Some big “Star Wars” news has dropped tonight, as Deadline has the exclusive report that “Game of Thrones” show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ will no longer be developing their series of “Star Wars” movies.
The reason given is that with their new Netflix deal, they simply can’t fit their planned “Star Wars” films into their busy schedules. Here are the statements given to Deadline from Benioff & Wiess and Kathleen Kennedy on their departure:
“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 and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers,. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.”
Being the big “Game of Thrones” fan that I am, I was looking forward to seeing what Benioff & Wiess would do in the “Star Wars” universe, but now with them leaving, the big question is, who’s film is going to take that 2022 release between Kevin Feige and Rian Johnson’s projects?
It’s going to be very interesting to see what develops after “The Rise of Skywalker” releases, and the attention starts to focusing on the next film.