|Star Wars Episode VIII|
|Produced by:||Kathleen Kennedy|
|Written by:||George Lucas story treatment|
|Distributed by:|| The Walt Disney Company|
|Preceded by:||Star Wars Episode VII|
|Followed by:||Star Wars Episode IX|
Unofficial reports claimed in November 2012 that Lawrence Kasdan—who originally wrote the screenplays for both Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi—and Simon Kinberg would divide writing responsibilities for Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX, and both would co-produce all three films of the upcoming sequel trilogy, alongside Kathleen Kennedy. In February 2013, Disney revealed that Kasdan and Kinberg were working on standalone films as well. During a concert with the Young Musician's Foundation Debut Orchestra on February 9, composer John Williams stated that he was hoping to get the chance to write the musical scores for the entire new trilogy. His involvement was made official when Star Wars Insider 144 stated he would score the "new Star Wars trilogy."