The creators of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will write and produce a new Star Wars series of films!
We’re about to get a whole lot more Star Wars than originally expected. On top of the final installment of the Sequel Trilogy, the standalone films after Solo, and Rian Johnson’s upcoming trilogy, there’s yet another series of big screen adventures in the galaxy far, far away coming from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Announced to StarWars.com, Benioff and Weiss will write and produce the new series of films, which will be separate from the main saga and Johnson’s trilogy. As expected, the announcement didn’t name any directors for the upcoming films. With Benioff and Weiss’ ongoing work on the final season of Game of Thrones on HBO, it may very well be early days for these new Star Wars movies.
It’s also important to note that Lucasfilm didn’t say “trilogy” in this case, meaning that there’s no set length for Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars project. This is certainly a first for the franchise, which has so far preferred trilogies and standalones. This may very well turn out to be a trilogy, but it’s just interesting that that wording wasn’t used here.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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.”
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “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.”
No release dates were revealed for Benioff and Weiss movies. With very no new Star Wars movies announced beyond this year’s Solo and 2019’s Episode IX, expect to hear some new on the upcoming slate from Lucasfilm relatively soon.