Lawrence Kasdan talks Star Wars

News Glen Chapman 11 Feb 2013 - 06:46
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It's a fresh start for the Star Wars franchise, Lawrence Kasdan has said in a new interview...

As you're more than likely well aware, there's been no shortage of Star Wars news since the announcement of the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney. We've had all manner of speculation as to who would be directing (JJ Abrams has, of course, now signed on for Star Wars: Episode VII), what the plot would be, and most recently the fact that spin off movies were planned also. And we've got years of this to look forward to, given how many Star Wars movies Disney is likely to want to juggle.

So, when someone actively attached to the franchise talks about the projects it's a refreshing change. The returning Lawrence Kasdan then (director of the underrated Grand Canyon), has been chatting about coming back to Star Wars.

“I'm trying to start fresh", he told the Los Angeles Times. "There are certain pleasures that we think the saga can bring to people that they've been missing, and we're hoping to bring them that and at the same time have them feel it's all new.”

He continued, saying that "George sort of brought me into this part of it, and he's stepping back from the company. He's sort of given his blessing to everybody and he'll be there if you need him. I think everyone's interested to see where this can go. It's been some very different places over the last 30 years … I think with JJ we'll get something entirely new.”

We'll see what this fresh start will look like when Episode VII is released in 2015...

L.A. Times

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