Kasdan To Depart “Star Wars” Franchise

Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan (“The Big Chill,” “Body Heat”) has proven to be an essential part of the “Star Wars” franchise since penning the screenplay for “The Empire Strikes Back” back in 1980.

He then went on to pen “Return of the Jedi” and has since been an integral part of filmmaker J.J. Abrams’ upcoming resurrection of the ‘Wars’ universe with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” next month.

Now Kasdan, whose credits also include the script for “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Bodyguard” amongst many other notable films, says that he’s done with the “Star Wars” franchise once he wraps up his commitment to work on the script for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 2018 Han Solo spin-off film.

Speaking with German tabloid Bild, Kasdan is quoted as saying: “I have now made four Star Wars movies. That’s more than enough.” Kasdan also revealed he didn’t have any interest in the Han Solo film until his family got so excited about the idea that he agreed to co-write the screenplay with his son Jon Kasdan.

Abrams has been nothing but gushing about Kasdan as a collaborator on ‘The Force Awakens’ which opens in cinemas on December 18th.

Source: Heat Vision