Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Writer Returns for Episode VII

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Lawrence Kasdan, one of the writers behind The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will be returning to the Star Wars franchise for Episode VII.

The last time that we had an official announcement about Star Wars: Episode VII was back in July when last November, and is supposedly working on the next two Star Wars films.

“I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “There are very few people who fundamentally understand the way a Star Wars story works like Larry, and it is nothing short of incredible to have him even more deeply involved in its return to the big screen. J.J. of course is an incredible storyteller in his own right. Michael Arndt has done a terrific job bringing us to this point and we have an amazing filmmaking and design team in place already prepping for production.”

Star Wars: Episode VII will begin filming in the U.K. next spring, and it’s scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.


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