Game Of Thrones Executive Producers To Plot The Next Star Wars Film

by Erik Amaya

 

How do you say “dracarys” in Huttese?

According to i09, Game of Thrones executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be at the creative helm of the Star Wars film due out in 2022. The announcement itself came from Disney CEO Bob Iger at the MoffetNathanson Media & Communications summit early on Tuesday, who said, “We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs … and we’re not saying anything more about that.”

The pair are currently on the receiving end of some scathing criticism in regards to the concluding episodes of Game of Thrones. Despite some well-produced episodes and one devoted to giving the characters time to breathe, the speed of the conclusion feels too rushed for comfort. Additionally, reports indicate Benioff and Weiss chose to abbreviate the final two seasons into 7 and 6 episodes, respectively, instead of the customary 10 despite HBO’s keen interest in full seasons. The change in format has led to characters acting out of character and Daenerys Targaryen’s heel turn being perceived as a betrayal instead of a logical progression.

It is unclear if the duo will bring the senioritis plaguing Thrones to Star Wars, or if they will be invested in a new project. Originally, the pair were set to spearhead a whole series of Star Wars films. It is unclear if this is still the case. But if it is, we now know it is unlikely they will be unable to stick the landing.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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