Lawrence Kasdan is stepping away from Star Wars. The screenwriting legend scripted The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. Then he went on to work on the Han Solo anthology film with this son Jon. Now he’s saying enough is enough already and boy, has he earned it.
I don’t know if this is good news but it doesn’t sound like Lawrence Kasdan took the gig to write the screenplay for the Han Solo anthology film, according to THR:
He added that he had little interest in being involved in the Solo movie, but that his family was so excited about the idea for him, he agreed to co-write the screenplay with his son Jon Kasdan.
Hopefully the opportunity to please his family and work with his son still means Lawrence Kasdan brought his A-game to the gig.
I have now made four Star Wars movies. That’s more than enough.
The man has more than done his part to contribute to the galaxy we all love so much. We’re lucky we have the films we do. Now, I just hope those rumors he’s agreed to take a pass on the Indiana Jones story and be a consultant are true! (Now we’re just getting greedy, though.)