News just broke on Starwars.com that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan will be taking over screenwriting obligations for Star Wars: Episode VII, which were originally being handled by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3). Not to take anything away from Mr. Arndt, who’s apparently “done a terrific job” progressing the script to where it currently stands, but the unveiling of this mega duo is sure to add more excitement for Star Wars fans (optimistic and pessimistic) everywhere.
Kasdan is known for his previous writing endeavors on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, while Abrams has his own list of accolades that include the hit series Fringe and Lost, as well as films such as Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams was already set to direct the movie, but now with this pair at the helm of producing the script, the expectations for this film have doubtlessly been lifted. Can you feel the anticipation in your bones?