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Star Wars Episode VIII - Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg rumored to be writing two sequels
Scooped on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
According to reports published by both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan has been approached to write one of the two post-Episode VII Star Wars movies screenplays. The Reporter adds that Kasdan's deal is supposedly already closed.
Also said to have been asked to write the screenplay for Episode VIII or Episode IX is screenwriter Simon Kinburg. His credits include the screenplay for Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes and X-Men: First Class.
Disney/Lucasfilm have not confirmed the hiring of Kasdan or Kingberg yet, nor revealed which writer would be writing what particular Star Wars movie chapter.
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