“We Will Always Be Indebted To The Saga That Changed Everything.”
Game Of Thrones writers David Benioff and DB Weiss have announced they are leaving Disney Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars trilogy, as their work for Netflix has not left them with enough time to spin that many plates.
It was confirmed last year that the pair would write and produce the new films for a new saga thought to be entirely separate to the main franchise – which concludes in December with The Rise Of Skywalker.
However, only months after the Thrones conclusion was panned by critics and faced massive backlash from fans, it was announced in August that the pair had signed a new deal with Netflix, believed to be in the region of $200 million.
The Thrones dudes had this to say –
“We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”
“There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects. So we are regretfully stepping away.”
Currently the studio has lined-up a number of spin-off projects including The Mandalorian, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series and the Rogue One (remember that one?) prequel series, that are all set to debut on its parent company Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+.
It was reported last month that Lucasfilm’s sister company, Marvel Studios’ big brain Kevin Feige is also working on a potential Star Wars movie.
The franchise now appears to be a poisoned chalice.