Outside of Star Wars, Kinberg is known for writing such films as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes and its sequel, and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Involvement in upcoming projects
On November 20, 2012, The Hollywood Reporter reported Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan, the latter of whom wrote Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, would be the writers and producers of Star Wars Episode VIII and Star Wars Episode IX. However, on November 28, The Hollywood Reporter said that while the two would be working on Star Wars projects in the future, those projects were not necessarily the latter two sequel trilogy films. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed on February 5, 2013 that Kasdan and Kinberg would each be writing spinoff films.
Star Wars Rebels
On May 20, 2013, Lucasfilm announced production on Star Wars Rebels, an animated series set between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It was further announced that Kinberg would be one of the executive producers, and that he would be writing the series premiere. The series premiere is set to air on the Disney Channel in fall 2014, with a full series following it on Disney XD.
Notes and references
- ↑ Sources: Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg Lock Deals to Write and Produce 'Star Wars' Installments on The HollyWood Reporter
- ↑ Star Wars: How Writers Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg Will Expand the Galaxy on The HollyWood Reporter
- ↑ Here's Everything We Know About The 'Star Wars' Spinoff Films on Business Insider
- ↑ NEW ANIMATED SERIES STAR WARS REBELS COMING FALL 2014 on StarWars.com