BREAKING: New STAR WARS Film Series Coming From GAME OF THRONES Creators!
It’s been known for a few months now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was going to be the architect for an all new trilogy of films set in that galaxy far, far away. But now we’ve learned that he won’t be the only one forging a new path in the big sandbox that George Lucas created 40 years ago.
The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that Lucasfilm has hired David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to create another new series of Star Wars films!
If those names sound familiar, well, they should. These are the men responsible for bringing George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels to life in the form of a little series on HBO called Game of Thrones. They created the TV series and have been overseeing it since its inception, even taking it past the point where Martin has left off in his book series.
Here’s part of a statement on this high-profile hiring from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy:
“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 responded with their own joint statement about what it means to be making a new Star Wars film series:
“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.”
As of now, it’s totally unknown what kind of story they intend to tell. All we know is that it won’t tie into Johnson’s trilogy, and it will not be part of the Skywalker saga.
Let the speculation begin about what kind of Star Wars story they plan on telling! Here’s hoping they’re as breathtakingly successful with the universe George Lucas created as they’ve been with the one George R.R. Martin came up with.
Something notable in all of this is how they’ve apparently been hired to create on a film series. Not just a standalone story, and not a trilogy. A series. Hmmmmm….
Lots to think about!
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3 thoughts on “BREAKING: New STAR WARS Film Series Coming From GAME OF THRONES Creators!”
While its very likely that Disney is planning on creating two seperate trilogies with these guys and Ryan Johnson, this still does raise the question if their intention isn’t to actually disregard Johnson’s project in favor of this one.
I think they would be great at developing a knights of the old republic story, I say this as it goes before everything else and allows them not to follow the Disney-fication of the Star Wars universe which Rian Johnson has so keenly latched on to. Also if anything could be GOT in the SW universe it would be this.
One thing i do kind of worry about it though is the quote from Kennedy when I think about it, “David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today.” The one caveat i would have here is they are great when they have a great story to work from and great source material, i think most people would agree that since the TV series has surpassed the books there has been a dip in overall quality. Can D.B and Dan create on their own, this may be harsh as I don’t need or expect the complexities from a SW story that GOT has.
Very fair questions and concerns. I share them. Though I don’t share the opinion that the show has dipped since surpassing the books. But I know you’re not alone there. If anything, I’m probably in the minority.