Game of Thrones creators sense disturbance in force, jump ship to create new series of Star Wars films


David Benioff and D.B. Weiss: Wookies > Dragons, any day

One of the biggest hopes with Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars properties was that the cinematic universe would expand. No longer would we wait 20 or more years for the next iteration of films, and so far, this has proven true. And friends, it’s about to get a whole lot truer. True-ish? Let’s just say, you won’t be disappointed to hear that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators and show-runners of HBO’s mega-smash Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

Why is this a big deal, other than pulling in the team behind TV’s biggest hit? Well, these movies will be independent of not only director Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy, but also of the Skywalker saga. Also, no Porgs, it’s safe to say.

No additional information, including release dates, has been provided at this time.

Game of Thrones Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce a New Series of Star Wars Films [Star Wars]