He is currently writing the Han Solo “A Star Wars Story” spin-off movie, but isn’t involved in “Rogue one” or either of the two future episodes in the “Star Wars” saga. He discussed all the future projects from the “Star Wars” universe with the news outlet, where he revealed that fans should expect the next two instalments in the saga to be quite different to any of the other movies:
“These movies will all be so different. [Episode VIII director] Rian Johnson is a friend of mine – he’s going to make some weird thing. If you’ve seen Rian’s work, you know it’s not going be like anything that’s ever been in ‘Star Wars’. You couldn’t have three more different people than J.J., Rian and [Episode IX director] Colin [Trevorrow]. Those movies will have the ‘Star Wars’ saga as their basis, but everything else will be different. Then Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going to make the Han Solo film and I can’t guess what that will be like – and I’m writing it.”
Disney streamlined all canon when they bought “Star Wars” back in 2012, with clear guidelines on what is classed as canon from all the various media, books, comics, TV shows and video games. Despite that Kasdan himself says he really doesn’t follow canon at all despite writing several of the movies. He went onto say that the tone of the movies should always remain a little goofy:
“And with the canon – everyone refers to the canon, but it has zero meaning to me. I don’t know what the canon is. I cannot get that straight. […] I’ve written four “Star Wars” movies now, and I don’t know what the canon is.
The thing I always loved about ‘Star Wars’ – and George had this when he made ‘A New Hope’ and J.J. can hook into this very strongly – is that it’s goofy, you know? There are big issues and there’s some philosophy, but it’s basically goofy. And I think ‘The Force Awakens’ is goofy – in the best way. Wherever there’s a question: Could that happen? Well, why not?”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on December 18th and stars: Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow and Mark Hamill.