Following yesterday’s report that claimed Michael Arndt had provided an extensive treatment for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, comes official word not only of Arndt’s involvement, but of the fact that he will be providing the full screenplay for the highly anticipated 2015 release.
Arndt, who also wrote Little Miss Sunshine (winning him an Academy Award) and the upcoming Oblivion and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is a noted fan of George Lucas’s seminal film series and has publicly lectured about their merits.
Still not confirmed, however, is the rumor that Arndt’s treatment includes the characters of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. That being said, recent news suggests that, if the rumor does pan out, it’s very likely that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will return to their respective roles.
Star Wars: Episode VII will see a release in 2015. Check back for more details as they become available.
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