The Makers of Game of Thrones Are Writing and Producing New Star Wars Movies

Image: Lucasfilm
Image: Lucasfilm

If you thought the Solo trailer was the big Star Wars news of the week, think again. Breaking news from the galaxy far, far away tells us that the creators of another fantasy epic, HBO’s Game of Thrones, will soon be working on a whole new series of Star Wars films.


According to, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be writing and producing the new series of movies, which “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.” That’s...a lot of Star Wars.

Obviously, there’s no timeline yet for these new films; the final season of Game of Thrones isn’t even airing until next year. But Benioff and Weiss are suitably excited, telling

“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.”

Here’s a bit more info in a special video courtesy of The Star Wars Show:

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Can we have an Old Republic movie series set during the Jedi Civil War/Sith Wars. Or better yet a series that doesn’t focus on the Jedi but one that focuses exclusively on the Sith. Darth Bane and the rise of the Rule of Two I think would make for compelling films if done right.