Game of Thrones creators to write and produce new Star Wars film series

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Feb 7, 2018
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  1. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the masterminds behind HBO’s popular Game of Thrones series, have been hired by Disney and Lucasfilm to write and produce a new Star Wars film series.

    The new movies are separate from the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently announced trilogy from Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson.

    Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said the two are some of the best storytellers working today. Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology, she added, will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in incredibly exciting ways.

    In a joint statement, Benioff and Weiss said that in the summer of 1977, they traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and they’ve been dreaming of it ever since. They are honored by the opportunity (and a little terrified by the responsibility) and excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.

    When asked why the pair weren’t doing a Star Wars series, Disney CEO Bob Iger said their interest was in creating Star Wars films. They didn’t express interest in a series, he added, noting that they are focused on a particular point in time in the Star Wars franchise.

    The next movie in the Star Wars universe, Solo: A Star Wars Story, hits theaters May 25. Release dates for the new films from Benioff and Weiss have not been set.

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  2. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Addict Posts: 198   +118

    The entire Star Wars series revolved around DARTH VADER.

    Once Darth Vader died, the entire series DIED.

    At this point, there are just cobbled together, heavily-marketed, poorly-scripted, liberal Hollywood disasters left in Hollywood's wake.

    The Episode I, II and III prequels only had two good parts: Darth Maul's fight against Obi and QuiGon, and the birth of Darth Vader. The other 99% was TRASH.

    Rogue One was a decent film, but the ending - with Darth Vader - got the entire film a grade increase.

    Kylo Ren is a joke. Not only won't he ever be as "strong as Darth Vader", he'll never be even half-way as interesting.

    I REFUSE to accept Christensen as Darth Vader.

    Darth Vader ain't Darth Vader till the helmet comes on.

    Episode VIII was ridiculous, incoherent trash.

    And now they wanna make more?

    Selling trash movies to kids is worse than selling them contraband.
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  3. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Evangelist Posts: 391   +342

    The horse is dying, but they'll keep on flogging.
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  4. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,753   +1,321

    I am not sure that these writers will make much difference. The success that JJ Abrams had in some places has not translated well to other ventures, IMO. So, it does not automatically follow that every successful writer will continue to be successful.
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  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,509   +1,055

    The thing is, the ones that made the complex story telling were not this 2 guys, was Martins. As soon as the books were over the story telling took the most stupid, obvious and fan service turn around ever in the history of tv shows. Sure it's still fun to watch but it's not the GoT I knew.
  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,132   +1,645

    "They didn’t express interest in a series, he added, noting that they are focused on a particular point in time in the Star Wars franchise."

    [crawl begins]
    It is a time of gratuitous nudity and violence..
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  7. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Evangelist Posts: 391   +342

    Gratuitous nudity is best nudity.
  8. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow TS Addict Posts: 216   +74

    It's going to take a nuclear war to put a stop to this Star Wars nonsense.

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