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[NEWS] 'Game of Thrones' creators not making new Star Wars trilogy [message #388155] Tue, 29 October 2019 00:45
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May the Force help us if the lazy talentless hack JarJar Abrams is
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From Variety.com ...


'Star Wars': 'Game of Thrones' Creators
No Longer Attached to Oversee Trilogy
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"Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will
no longer write or produce a trilogy of "Star Wars" movies,
Variety has confirmed.

The pair attributed the departure to their upcoming Netflix
projects.

"We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us
too," they said in a statement. "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. But 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."

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy remarked, "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."

The deal was announced back in February 2018. The new series
would have been separate from the main episodic Skywalker
saga that started with "Star Wars: A New Hope" and is slated
to wrap up with 2019's "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker." It
would also have existed independently from a Rian
Johnson-helmed series that was announced last year.

The first movie of the series was scheduled for a Dec. 16,
2022 release in May. Two more "Star Wars" films would have
come out in 2024 and 2026. It is unclear whether those
releases will remain unchanged.

Weiss and Benioff's pact with Netflix came after an intense
bidding war between the streamer, Amazon, and Disney. Little
regarding the pair's upcoming projects has been reported.

The pair's exit from "Star Wars" comes two days after they
participated in a moderated discussion of their creative
strategy on "Game of Thrones" at the Austin Film Festival,
which was subject to scrutiny in film and television circles
online after an attendee live-tweeted the talk. The final
season of "Game of Thrones," shortened to just six episodes,
received a decidedly mixed critical reception compared to the
previous seven seasons.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news of the pair's
departure from Star Wars.


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