Disney Wants Empire, Jedi's Writer To Pen A New Star Wars Movie

Oh boy.

Deadline is reporting that Disney has approached both Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg to see if they're interested in writing subsequent Star Wars sequels (Michael Arndt is handling Episode VII).

Kinberg's written X-Men and Sherlock Holmes movies, which is fine, but Kasdan wrote (well, finished) Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The guy also wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark. That's better than fine.

Bear in mind that this is just a rumour, of course, but when $4 billion is spent on securing the Star Wars franchise, you could tell me Disney wants to hire Vladirmir Putin to play Grand Moff Tarkin and I wouldn't write it off.

Are Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg Being Courted To Script ‘Star Wars' Pics 2 and 3? [Deadline]