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Empire Strikes Back Screenwriter to Return for Star Wars Episode 8 and 9?

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, November 21 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Empire Strikes Back Screenwriter to Return for Star Wars Episode 8 and 9?

Another week, another Star Wars rumor, another batch of sweet, sweet unique hits.


Ain't It Cool News, a website that hasn't had a redesign since Empire Strikes Back was in theaters, is reporting that Disney is looking to Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan to write two of the new Star Wars movies, announced a few weeks ago as part of an unholy union between Disney and Lucasfilm. Kasdan, of course, wrote The Empire Strikes Back, the Star Wars movie generally regarded as the least ruined by George Lucas. The pair would write Episodes 8 and 9, following Episode 7, which will be written by Michael Arndt.

Balancing out the exciting news of Kasdan, however, is Kinberg, who worked on X-Men 3: The Last Stand, a movie which can send fanboys into fits of nerd rage at the mere mention of its title. Widely regarded as the worst movie ever made, the film was successful at the box office. Kinberg did later return to produce X-Men: First Class, which fared better in the opinions of fanboys, and was also one of the writers of Sherlock Holmes. However, his list of awful, abysmal abortions of movies includes Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Fantastic Four, and Jumper.

In any case, fans should be excited to learn that Disney is at least trying to do something right for the new Star Wars movies, and The Outhouse will be excited to recieve their delicious unique hits, as we've gone almost a week and a half without a Star Wars rumor to feed our hit addiction.

We'll keep you updated as more rumors break, and, if no new rumors break, we'll make something up next week.


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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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