Disney Already Has Treatments for the Next Three Star Wars Movies (Updated)

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Jar Jar BinksUpdate:

StarWars.com reports that Arndt has, indeed, won the job of writing “Star Wars: Episode 7″.

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Man, Disney don’t mess around. Even before they officially acquired “Star Wars” and the rest of Lucasfilm’s properties from George Lucas, Disney had already commissioned a writer to bang out treatments for the three movies they plan to release, starting in 2015 with “Episode 7″. That’s according to the latest Interwebs reporting on everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise, though no one in any official capacity has come forward to confirm or deny.

The man for the job was apparently Michael Arndt, who has quite an eclectic resume. Word is, Arndt is already onboard, having written a treatment for the next three “Star Wars” movies, and is now in line to write the script for “Episode 7″.

(Treatments, for those who don’t know, is the whole movie plotted out in prose form, sort of like a short story.)

If true, Arndt certainly has the resume to pull off something like “Star Wars”. Although he started his career in 2006 with the indie drama “Little Miss Sunshine” (for which he won a “Best Original Screenplay” Oscar), he’s since expanded to writing “Toy Story 3″, the Tom Cruise sci-fi epic “Oblivion”, and the upcoming “Hunger Games” sequel, “Catching Fire”.

It never hurts to have an Oscar winner writing your screenplay. God knows George Lucas could have used one for the last three “Star Wars” movies…

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Via : Deadline

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  • Danmillion99

    Please don’t post images of Jar Jar with your articles… it is disturbing. (O_O)

    • Lexavi80

      LMO!!!!!

      True! I was almost expecting “And the new writer have his eye on the fate of Jar Jar…”

  • schnydz

    A promising direction. Thank you Disney.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Andrew STanton for director!!! John Carter wasn’t a failure because of him, but because of the legacy the books and subsequently the films it inspired, including Star Wars, has created in the sci-fi genre. Visually the man can put a SW together that may be a cross between the visuals of the new trilogy and the story and heart of the original tirlogy

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Dedpool I will shoot you!
    I hope they just let Jar-Jar go, he never existed. Shhhh!

    • Lexavi80

      Why would you want to shoot Dedpool? The guy’s always on the money.

      Jar-Jar won’t happen again.

      • Danmillion99

        I hope you’re right about Jar Jar, I really do. Because after just one viewing of the phantom menace that thing managed to wipe out my entire crew in less than 24 hours, and if Jar Jar gets into the next star wars films then there will be no telling just how many more poor innocent children will be exposed to that ugly abomination and disturbed for life, do you understand?

      • Red Rowz

        And if you shoot Deadpool, he’ll just heal again anyway…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I didn’t say anything about Jar-Jar man. I’m with you, I hate that thing!

  • Marketerwebb

    Dead Pool J ar Jar ??? Im confused lol