Benioff and Weiss Star Wars Movies Not Moving Forward

Benioff and Weiss Star Wars Movies Not Moving Forward

Benioff and Weiss Star Wars Movies Not Moving Forward

Game of Thrones founders David Benioff and DB Weiss have exited their bargain with Lucasfilm to create a brand new Star Wars trilogy.

The duo reportedly inked a deal with Netflix in August worth close to $250 million for five years according to reports. In a statement, they wrote, "We love Star Wars".

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss acknowledged the writing mistakes they made through the course of the series. The first film in Benioff and Weiss' trilogy - which was rumoured to be set in the Old Republic - was supposed to drop December 2022, with the next two instalments hitting screens in 2024 and 2026 respectively.

David Benioff (L) and Dan Weiss, creators and executive producers, arrive for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Recently, when news broke out again that D&D was attached to the next Star Wars trilogy being planned by Lucasfilm and Disney, fans were anything but happy! For another, Benioff and Weiss signed a massive Netflix deal earlier in the summer.

Speculation has also begun about who will replace them, with some on social media pointing out the lack of diversity behind the camera for Star Wars films to date.

Meanwhile, on Lucasfilm's behalf president Kathleen Kennedy reacted to the duo's statement.

Gareth Edwards directed principal photography onRogue One: A Star Wars Story, but then significant reshoots were apparently done without him, although both Edwards and Tony Gilroy worked together on the final cut of the film.

In other words, without Benioff and Weiss, the franchise is still going strong - and unlikely to end anytime soon.

The final Thrones season felt rushed when it comes to the storytelling, a mistake Benioff and Weiss will hopefully not repeat now that they've realized there are only so many hours in the day. It's likely that his is now the project destined to take Star Wars forward for the next generation.

Following the relative failure of the stand-alone film "Solo" in 2018, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger announced he wanted to slow down the pace at which "Star Wars" films are released.

The petition argues that Benioff and Weiss "have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent".

"We love Star Wars". And while Kevin Feige may not be taking over the franchise, he is working on a film of his own. If they'd continued their plans to produce the trilogy, their work on upcoming shows for the streaming service would likely have been pushed back.

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