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Game of Thrones Creators Exit Planned Star Wars Trilogy

October 30, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will not create a new Star Wars trilogy as originally planned, at least right now. Deadline reports that Weiss and Benioff have stepped away from their plans to work with Lucasfilm on the trilogy, with the two stating that their schedule is full.

“We love Star Wars,” the two writers told the site. “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 … 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.”

The two were announced as heading up a new trilogy in February of last year. Disney and Lucasfilm had their first film teed up as the first to hit theaters after The Rise of Skywalker closes out the Skywalker saga in December, with a 2022 release planned. Disney will not be short of Star Wars projects though, with The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan coming to Disney+ along with a new season of The Clone Wars, and films from Rian Johnson and Kevin Feige.

Kethleen Kennedy suggested that Benioff and Weiss may come back to the franchise when they get time, saying, “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.”