Game of Thrones TV show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were announced as writers and producers on a new trilogy of Star Wars movies. These movies will be separate from the next trilogy in the “main” line, and it won’t be part of the “A Star Wars Story” section of the Star Wars universe. This will be a new line.
In addition to being separate from the “recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson,” this new set of movies will be separate from the “episodic Skywalker saga.” That’s what the press release from Lucasfilm suggests. Almost as if they’re suggesting there’ll be more Skywalker films after the next film, after the film after The Last Jedi. How strange will that be!
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” said both Weiss and Benioff, at once, together, in scary, scary unison. “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.”
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy. “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.”
Already the massively negative comments have begun to flow on social networks, especially Twitter. I recommend you stay as far away from these several pits of despair unless you’re a masochist. It’s a tedious, terrible time for those who wish to argue about Star Wars. On the other hand, for those that love to partake in the bounty that is the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, we’re living in the greatest age in the history of the world.