Last week revered film writer Lawrence Kasdan received the 'First Icon Award' for 'Contributions to the Cinematic Arts' at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on May 22. After receiving the award, Kasdan answered some interesting questions about the Han Solo Anthology film and the Sequel Trilogy.
The 'First Icon Award' is accorded to artists who have showcased artistic excellence in film and inspired pre-eminence in film-making on a global scale. Undoubtedly Kasdan represents as a credible candidate for receiving the award. Kasdan's most famous contributions to the movie industry have included co-authorship of the The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi & The Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In his Q&A session after the award ceremony, Kasdan discussed his excitement for the Han Solo anthology film, disclosed the release date for the film and also announced the month and year in which production for the new Han Solo movie would commence.
Q: What can you tell us about the Han Solo project?
Q: Are you aware of the complete story arc of the new trilogy? Are you involved with that too?
Q: Did you think there would be a Star Wars Episode 9 when you were doing Episode 2/5?
His final remarks about the 'Star Wars' franchise centered around his appointment as co-writer in The Force Awakens.
Q: The Star Wars movies that you had your hands on seem to have more emotional depth and they really resonate. We’ve all watched them thousands of times and it seems like Han Solo really shines in the ones that you’ve got your hands on.Follow The Star Wars Underworld on Twitter @TheSWU for more updates about this story and other breaking Star Wars news.