In a huge out-of-left-field announcement, it sounds like Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.
Disney has announced that the pair of showrunners will write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies for Lucasfilm.
These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“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.”
This is one hell of an announcement from Lucasfilm and is another indication that we can expect to see Star Wars movies from now until infinity. So now, we have four potential areas from which we will be getting Star Wars films: the core saga, Rian Johnson, the anthology films, and finally, from the Game of Thrones dudes.
What do you think of this news? Are you happy to see Lucasfilm locking down such great storytelling talents like Benioff and Weiss, and do you expect them to actually direct one of these films, when all said and done? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Walt Disney