Two mighty fantasy universes are about to collide, with the next Star Wars movie set to be overseen by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
This fresh installment in the Star Wars franchise will enter our solar system as of 2022, and is said not to be part of the new trilogy which is currently being developed by director Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi).
This big news was announced by Disney CEO Robert Iger at Disney’s annual Upfronts event, with Benioff and Weiss now being free from Game of Thrones commitments.
As reported by Variety, Iger made the following intriguing announcement:
We’re hard at work already, but we felt three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset, but to gear up for the next film’s release,
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. We’re not saying anything more about that.
It is not yet clear what this new Star Wars movie will be about, however it is understood the story will be a separate one from the saga which has kept sci-fi viewers enthralled since 1977.
Two further untitled Star Wars movies have been slated for 2024, and 2026. The dates for Johnson’s trilogy have not yet been given.