Lawrence Kasdan talks Star Wars spin-offs

There has been plenty of gossip surrounding Disney’s proposed Star Wars spin-offs over the last few weeks, with the latest word being that both Han Solo and Boba Fett will have their characters expanded in standalone outings.

Lawrence Kasdan is writing one of said spin-offs and has been talking about his approach to the project, and what we can expect from the next wave of Star Wars flicks.

“I'm trying to start fresh,” says Kasdan. “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 that it's all new.

“George [ Lucas ] brought me into this part of it," continued the writer with regards to his return to the series. "I think everyone's interested to see where this can go. It's been some very different places over 30 years. I think with J.J. [ Abrams ], we'll get something entirely new.”

We’ll find out for sure when Star Wars: Episode VII arrives in cinemas in 2015…

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