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Weiss/Benioff Series Game of Thrones Creators to Write/Produce a New Series of Star Wars Films

Discussion in 'Beyond the Saga - Spoilers Allowed' started by Diego Lucas, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Jedi Knight star 4

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    GAME OF THRONES CREATORS DAVID BENIOFF AND D.B. WEISS TO WRITE AND PRODUCE A NEW SERIES OF STAR WARS FILMS

    David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.

    It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

    These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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    “David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”

    “In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”

    No release dates have been set for the new films, and there have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.

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  2. smudger9

    smudger9 Jedi Master star 4

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    WTF!!!! Star Wars overload!!!


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  3. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  4. intravenusdemilo

    intravenusdemilo Jedi Padawan star 1

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  5. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well... Hmm... Okay.
     
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  6. KembaSkywalker

    KembaSkywalker Jedi Knight star 3

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  7. smudger9

    smudger9 Jedi Master star 4

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  8. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh, he's going to be in them. For sure, and for certain.
     
  9. Mungo Baobab

    Mungo Baobab Woefully whimsical Whill of New Films star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Woah.....!

    @Satipo could this be the other trilogy that you mentioned?
     
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  10. DarkGingerJedi

    DarkGingerJedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    For a second I thought this was about a tv series. But it says films. hmmm. intriguing.
     
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  11. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Moved the thread to Episode IX & Beyond.
     
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  12. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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    This franchise has needed a showrunner for a while now. Looks like we just got them.
     
  13. 2Cleva

    2Cleva Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Love GOT. I'm interested. A steady hand is needed. Benioff and Weiss also knew how to work with source material - they will return Star Wars to its roots and make it feel like SW.

    But 2 series outside the episodes? We just heard about the supposed RJ trilogy 3 months ago. I bet we find out in 3 more months that RJ saga is shelved or the episodes are no more.
     
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  14. intravenusdemilo

    intravenusdemilo Jedi Padawan star 1

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    sorry mods.....In my excitement I put this in the wrong board. Sincere apologies.
    and I see its already been moved the proper area. Thank you.
     
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  15. I know

    I know Jedi Knight star 3

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    Did not see that announcement coming! But very welcome. Sounds like we’re getting multiple Saga movies in the years ahead.
     
  16. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I hope they don't do trash like Deep Space 9. (Films or Series???)
    If it has the quality of GoT I am in.
    Hopefully it is not entirely disconnected to the movies
     
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  17. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I still can't see it. I've been blinded by the power & the glory!
     
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  18. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The fact that this has been announced as a series makes me think Lucasfilm has the confidence that whatever idea they're exploring will sell well. Old Republic or bounty hunter anthologies?
     
  19. Darth Droid

    Darth Droid Jedi Knight star 2

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    Easily the worst news of the Disney era. Recent GOT has proven these guys have no idea how to tell a story themselves, everything they have they were given by GRRM. Really sad.
     
  20. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh great so now we'll eventually need to create another forum for this series too! You're killing me LFL!!! :p
     
  21. redxavier

    redxavier Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I like these guys. I like Star Wars.
    [​IMG]
     
  22. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    They're making movies, not TV.
     
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  23. dogprivilege

    dogprivilege Jedi Knight star 2

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    Not to be the immediate negative one, but god this is such bad news for me lol. GoT was only ever good when it was lifting from the books, I honestly think these guys are really bad writers and that as they've gone farther from the books its just shown more and more
     
  24. intravenusdemilo

    intravenusdemilo Jedi Padawan star 1

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    may I request a change in title to the thread? ".......a new series of Star Wars FILMS*"
     
  25. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    All these new films!