The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan has discussed how he is done with Star Wars movies after his experience on Solo: A Star Wars Story.
In a discussion at Austin Film Fest (via SYFY Wire), Kasdan explained how Lucasfilm sent a messenger to hand-deliver a script about a project that he never looked up, but never took for granted how lucky he was to be sent a Star Wars script.
“I never saw this poor messenger they sent,” Kasdan told the crowd. “I said, ‘I can’t take it.’ I didn’t want to sit down and read someone else’s Star Wars movie. I’m just not interested in Star Wars.”
“Don’t think for a second I don’t know how lucky I am that they’re sending a Star Wars script to my door and I can say, ‘No, I won’t accept it,’ Kasdan continued. “You have to be in a very privileged situation to do that, and I don’t ever take that for granted.”
Kasdan has contributed to the scripts of four Star Wars films including The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. However, it sounds like he’s now ready to walk away from the space opera and work on other upcoming projects.