Within hours of the Disney’s big news, many offered their opinions on who should direct the first new Star Wars movie—which kinda ignored the rather significant contributions of the film’s screenwriter. This writer would have to understand and appreciate the myriad dynamics and complexities of the SW universe—in short, be a fan. It seems that Disney may have found that person, with their recent announcement that Michael Arndt, the writer of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 (for which he earned an Oscar nom), had already completed a detailed treatment of the next trilogy. The good news: Arndt, who obviously knows how to write with wit and warmth, is also a True Believer.
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