Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have officially exited their planned Star Wars trilogy.
On the heels of the brand new trailer for The Mandalorian, Star Wars fans have to brace themselves for what could be good or bad news. Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have exited their planned Star Wars trilogy, which was rumored to be based on Knights of the Old Republic. The reason for the exit seems to stem from their lack of time and not talent as the Game of Thrones writers just signed an historic deal with Netflix.
In an official statement the Game of Thrones showrunners maintain their love for Star Wars and their excitement for the future of the franchise:
“We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”
Star Wars mastermind Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about the Game of Thrones showrunners exit:
David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers,. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.
While it seems that Kathleen Kennedy would be willing to have the Game of Thrones duo return at some point in the future, Benioff and Weiss stress that they probably won’t have the time.
There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects, so we are regretfully stepping away.”
What do you think of the Game of Thrones duo exiting their planned Star Wars trilogy? Are you disappointed or happy with the news? Sound off in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 19, 2019. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Game of Thrones and the future of the Star Wars franchise.