Game of Thrones Directors Writing New Series of Star Wars Films

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Game of Thrones directors David Benioff and D.B Weiss will be writing a new series of Star Wars films, but as of now have not indicated when the films will be produced, according to cnbc.com

Game of Thrones producers have issued a joint statement about directing Star Wars, “In the summer of 1977, we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since. 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,” according to Crystal Nguyen a reporter for ohmydisney.com

Nine total Star Wars Movies have been released with Episode IX coming out December 20, 2019 and Solo: A Star Wars Story coming out in May of 2018. In addition to the Benioff and Weiss productions, Rian Johnson, the director of The Last Jedi, is writing a new Star Wars trilogy as well. Both new series will be separate from the original trilogy according to starwars.com

Unlike Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy, the new Star Wars movies written by David Benioff and D.B Weiss has been referred to as series not a trilogy which is a surprise since all Star Wars series in the past have been trilogies, according to screenrant.com.

Along with two new Star Wars series in the works it has also been rumored that a possible Obi Wan Kenobi movie and Boba Fett movie are in the works.

“There were rumors of a Yoda film as far back as 2013, and recent reports have suggested that idea is back on the table. There’s also some evidence Lucasfilm is toying with a film centered on Jabba the Hutt,” reported screenrant.com.  The president of Lucasfilms, Kathleen Kennedy, said, “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,” according to starwars.com