But on the bright side Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote both Empire
. Kasdan has proven he knows how to help write some great or downright amazing Star Wars screenplays....let's just hope he hasn't gotten as rusty between Star Wars gigs when it comes to writing as Lucas did when it came to directing.
The twenty-plus year gap between the original film and The Phantom Menace
really showed a decline in the man's directing skills and instincts.