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'Game of Thrones' showrunners to write and produce 'Star Wars' films

'Game of Thrones' showrunners to write and produce 'Star Wars' films 'Game of Thrones' showrunners to write and produce 'Star Wars' films
Stacy Diaz | 08 February, 2018, 05:01

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Tuesday.

The Benioff and Weiss Star Wars films will not be part of "episodic Skywalker saga" or part of director Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy.

"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today".

And for Benioff and Weiss, the Star Wars assignment could prove to be more welcoming than their planned HBO project announced last summer.

'Game of Thrones' showrunners to write and produce 'Star Wars' films

We don't know too much more other than those details at this current time, but we'll keep you posted. They will begin their duties after Game of Thrones wraps up, which is due to air in April 2019. Did we mention the "Star Wars" themed lands under construction at Disneyland and Walt Disney World?

Benioff and Weiss also commented in a joint statement.

Disney launches its streaming service in 2019, and as well as making many of its movies and TV shows available, the studio is planning to develop new shows exclusively for the service. A number of actors have pulled double duty in the Star Wars universe and Westeros, especially thanks to Disney's recent sequels. The announcement of the show past year - which is set in an alternate future, where the Southern states seceded from the Union following the American Civil War, and slavery is still in force in modern times - led to a #NoConfederate campaign being launched. Now I will say that just like with those books, not every Star Wars movie is totally necessary though. That's. a lot of Star Wars. That will tell the origin story of Han Solo, made famous by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy. The animated Star Wars Rebels is now in the process of airing its final episodes on Disney XD, which opens the door for future animated shows. "Yes please, I would love it to happen".