The Star Wars trilogy that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss departed from was set to explore how the Jedi came to be.
In a report from Variety exploring the departure of the Game of Thrones creators from the Star Wars trilogy, story details that Benioff and Weiss were set to explore were revealed. You can read the following down below, courtesy of Variety:
“Benioff and Weiss had ambitious plans to take the ‘Star Wars’ universe in a new direction, one that would exist apart from the Skywalker family saga that comprised the franchise’s centerpiece nine-film series. The ‘Star Wars’ period the pair was interested in exploring was how the Jedi came to exist. However, Lucasfilm executives and the creators begin to see their visions for the films diverge during meetings last summer.”
The Game of Thrones creators were announced to have joined the Star Wars franchise to develop a new trilogy of films back in February 2018. Benioff and Weiss previous stated that they were to begin working on the new trilogy after they finished work on the final season of Game of Thrones. Benioff and Weiss’ departure was announced on Monday evening, reportedly a mere few days after they made their exit known to Lucasfilm.
Benioff and Weiss aren’t the first filmmakers to have been let go from the Star Wars franchise under Kathleen Kennedy’s tenure as the President of Lucasfilm. Josh Trank, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and Colin Trevorrow were all dismissed from directing their respective films, much of which is due to “creative differences.”
Given Benioff and Weiss’ work on Game of Thrones, in which the duo explored the complex mythology of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books and the world of Westeros, the idea of having the two shepherd a new Star Wars trilogy centered on the formation of the Jedi Order makes sense in retrospect.
Ultimately, that vision will not come into fruition with their departure. Plus, it appears that Benioff and Weiss are ready to move on from working on massive franchises in favor of their new $250 million Netflix deal, given that another reason they departed from working on the Star Wars trilogy is due to “toxic fandom.” After all, the duo have dealt with backlash from fans disappointed in the final season of Game of Thrones, so it is unlikely the two are eager to work on a franchise with a fervent fanbase anytime soon.
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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 20, 2019.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe