There’s been an awful lot of Star Wars movies news recently, but this one might be the most interesting bit of information I’ve heard in a while regarding the future of these movies.
So, Game of Thrones creators Benioff & D.B. Weiss were all set to helm a new trilogy of Star Wars movies which would kickstart a new era post the Skywalker saga.
The first film in this new trilogy was set to be released in 2022, yet it now looks like that’s not happening any more. However, it could pave the way for Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy, which I’m all for.
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss basically blamed their historic deal with Netflix as the reason they’ve decided to step back from the Star Wars project.
“We love Star Wars,” the pair said in a statement to Deadline.
“When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss out, Rian Johnson in?
To be honest, this isn’t a huge blow for Disney and Star Wars fans, and I think that we’ve all dodged a bullet given how poor season 8 of Game of Thrones was.
We already have the Kevin Feige Star Wars movie, which is rumoured to feature Ahsoka Tano (a role which Brie Larson is being eyed for), The Mandalorian is also coming out soon, there’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi series which will see Ewan McGregor return as the Jedi Master, and then there’s Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy which could now become Lucasfilm’s main focal point for the future of the Star Wars saga.
I really do believe that Benioff and Weiss leaving is a blessing in disguise, since they’ve shown themselves to be rather ill-suited to coming up with stories from scratch.
Hopefully, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy will double down on this good bit of fortune and get Johnson working on his Star Wars trilogy as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is set to hit UK cinemas on December 19th, 2019. Have you bought your tickets yet?
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