Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Not Everyone Wants 'Game Of Thrones' Creators Spearheading 'Star Wars'

Not Everyone Wants 'Game Of Thrones' Creators Spearheading 'Star Wars'

The creators of the award-winning high fantasy series "Game of Thrones", Davide Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have been entrusted with developing a new series of films for another giant franchise, Star Wars.

"I can't wait for a graphic C-3PO/R2-D2 sex scene in a galaxy far, far away", joked one Twitter user, a reference to the frequent racy love scenes and nudity for which "Thrones" has become infamous.

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, was quoted in the report saying, "David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today".

Benioff and Weiss say they'll start working once the final season of "Game of Thrones" is done.

These ten directors should be just some of the few that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider for these new Star Wars films from Benioff and Weiss.

Little is known about what Benioff and Weiss plan to do with their Star Wars series, but Disney CEO Bob Iger said, "they are focused on a point in time in the Star Wars mythology and taking it from there".

Rian Johnson has recently commented on a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and whether he would be interested in directing the film himself. No release dates have been set.

The announcement came from Disney which owns Lucasfilm - the George Lucas-owned production firm behind the Star Wars franchise. How about some more Star Wars?

U.S. entertainment trade daily The Hollywood Reporter says that Benioff and Weiss joining the Star Wars galaxy, and Game of Thrones' final season being pushed back to 2019, makes the future of the duo's controversial slave drama Confederate unclear. They include 2016's "Rogue One", and May 2018 release "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which follows the origins of the roguish smuggler Han Solo, made famous by Harrison Ford in the original 1977 movie.

Like this: