Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to begin work on Star Wars trilogy after the final season of the HBO series.
The brains behind the hugely successful HBO series Game of Thrones, have made it known that come to the end of the series, they are to begin work on a Star Wars movie trilogy. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss made it known while discussing the epic finale of the Game of Thrones series.
Initially reported back in February that they would be moving over to a Galaxy Far, Far, Away after finishing with The Wall, not a huge amount of detail about what they had planned has been told. All that was made known when it was first announced, was that it would be a trilogy, it would be separate from the Skywalker saga and would end alongside the up-and-coming Star Wars: Episode IX. It would also not coincide with the Rian Johnson trilogy that is to take place after Star Wars: Episode IX.
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Apart from explaining that they would begin writing the trilogy after Game of Thrones, they didn’t give much detail away about what they have planned.
What they did reveal was that they had been learning secrets about the franchise, that many of us would love to get our hands on.
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"“They’ve given us a lot of hints about how to lock things down, things we never would have thought of or didn’t know were possible.”"
The announcement by the two Game of Thrones showrunners comes at a rather confusing time for fans. Disney has been on a bit of a culling spree recently when it comes to future Star Wars movies. Recently making it known that the Boba Fett standalone movie is pretty much dead. While other standalone movies have been postponed as well.
Rumors have circulated that Rian Johnson won’t be involved in the next Star Wars trilogy as well, something he has denied. Considering Disney appears to be putting a stop to everything Star Wars related except The Mandolrian TV series, and the Rian Johnson trilogy, it’s a wonder that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss didn’t come out to say they too has been dropped, or at best, postponed.
We won’t be finding anything specifically about their trilogy until at least 2019, once the final series of Game of Thrones has aired, and probably then I wouldn’t expect much until after Episode IX.