Game of Thrones showrunners will direct a new Star Wars trilogy

Game of Thrones showrunners will direct a new Star Wars trilogy

After ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, the next three Star Wars films will come from Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and D.B Weiss.

David Benioff and D.B Weiss (commonly referred to as D&D) are ditching the seven kingdoms in favour of a galaxy far, far away. It has been announced that following ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, the next trilogy from the franchise will not be Ryan Johnson’s, as many of us expected. Instead Benioff and Weiss will be writing and directing three new films scheduled to begin hitting cinemas in 2022.

The news comes in the midst of mixed reaction to the duo’s treatment of the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’, as many accuse the show of jumping the shark.

Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones Star Emilia Clarke has already featured in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’.

The backlash comes from many who don’t support the apparent sudden change in character from Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). In the penultimate episode of the show we see Dany going full Mad Queen on King’s Landing, slaughtering thousands of innocent civilians and razing the city to the ground in the process.

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D&D’s move to the Star Wars franchise isn’t news, the announcement had already been made. But, like me (as heard ranting in the most recent episode of The Unheard Nerd’s Jump the Shark Podcast – Ep12), most people believed that the next Star Wars trilogy would come from ‘The Last Jedi’ writer and director, Ryan Johnson.

There’s no further news on Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars films at this time. We’ll be all over it when there is.

Will Harrison

About the author | Will Harrison

Founder of The Unheard Nerd. A husband and father of two girls, Will is a fan of Nerdcore Hip-Hop, a comics fiend, a podcast host and champion of independent nerd culture. | Follow will on twitter: @TheUnheardNerd

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