Star Wars Episode VII rumours and speculation continue to run rampant across the internet with comments from the cast of the original trilogy, to story and director speculation, to pondering the fate of the Clone Wars animated series.The latest news to rear up is concerning a possible screenwriter for Episode VII with claims that Michael Arndt has turned in a substantial treatment regarding the franchise that covers the next three films all to be released prior to 2020.
Arndt has a number of writing credits to his name including ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, ‘Toy Story 3’, and ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’. Not much sci/fi-fantasy in the mix though definitely some well written films.
To add more speculation to the Star Wars rumour mill the treatment is supposedly being shopped around to possible directors including Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg, and JJ Abrams.
With so little confirmation regarding any of this speculation what is interesting with this one is Michael Arndt’s love of Star Wars. Arndt happens to lecture on the art of storytelling and includes in depth discussions on the ending of the original Star Wars as being creatively entirely satisfying. Arndt’s credits this to the way in which George Lucas’s script resolves its protagonists goals so closely together (almost simultaneously) at the dramatic finale of the film, closely following the moment of greatest despair.
Lecture’s aside however we are still without any formal comment from Disney or Lucasfilm so we continue to wait on those much sought after details on the new Star Wars trilogy.