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The showrunners behind ‘Sport of Thrones’ have signed on to put in writing some ‘Star Wars’ motion pictures

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the writers who turned George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels right into a tv phenomenon, might be writing and produci...

 

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the writers who turned George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels right into a tv phenomenon, might be writing and producing a brand new collection of Star Wars movies.

We’re beginning a obscure sense of Disney and Lucasfilm’s plans for the Star Wars franchise after the discharge of the Episode IX subsequent yr — they already introduced that Final Jedi director Rian Johnson might be making a brand new trilogy of movies.

At the moment’s announcement emphasizes that the Benioff-Weiss movies might be separate from Johnson’s work and from “the episodic Skywalker saga.” It additionally features a assertion from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, who mentioned Benioff and Weiss will “break new floor and boldly push Star Wars in methods I discover extremely thrilling.”

So: Tons extra Star Wars motion pictures (no shock), however not essentially tied to the characters created by George Lucas, or those launched in The Pressure Awakens.

Benioff and Weiss nonetheless must wrap up the ultimate season of Sport of Thrones — not solely are they the showrunners, however they write a lot of the episodes and have mentioned they’re going to direct the collection finale. After that, nevertheless, they received’t be concerned in HBO’sspinoffs, and the standing of their controversial alternate historical past collection stays unclear, so it’s doable that Star Wars could have their undivided consideration.

“In the summertime of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, distant, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss mentioned in an announcement. “We’re honored by the chance, somewhat terrified by the duty, and so excited to get began as quickly as the ultimate season of Sport of Thrones is full.”

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