David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on new "Star Wars" films. New information suggests that the "GoT" makers will not have as much to do with it as often thought. Meanwhile, Rian Johnson ("Star Wars 8") continues to work on his trilogy.
"Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker" launches on December 18, 2019. After the completion of the nine-movie story of Anakin Skywalker and his descendants, a three-year "Star Wars" cinema episode begins. New series will be released at this time (on the streaming service Disney + will run about the bounty hunter series "The Mandalorian" and probably an Obi-Wan series with Ewan McGregor). But in the cinema, the lightsabers will not be heard again until December 14, 2022.
That's when the first movie of a trilogy started by "Game Of Thrones" makers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is responsible (2024 and 2026 will follow more films). However, as it stands now, Benioff / Weiss, who recently suffered a lot of criticism for season eight of "GoT", did not have as much to do with the new "Star Wars" series as commonly believed.
First of all, for movie productions in general and "Star Wars" in particular, things are mostly in flux. Plans are changing, people are leaving projects and new ones are coming in. After the spin-off "Solo: A Star Wars Story" despite his undisputed qualities fell short of the financial expectations of Disney and ran at the box office as weak as any other "Star Wars" movie, the group buried all other spin-off Plans, ordered a "Star Wars" break and now plans the future. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss should continue to be responsible for this - but they may write only the first film of their trilogy and possibly staging none.
LESS BENIOFF / WHITE, THAN THOUGHT
The industry magazine Hollywood Reporter reports that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss write a draft for her complete new "Star Wars" trilogy, but write only the script for the first film itself - for film two and three would then be responsible for someone else who adheres to the prescribed framework. Whether Benioff and Weiss also direct, is unclear.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Benioff and Weiss were originally supposed to write all three films themselves. Although it was in the original, official announcement in early 2018, no speech (because it was only that they "develop" or produce a new series), but no matter: Fans and media booked the new trilogy for the sake of simplicity as a "trilogy of, GoT'-makers ". It's still not wrong, but Benioff and Weiss are not going to shape their "Star Wars" movies - as of now - as much as some fans thought - or fear the Season 8 "Game Of Thrones", depending on their perspective just.
Incidentally, this development has nothing to do with the sometimes harsh reaction to the "GoT" finale. It could have been planned that way from the start. Apart from that, the two men simply have their hands full. Benioff and Weiss have just signed up for the massive sum of $ 250 million to develop new projects for streaming giant Netflix (where one likes to buy successful serial makers for astronomical sums). Since both will want to deliver something - and this work costs time.
ALSO, RIAN JOHNSON WORKS ON "STAR WARS"
For the content of the Benioff / Weiss "Star Wars" movies is officially known only that it is about new characters and stories - "Star Wars" should be away from the Skywalkers. The same goes for the trilogy starring "Star Wars 8" director Rian Johnson (who, by the way, like his colleagues would probably write but also direct the first movie). In a recent conversation with the Observer, he said:
"I think the fun and challenging part of the job is finding out what makes 'Star Wars' exciting and then figuring out what it's about. We do something that has nothing to do with the familiar characters. "However, this still does not say whether Johnson, whose new movie" Knives Out "will start in the US on November 2019, already has a story or whether Lucasfilm has approved it. Or in the words of the wisest and greenest of all Jedi: "The future is in perpetual motion."