Game of Thrones creators step away from Star Wars movies

Game of Thrones creators step away from Star Wars movies

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of the long running series, Game of Thrones, are no longer working on Star Wars films.

The writing duo were working with Disney/Lucasfilm to create a brand new Star Wars trilogy set to debut in 2022. The films were three of seven reportedly in development. That number drops to four now, unless Lucasfilm employ someone else to continue the work of Benioff and Weiss.

Famous for adapting George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones for television, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are prioritising the small screen. The pair have recently signed a new contract with Netflix and cite this as the reason they are stepping away from working on Star Wars films.

Unable to manage their commitment to Netflix and do justice to creating the next step in the Star Wars franchise, Benioff and Weiss have chosen to focus on the former for now. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy hasn’t ruled the pair returning at a later date.

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In an article by Deadline, who broke the story, Kennedy says, “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars“.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director, Ryan Johnson is currently developing a seperate trilogy whilst Marvel’s Kevin Feige is working on a standalone story.

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