In the aftermath of the now-canceled David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Star Wars trilogy, everyone can’t help but wonder both about what happened, and what the films were going to focus on. A new report might have gotten to the bottom of the story, although as is always the case with these sort of things, there’s a chance some details aren’t 100% accurate. From the sound of things, the Game of Thrones duo clashed with Lucasfilm. But had they gotten to make their trilogy, the plan was to focus on the origins of the Jedi.
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Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are walking away from the trilogy of Star Wars movies they were going to make for Disney’s Lucasfilm. The films were set to be released in theaters in December 2022, 2024, and 2026, but will no longer be happening.
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In February of 2018, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were officially announced as the writers and producers of a new series of Star Wars movies. Technically, that’s still the only piece of official information from Disney and Lucasfilm about the duo’s involvement in a galaxy far, far away, but now a new report suggests that they may not be writing each entry in that upcoming film series after all. Read More »
Update: THR reports that Benioff and Weiss have signed a $200 million dollar, multi-year deal. Deadline’s initial reports simply said it was a “nine-figure” deal, but this is now one of the biggest TV deals in history.
Second Update, 8/15/19: THR now reports that the deal is for five years and is worth $250 million. Our original story continues below.
High demand in the Peak TV era means that content creators are pulling in hugely lucrative deals like never before. People like Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy, Mike Schur, and Greg Berlanti have all signed massive nine-figure deals recently to produce content for various companies, and now Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are grabbing a piece of that pie as well. The duo has just signed a $100 million+ exclusive deal with Netflix, and you can read the details of that and find out what other projects they have brewing below. Read More »
The Walt Disney Company has just published the studio’s updated release schedule, and among several other shifts and announcements, we’ve learned about several new Star Wars release dates. The film franchise is taking a three year break from the big screen, and you can continue reading to learn more details about Disney’s upcoming trips to a galaxy far, far away.
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Game of Thrones is coming to an end this year. The first of the final six episodes airs this weekend, and just five weeks after tha,t HBO’s hit fantasy series will be over on May 19. While fans have been itching to see how this epic series will come to an end (especially since author George R.R. Martin isn’t finishing his books anytime soon), showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss have known how the series was going to end for five years. Well, at least they’ve known the key points of the Game of Thrones ending. Read More »
After Star Wars Episode 9 hits theaters this winter, we don’t know what’s coming next on the big screen from the galaxy far, far away. Director Rian Johnson has a new Star Wars trilogy he’s working on, and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have another (supposed) trilogy that will be completely separate from the primary saga and the aforementioned developing trilogy. But now we might have an idea of what Benioff and Weiss will give us, and if this rumor is true, it’s right up their alley. Read More »
Soon, you too can take the black…T-shirt with a Game of Thrones logo emblazoned on it. As the final season of the acclaimed HBO fantasy series makes its way to the small screen, several new Game of Thrones merchandise lines have made themselves available to fans.
The first is the Game of Thrones capsule collection by John Varvatos, an 11-piece menswear clothing line that includes luxury coats and pants created in a medieval style inspired by Westeros, as well as more traditional graphic T-shirts. On its heels comes collection of tie-in novels made by HBO and Insight Editions that go behind the scenes of the show. Read more about the new Game of Thrones merchandise below.
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Over a year ago, Lucasfilm announced that Game of Thrones executive producers and showruners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were working on a new series of Star Wars films. Since then, we’ve heard absolutely nothing about their prospective movies. But that may have changed today.
HBO president Casey Bloys appeared during the cable network’s Television Critics Association panel and fielded questions about the worrisome and controversial Confederate project that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were attached to in the summer of 2017. While discussing why the project hadn’t yet gotten off the ground, Bloys explained that Benioff and Weiss working on the new Star Wars movies ended up getting in the way. Surprisingly, he seemed to reveal that the duo is working on a new Star Wars trilogy. Read More »
Game of Thrones will soon close out its buzzy, critically acclaimed eight-season run next year, putting an end to the zeitgeist that the HBO series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ruled over for nearly a decade. But Benioff and Weiss will soon find themselves in the cockpit of yet another beloved franchise.
Lucasfilm announced the Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars project earlier this year, but details on their new series remain scarce. We only have their prior work to pull from to imagine what Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars films will look like, so our closest guess would be a grittier take on the sci-fi series. But Game of Thrones and Solo: A Star Wars Story star Emilia Clarke has a better suggestion for you: Star Wars on acid.
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