Lawrence Kasdan Is Leaving the Star Wars Franchise After the Han Solo Anthology Film

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 4:52PM
Star Wars
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 4:52PM
Lawrence Kasdan Is Leaving the Star Wars Franchise After the Han Solo Anthology Film
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Lawrence Kasdan has quietly been one of the most important people behind the scenes of the Star Wars franchise; he wrote the most acclaimed film of the series, Empire Strikes Back, as well as Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. He's also set to write the Han Solo anthology movie, but sadly will not continue with the franchise.

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"That was my last film of this saga," he told German website Bild (roughly translated using Google). "I will never do Star Wars again."
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Apparently, he didn't even want to write the Han Solo film, but his family encouraged him to do it. Now, he is set to co-write the film with his son, Jon, best known for his directorial debut In the Land of Women and his work on Freaks and Geeks. 

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"I have now made four Star Wars movies, that is enough," Kasdan said. "I want to work again as a director."
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This is exciting in itself, as Kasdan has directed several critically acclaimed films, including Silverado and Oscar winner The Accidental Tourist, but it will be sad to see him leave the Star Wars family. Luckily, we still have two movies written by Kasdan to look forward to, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out on December 18 and the Han Solo anthology film is set to come out on May 25, 2018.

Via CBM.
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