And you thought they were just going to retire…
Lucasfilm announced today that Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will be heading to a “galaxy far far away” after wrapping everything up in Westeros. The pair are set to write and produce a BRAND NEW SERIES of Star Wars films!
Yep, you read that right!
The films (the number of films have not been revealed) will be completely separate from the current Skywalker saga and will have nothing to do with the Rian Johnson trilogy currently in development.
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, had this to say about the upcoming partnership:
David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today. Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.
Benioff and Weiss released a joint statement:
In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since. We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.
Though the series is separate from the Skywalker saga, I think that Benioff and Weiss will fit right in at Lucasfilm. The pair have dealt with kissing siblings, scary dads, and extremely powerful women!
May the Force Be With You, Benioff and Weiss! But finish Game of Thrones first…and make it GOOD!
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