Whoa. Over a 12 months in the past, it was introduced that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss would accomplice with Disney on a brand new trilogy of Star Wars movies, however now it seems that the duo will not be visiting a galaxy far, distant. According to Deadline, Benioff and Weiss have “walked away” from their deal to supply the films, the primary of which was as a result of land in theaters in 2022.
What may trigger the 2 to stroll away from such an illustrious gig? In a press release, Benioff and Weiss pointed to their general improvement cope with Netflix:
There are solely so many hours within the day, and we felt we couldn’t do justice to each Star Wars and our Netflix initiatives. So we’re regretfully stepping away.
Again, whoa. When it was introduced that Benioff and Weiss signed a $200 million deal at Netflix, the query turned simply how the duo would handle to jot down, produce and direct motion pictures and exhibits for the streaming big whereas additionally cranking out a brand new Star Wars trilogy for Disney. And now it appears now we have our reply: they received’t. “We love Star Wars,” the pair mentioned. “When George Lucas constructed it, he constructed us too. Getting to speak about Star Wars with him and the present Star Wars crew was the joys of a lifetime, and we’ll at all times be indebted to the saga that modified every part.”
That feeling seems to be mutual; Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy advised Deadline this transfer doesn’t imply we received’t see Benioff and Weiss working for Disney someday sooner or later, “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers,” she mentioned. “We hope to incorporate them within the journey ahead when they’re able to step away from their busy schedule to deal with Star Wars.”
Scheduling conflicts are frequent sufficient in Hollywood, however now we have to surprise if the comparatively poor field workplace returns for Solo, plus the much-criticized remaining season of Game of Thrones, impressed Disney to rethink its Star Wars technique going ahead. For that matter, individuals have been questioning about the way forward for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy, too, though it appears to have stabilized for the second.
So the way forward for Star Wars on the large display after The Rise of Skywalker appears unsure. Happily, its future on TV appears brilliant.
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