We’ll be seeing the next Star Wars film later this year which is Episode IX and that will possibly conclude Rey and Kylo Ren’s arc. However, the future of the franchise still seems relatively uncertain especially thanks to the underwhelming box-office numbers of Solo: A Star Wars Story. However, there are still plans for the franchise and those plans involve Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Last year in February, Weiss and Benioff signed on to write and produce a series of Star Wars films which in turned has led to some delays on another one of their projects. Speaking to TV Line, HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed that the indefinite delay of the duo’s new series Confederate was due to their involvement in the Star Wars franchise. Bloys said:
“Dan and David are finishing up the final season [of Game of Thrones] and then they are going to go into the Star Wars universe, when they come out of that, I assume they will come back to us.”
The final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in April but as for the Star Wars films, it is unclear but we know that they will be making three films. Their new series Confederate is set in an alternate, post-Civil War world in which the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, allowing for a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved to a modern institution in itself. Sounds interesting right? Well, the series has been criticized for the irony surrounding two white men taking on a film about slavery which is a pretty stupid thing to be critical about.
Some have assumed that the delay of the series had something to do with this controversy but it was apparently entirely up to Benioff and Weiss as they are pretty busy it seems. Bloys explained:
“The delay has to do with [the fact] that they were offered three movies,”
It looks like we might possibly get a Star Wars trilogy from the showrunners of Game of Thrones but it is unclear if they would be directing it. Either way, it would be cool to see what these two would bring to the franchise and since Star Wars is both science fiction and fantasy, the two would likely inject something new to this franchise, Probably with less tits and blood though.
Source: TV Line