“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff along with D.B. Weiss are pivoting coming from dragonglass to lightsabers.
Benioff along with Weiss are going to write along with produce a brand-new series of “Star Wars” films, Disney along with Lucasfilm announced Tuesday.
The films will be separate coming from the current Skywalker saga along with another “Star Wars” trilogy in development in which’s helmed by “Last Jedi” director, Rian Johnson.
“David along with Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story along with richness of mythology will break brand-new ground along with boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
Benioff along with Weiss are responsible for creating one of the most common series inside the history of HBO, if not all of television with “Game of Thrones.” The series, which is usually based on the books by George R.R. Martin, has built a global fan base along with won multiple Emmys.
The series, which stars Emilia Clarke along with Kit Harington, airs its final season next year. Once the two show runners leave the earth of Westeros, they will be taking on one of the biggest blockbuster brands in film history.
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“inside the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, along with we’ve been dreaming of in which ever since,” Benioff along with Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, along with so excited to get began as soon as the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is usually complete.”
Lucasfilm along with Disney did not give Discharge dates for the brand-new films nevertheless joked in which there “have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.”
The latest film inside the “Star Wars” saga, “The Last Jedi” has made more than $1.3 billion at the global box office since opening in December. The next film inside the franchise, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which tells the origin story of the young Han Solo, opens in May.
The news led some online to question if Benioff along with Weiss’ involvement inside the brand-new “Star Wars” films would certainly interfere the creators’ newly announced HBO series, “Confederate.”
The alt-history series, which takes place in a reality where the Confederacy won the American Civil War, was announced in July along with immediately stirred controversy.
sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published February 6, 2018: 4:42 PM ET