The big news this week was that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had left their Star Wars trilogy. The Game of Thrones creators had been tasked with coming up with a new trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away but it seems as if Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm weren’t too impressed with the duo’s work on the last season of HBO’s biggest ever TV show.
The official line was that Benioff and Weiss were just too busy after they had accepted a lucrative deal with Netflix to develop a new show for the streaming service.
However, this sounds like a load of rubbish to me because they had accepted the Netflix gig after the Star Wars one, and I can’t help but think that Disney and Lucasfilm felt Benioff and Weiss were damaged goods.
It turns out that there Star Wars trilogy was going to focus on how the Jedi came to exit.
This comes from a report published by Variety, which is a pretty reputable source.
According to the outlet, their trilogy was going to “exist apart from the Skywalker family saga,” and focus on “exploring was how the Jedi came to exist.”
Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars trilogy was going to explore the Jedi
When they first pitched the idea, it sounded like everybody at Lucasfilm was very keen on the idea, but when they started to delve deeper into it, the Game of Thrones creators and executives at Lucasfilm started to have differing visions on where this story should go.
We reported earlier this week that Benioff and Weiss were actually fired from the project, and Variety’s article seems to back that claim up.
There were even reports that the Game of Thrones showrunners didn’t really have a clue what they wanted to do with their Star Wars trilogy.
In all honesty, I believe this is a huge step forward for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Benioff and Weiss were a poor choice for helm a new trilogy, and I’m hoping now that Lucasfilm will just move ahead with Rian Johnson’s trilogy.
That said, there are now rumblings that his future Star Wars films could also be in jeopardy. Fingers crossed that isn’t the case.
What do you think? Are you glad that Benioff and Weiss are off Star Wars, or were you interested in seeing what they could come up with? Let us know in the comments below.
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