Star Wars Sequel Could Be Penned By Toy Story 3 Writer

Star Wars Sequel Could Be Penned By Toy Story 3 Writer

If the Hollywood rumour mill is to be trusted, Star Wars: Episode VII may already have its writer.

Vulture reports that Michael Arndt has already written a 40-50 page script treatment for the film and is ” likely to be at least one of the writers” for the movie, which is expected to start shooting in 2014.

Arndt’s previous writing credits include Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine, and the next Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. His work on Toy Story 3 received an Oscar nomination, and he won one for Little Miss Sunshine.

The Episode VII release information came as part of last week’s surprise announcement that Disney had acquired Lucasfilm. Rumours have of course been swirling ever since, about who might be in the next Star Wars movie and what story it might tell. The Vulture report cites earlier reports from Entertainment Weekly that Harrison Ford is open to reprising his role as interstellar space stud Han Solo.

Star Wars: Episode VII May Have Found Its Writer [Vulture]


  • I don’t think Harrison Ford is open to playing Han Solo again as he has stated many times that he doesn’t wish to go back to it due to the character has no depth or range or something like that. Of course this could change given there is a new writer, maybe a new direction and enough money.

  • It will be typical Hollywood… about 16 different people will have had input by the time it shoots…then another 10 or so while shooting… then there will be WGA arbitration as to who gets story rights and script credits. (It is literally an audit of ‘pages written by who’ process, its fucked up).
    If you needed a consistent vision for Star Wars, you lost it the moment they made it an open process. Sure George completely messed up, but I point you too Prometheus as an example of too many cooks. If it was Just Ridley and just Lindelof it might not have had so many little holes and unexplained/unexplored dangling threads. It had more than the 4 credited writers… many more.

    That said, I still have hope. A fresh hope… a new hope, I could say, for Star Wars

  • If it’s anything like the first movie, they won’t even need to cast actors, just cardboard cutouts and fill the rest in with CGI.

  • I really hope they’re just adapting something like Dark Empire rather than wiping away all the EU material (Force Unleashed excluded)

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