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Benioff and Weiss to Create Series of Star Wars Movies

Posted: April 21st, 2018, 1:59 pm
by Master Magnus
This went COMPLETELY below my radar... The creators of the television version of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are to write and produce a series of Star Wars movies separate from the Saga movies and the trilogy that Rian Johnson is going to create.

Lucasfilm's press release on the Official Site:

[quote="StarWars.com]Game of Thrones Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce a New Series of Star Wars Films

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.

It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

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.”

No release dates have been set for the new films, and there have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.
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Source: StarWars.com

So, what will this trilogy be about? The early days of the Republic? Palpatine's youth? Snoke's bathroom routines?

Re: Benioff and Weiss to Create Series of Star Wars Movies

Posted: April 21st, 2018, 5:12 pm
by thepepgal
Yeah it wasn't a big announcement and overshadowed by the fact Benioff and Weiss are also creating five new pilots for Game of Thrones spin offs.

Makes me wonder with so much on their plate, how much time will they have to develop this SW project.

Re: Benioff and Weiss to Create Series of Star Wars Movies

Posted: May 20th, 2018, 10:58 pm
by Master Shrive
Wow, they're going to be busy that's for sure. But if they can keep the quality bar at a decent level I'll be very happy. There's a lot coming up to watch.