The recent news that Lawrence Kasdan was hired by Lucasfilm to return to the Star Wars universe had people pretty excited. After all, the writer of The Empire Strikes Back is a welcome addition to the rebirth of Star Wars, but now it looks like he isn’t writing Episodes VIII or IX. Instead, the Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Star Wars movie the Kasdan is working on is actually more of a spin-off with the possibility of becoming a full episode:
Their scripts could turn into official “Episodes” in the main Skywalker storyline, or they could form the basis for spinoffs focusing on side characters. Disney CEO Robert Iger said the goal is to release a Star Wars movie “every two to three years,” and some could focus on other pieces of the expansive mythos (similar to Marvel’s Avengers universe). Disney and Lucasfilm declined comment.
Boba Fett movie. Do it, Disney. You’ll make billions.