The Mandalorian changes speculation surrounding the future Star Wars films written and produced by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Back in February, fans learned that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be the creative masterminds behind a series of future Star Wars films. What their series of films will be about remains a mystery, but one particularly compelling theory was that the story would focus on Mandalore.
Many fans have long clamored to see Mandalore explored on the big screen. The Game of Thrones showrunners seemed like a perfect fit to tell the story of warring Mandalorian clans.
As already shown in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, the houses of Mandalore all have unique identities and share complex alliances and rivalries, relationships that go back many years.
Given the premise and more importantly the brilliant execution of Game of Thrones, Benioff and Weiss would be well suited to telling the story of these clans wrestling for control of Mandalore. It could have all the political intrigue, world-building, character development, and epic battles that make Game of Thrones such a masterpiece. If you thought the Battle of Blackwater was cool, just imagine what a battle between warriors from different Mandalorian factions would look like.
It was a promising theory, but news of Jon Favreau’s live-action television series The Mandalorian means the films of Benioff and Weiss are likely headed in another direction. Focusing on a lone Mandalorian gunslinger, Favreau’s series looks to largely be a deep dive into their unique culture and world. It’s an ambitious, yet thrilling concept for the first live-action Star Wars television show.
Considering these factors, it’s highly unlikely that Benioff and Weiss would also focus their films on Mandalore. The Star Wars galaxy is vast with unlimited potential. It would feel constricting to make Mandalore the focal point of Favreau’s series and also for a series of films that releases a few years down the line. There’s a wealth of planets, characters, and stories to be told and Lucasfilm needs to take advantage of that diversity in content, especially after the Skywalker saga ends with Episode IX.
The theory isn’t completely off the table, but it seems rather unlikely with confirmation of The Mandalorian. Fans will need to find new rumors to latch onto where the series written and produced by Benioff and Weiss is concerned.
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