just as he originally wanted to happen in Return of the Jedi.
Ford’s desire to die was thwarted by Lucas in order for Han Solo toys to continue to be made... Maybe some of that Disney magic will make it happen this time out.
The report does make it clear that all three of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Ford are keen to take part in this next generation of the saga. A source calls them “upbeat”:
Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are.