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Star Wars News: The 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Are Helming the Next Movie


Added 05-20-19 09:06:01am EST - “It'll come out in three years, which is about how long it'll take people to forgive them for that series finale.” - Wired.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Wired.com: “Star Wars News: The 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Are Helming the Next Movie”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

With everyone hard at work on future projects—like, you know, putting the final touches on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—it's a time of relative calm in the galaxy far, far away. But that doesn't mean there is no news to share about upcoming Star Wars stories. (Though, it does seem like Solo has put the brakes on actual Star Wars Story movies for a while.) Here's what's going on on the other side of the Outer Rim.

The Real Deal: Less than a month after Disney CEO Bob Iger mentioned that Star Wars was going to go on a cinematic hiatus after the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney unveiled its movie schedule for the next few years and revealed just how long that hiatus will be: Namely, three years, with the first of three new movies scheduled for December 16, 2022. (The others are scheduled for December 20, 2024 and December 18, 2026, respectively; all are officially titled Untitled Star Wars for now.) Days later, it was confirmed that the 2022 movie would come from Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, which may explain why there's going to be a three-year-gap; presumably, that's how long it'll take people to forgive them for how Game of Thrones ended.

The Real Deal: The Benioff and Weiss announcement wasn't the only thing Iger confirmed while speaking at the Sixth Annual Moffett Nathanson Media & Communications Summit last week; he also revealed the (only logical, if you think about it) news that Lucasfilm was at work on a previously-unknown third live action Star Wars series for Disney+, although no further details were revealed.

Given that Marvel has three live-action series officially announced for Disney+ (WandaVision, The Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Loki; there’s also the unannounced Hawkeye show and the animated What If?), it always seemed a little odd that Star Wars was seemingly limited to just two live-action shows in addition to the Clone Wars revival. Now it's clear that's not the case. Hopefully, some details, a title, and a premiere date will be coming soon. That's … not too much to ask, is it?

Probability of Accuracy: Can opinions even be accurate? Let's award the benefit of the doubt and say, sure, this is accurate.

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