As I suspected long ago, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss trilogy will be the next trilogy that was announced last week. I repeat that Game of Thrones producers will be the next Star Wars trilogy. During today’s MoffetNathanson Media & Communications summit, Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger confirmed that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would be handling the next Star Wars film, due out in 2022.
“I haven’t seen [Episode] 9 finished yet, but I’m confident based on the pieces that I’ve seen and the script that I’ve read that it’s going to be extremely popular,” Iger said. “[But we felt] that it would be smart of us to take a bit of a hiatus while we figure out what’s next. Now we’re not going to wait until [Episode] 9 is released and then start figuring it out.”
“We’re actually hard at work doing that already,” Iger continued. “The conclusion that we reached was three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset, but to really gear up for the next films released. We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie we release will be theirs. And we’re not saying anything more about that.”
It was over a year ago, the official announcement came that the Game of Thrones producers were developing a new Star Wars trilogy. However, they did reveal that they wouldn’t start working on it until the final series of their series was released on HBO. Since the series is about to air its final episode, it seems that they have had some time to work out some ideas and get to work.
While many fans have ridiculed the last entry, The Last Jedi, I found it refreshing and an interesting take on the franchise going forward. Especially since the Skywalker saga will be ending. Keep in mind, I am a huge Star Wars fan, so I found the backlash unwarranted and a sense of fan entitlement.
Of course, since Disney only announces things that are for sure going, the internet is starting the rumor that the new Rian Johnson series is cancelled. This rumor is perpetuated by fans that hated the last installment without a shred of actual information. I rank these up there with the fan hate of the new Star Trek: Discovery series. Both of which are myopic and have no shred of vision to take the film as a new piece of direction, not what they are accustom to.
Since Disney has Avatar waiting in the can for their release, it makes sense that Disney would position itself with back-to-back sequel blockbusters. Since Rian Johnson said he would work on the Star Wars series after his current projects are completed, it makes sense that his films won’t be ready to make that new deadline. So, let’s stop with your fan fiction, and see what modern world prop will be left in the final film. Maybe a Chipotle burrito.