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The David Benioff/DB Weiss “Star Wars” trilogy will be separate from both the “Episode” Skywalker Saga (which envelopes Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" and J.J. Abrams' upcoming Episode IX) and the upcoming non-Skywalker “Star Wars” trilogy overseen by “Last Jedi” writer-director Rian Johnson.
There's no word about the longtime "Game of Thrones" showrunners directing, but if you've seen the amazing effects-heavy "Thrones" episodes these guys directed, hiring them to helm would be another no-brainer.
This is the most exciting news we've heard since Paramount hired "Alias" writer-director J.J. Abrams to produce and direct the 2009 "Star Trek" movie.
Lucasfilm announced no release dates for the Benioff/Weiss Star Wars movies, but the press release indicates the duo intends to get cracking on the project once they're completed the final season of "Thrones" set to hit HBO next year.
HBO is developing at least five "Thrones" spin-offs, but Benioff & Weiss are not involved in those.
No word on how this will affect the modern-day slavery series Benioff and Weiss are developing for HBO.
This news will shake the foundation of geeks worldwide! The Star Wars universe is ever expanding and this news has our minds and hearts all a flutter! David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.
“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,” Benioff and Weiss said 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.”
There have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.
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