Tuesday, February 6, 2018

David Benioff & D.B. Weiss to Write & Produce New STAR WARS Trilogy

The Force is coming.  May Winter be with you.

The official Star Wars site has announced that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new trilogy of Star Wars films.  They will begin working on the new trilogy following the completion of Game of Thrones' eighth and final season.

According to the announcement, these new films will be separate from both the 9-film Skywalker saga and the new Star Wars trilogy announced last November, which will 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," remarked Benioff and Weiss 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 given for Benioff and Weiss' trilogy.  The next Star Wars film will be Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released on May 25, 2018, followed by J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode IX on December 20, 2019.

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