In a press release, the studio announced Benioff and Weiss will write and produce the currently-untitled series. It will be separate from both the Skywalker saga and Johnson’s new trilogy. No release dates have been set. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy expressed her excitement for the collaboration:
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today. 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.”
This was destiny. Oh, the most popular television series for nerds and the most popular movie franchise for nerds are now joining forces. As it was written.
A few months ago it was reported that the director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, was getting the keys to his own Star Wars trilogy and now the Game of Thrones guys are getting the bag as well. We are a few years away from being waterboarded with amazing Star Wars movies and in the meantime, all we have to do is sit through that Han Solo origin film that no one asked for where the main actor seemingly doesn’t understand how to like, speak properly.
This Game of Thrones Star Wars mashup is genius. Give all of the best fantasy and sci-fi minds their own Star Wars franchise and let them cook. Crazy how when studios let creative people create with studio interference, good movies are made. Crazy.
Also, it was reported that these Game of Thrones guys were working on a new HBO series where the South won the Civil War and black people lost sooo yea, let’s give them a Star Wars series instead so that they aren’t making white supremacist fan faction.
I will see you an opening night for whatever movie this ends up being.
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