While I would argue that Solo: A Star Wars Story is one of the weaker Star Wars films to hit since Disney took the reins from franchise creator George Lucas, there was an unmistakable feeling I had when watching it. It felt to me like a classic, unbridled, adventure story, and on more than one occasion while watching, I got the distinct impression that I was watching something that was more in the spirit of Indiana Jones than Star Wars.
Of course, this makes sense since Lawrence Kasdan was the screenwriter behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, and was also one of the co-writers on Solo, but that doesn’t mean they’d necessarily be going back to him for the upcoming fifth entry in the franchise. Instead, Collider reports that Kasdan’s son and Solo co-writer Jon Kasdan has locked down the writing gig for Indiana Jones 5, replacing David Koepp.
This is obviously huge news and shows that, despite the awful box-office haul for Solo, Disney was relatively happy with the work done by the younger Kasdan — or at the very least they enjoyed working with him. Additionally, it shows that they have decided to turn things around a bit, as Koepp’s work apparently wasn’t up to snuff. The big question we don’t have an answer to is whether or not Kasdan is rewriting Koepp’s drafts or starting from scratch. We’ll have to wait and see.
Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will both be returning to this franchise’s fifth entry to direct and star, respectively.
How do you feel about Kasdan the younger joining Indy 5? Sound off down below!
Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.