Daily ‘Star Wars’ Rumor: Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg spin-offs, not VIII & IX.

Hey man, as The Fucking Force Turns. Another day, another batch of rumors. Now Lawrence “Empire Strikes Back’s Daddy” and Simon Kinberg may not be writing the second and third movies in the new trilogy. They could be writing…spin-offs? Starring Lando and Han as they ball out of control, snorting Jawa Dust and slapping dames on the buttocks.


[Last] week, news broke that screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberghad been hired to write new Star Wars movies, presumably Episodes VII and XI. They’d also receive producer credit on those films. Curiously, while that news was confirmed by multiple sources, Disney and LucasFilm themselves have yet to announce it and it seems we might now have a reason why.

Sources now report that while Kasdan and Kinberg are indeed writing new Star Warsmovies, they may actually be additional movies outside of the planned sequel trilogy. Read more after the jump.

The Hollywood Reporter, who confirmed the news about Kasdan and Kinberg in the first place, reported on this surprising turn of events. Their piece leaves it open to the possiblity that Kasdan and Kinberg could, actually, be writing Episdoes VIII and XI but that doesn’t seem as set in stone as it did last week. Here’s the telling sentence:

Their scripts could turn into official “Episodes” in the main Skywalker storyline, or they could form the basis for spinoffs focusing on side characters.