Jon Kasdan (born September 30, 1979) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He co-wrote Solo: A Star Wars Story with his father Lawrence Kasdan, and has a cameo in the film alongside first assistant director Toby Hefferman—as Tag and Bink, two characters that first appeared in the Star Wars comics published by Dark Horse Comics.[1]

In response to if the concept of the Cloud-Riders originated from the 1977 Star Wars Legends comic, Star Wars (1977) 9, or if it was just coincidental, Kasdan replied on Twitter that it was no coincidence, as when he, Christopher Miller, and Phil Lord settled on swoop bikes, they found the Star Wars Legends Cloud-Riders when browsing through Wookieepedia, and the name stuck.[2] During the development of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the writers and directors again researched Wookieepedia for spaceports on Corellia, where they found the name of "Coronet Spaceport" and decided to use it for the film.[3]

He has also been hired to work on the script for a fifth Indiana Jones film, taking over from David Koepp.[4]


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  1. Ramos, Dino-Ray: 'Star Wars': Ron Howard Teases Fan Favorite Characters For Han Solo Spinoff (2017-10-14). Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 7, 2020.
  2. TwitterLogo.svg Jon Kasdan (@jonkasdan) on Twitter: "Not a coincidence at all. In the earliest drafts of the script Enfys Marauders attacked the Conveyex on Bantha II skiffs. When Chris & Phil decided they wanted to do swoop bikes instead, we found the Cloud Riders on Wookieepedia, from above Marvel comic, and it STUCK." (screenshot)
  3. TwitterLogo.svg Jon Kasdan (@jonkasdan) on Twitter: "In honor of the digital release of #SoloAStarWarsStory & in lieu of a commentary, here are 53 random factoids & notes about the making & writing for anybody who's interested. If you haven't seen the movie yet... maybe watch it before reading? Anyway, enjoy the movie & #MTFBWY" (backup link)
  4. Lang, Brent: 'Indiana Jones 5' Will Miss 2020 Release Date (EXCLUSIVE) (2018-06-28). Variety. variety.com. Archived from the original on August 1, 2020.

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