Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Game of Thrones co-creators developing new series of "Star Wars" films

Game of Thrones co-creators developing new series of

Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the duo's films will be separate to The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy and the current Skywalker saga.

"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today", Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said about the announcement.

Going from Game of Thrones to Star Wars is a huge tone shift, but given the fact that Star Wars is looking to break from the past and pave new ground, this could end up being an excellent move.

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"Bob Iger commented on the news of the series, saying that it will be "...focused on a point of time in the "Star Wars" mythology".

A sequence in The Force Awakens was shot around Derwentwater in 2014. In a joint statement, Benioff and Weiss said they were "honored" and "terrified" by the responsibility.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016), the first of three scheduled spin-off movies, also made more than $1 billion, raising hopes for the success of the next, "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which opens in May.

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After writing and producing six seasons of Game of Thrones and gearing up for the seventh and final season, Benioff and Weiss will shift for Westeros to a universe far, far away.

This news, of course, comes quickly after we laid eyes on a brand-new trailer for Solo: A Han Solo Story.

Disney's plans to bring the hallowed space-faring franchise to the small screen first went public back in November 2017, when Iger confirmed that the company was developing a live-action Star Wars series. Along with all the fresh Star Wars announcements, the studio revealed late 2019 as its target date for the launch of its still-unnamed streaming service.

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Though some may be excited about the news, people on Twitter were a bit skeptical.

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