Abrams on why Arndt is off Episode VII (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Thursday, November 07, 2013
Source: Collider.com

We got the news a week or so ago that JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan were now solely working on the Star Wars: Episode VII. Michael Arndt had relinquished writing duties to the director and the writer of Episode VIII. During a recent conference call, to promote Abrams new produced series Almost Human, he addressed the change. Abrams said that the demands of the schedule necessitated bringing in the old pro and here are his thoughts on working with Arndt. 

“Working with Michael was a wonderful experience and I couldn’t be a bigger fan of his or adore him more, He’s a wonderful guy and was incredibly helpful in the process.  And working with Lawrence Kasdan, especially on a Star Wars movie, is unbeatable.  It became clear that given the time frame and given the process and the way the thing was going that working with Larry, in this way, was going to get us where we need to be and when we needed to be.  That doesn’t preclude working with Michael again in the future, at all.  I couldn’t say enough good things about him.  He’s one of the smartest guys, and one of the best writers around.”

Well now we know. Do you think Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and Disney can bring Episode VII in by the end of 2015?

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