Game of Thrones Creators Developing a New Star Wars Trilogy

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5899063je)

The duo behind HBO’s smashing hit Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are set to embark on a journey to a galaxy far, far away after they wrap their adventure in the world of Westeros. It was announced on Tuesday that Benioff and Weiss are set to write and produce a new trilogy of movies in the Star Wars franchise.

“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement. “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.”

This trilogy is supposed to be separate from the original saga and also from another trilogy that will be helmed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson.

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since.” said Benioff and Weiss 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.”

Obviously, Disney is looking to expand the world of Star Wars even further. The ninth film of the Skywalker saga should begin with the production soon, while the second movie in Anthology series titled Solo: A Star Wars Story is set for release in May 2018.

Also, there are plans for yet untitled third Anthology film which should be released at some point in 2020. Although Disney is yet to confirm the plot details for this movie, it is rumored that it will focus on bounty hunter Boba Fett. Besides all the confirmed movies, there are also rumors that the studio is considering other spinoffs including the ones about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jabba the Hutt.