It looks like Lucasfilm is hoping to bring the Game of Thrones touch to their next few projects. Or at least, that’s what it looks like, now that they’ve hired the show’s creators to work on a new project.
We previously reported that after the Skywalker saga wraps up, Lucasfilm and Disney are looking to add more movies to their expanding universe. One part of that plan seems to be recruiting David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of the HBO mega-hit Game of Thrones, to write and produce their own series of films.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in the joint statement from Disney and Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”
Bringing on the duo casts some question as to whether or not they will still be working on the announced HBO show Confederate, which sparked controversy due to its plot involving the continuation of slavery in the Southern part of the United States.
Rian Johnson, who directed Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, will also be working on his own new trilogy of films for the Star Wars universe. There’s no word yet as to what any of these films will be about, other that we are done following the ever-twisting tales of the Skywalker family line.