Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm has brought on Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg to write the upcoming STAR WARS sequels. The two join Michael Arndt is already hard at work on Episode VII.
George Lucas was in favor of this hire and it does look like the sequels are all in good hands. Kasdan worked on the scripts for two of the original Star Wars films, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and he wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark. Kinberg’s credits include X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. That’s some heavy duty credits if you ask me.