‘Game of Thrones’ Creators To Write and Produce New ‘Star Wars’ Films

Lucasfilm has announced ‘Game of Thrones’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will bring their talents from Westeros to a galaxy far, far away.

Benioff and Weiss will write and produce a series of films in the Star Wars film franchise. These films will tell an entirely new story separate from the episodic Skywalker saga and Rian Johnson’s trilogy currently in development.

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

No release dates are set. ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ releases May 25th, while ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ is expected in December 2019. For further updates, keep it here on FandomWire!