'Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are the forces behind the next 'Star Wars' film, and some fans are ready to cry 'Dracarys'

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Creator/executive producers David Benioff, left, and D. B. Weiss attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Creator/executive producers David Benioff, left, and D. B. Weiss attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss attend HBO’s Game of Thrones final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Whose up for a game of lightsabers?&nbsp;Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger revealed today&nbsp;that&nbsp;Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be traveling from Westeros to George Lucas’s far, far away galaxy sooner than expected. Although the&nbsp;Star Wars franchise was always scheduled to take a hiatus after the Dec. 20 release of&nbsp;The Rise of Skywalkerthe ninth and final episode in the Skywalker Saga —&nbsp;Disney had previously commissioned&nbsp;separate film trilogies from The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson and the GoT duo. Last week,&nbsp;the studio issued a press release&nbsp;disclosing their release plan through the year 2027, where the next Star Wars film was given a Dec. 26, 2022 date. And, according to Iger, that’s going to be a Benioff and Weiss joint (for the record, they’re only onboard as writers and producers, not directors), rather than a Johnson production. “The next movie that we release will be theirs, and we’re not saying anything more about that.”” data-reactid=”22″>Whose up for a game of lightsabers? Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger revealed today that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be traveling from Westeros to George Lucas’s far, far away galaxy sooner than expected. Although the Star Wars franchise was always scheduled to take a hiatus after the Dec. 20 release of The Rise of Skywalkerthe ninth and final episode in the Skywalker Saga — Disney had previously commissioned separate film trilogies from The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson and the GoT duo. Last week, the studio issued a press release disclosing their release plan through the year 2027, where the next Star Wars film was given a Dec. 26, 2022 date. And, according to Iger, that’s going to be a Benioff and Weiss joint (for the record, they’re only onboard as writers and producers, not directors), rather than a Johnson production. “The next movie that we release will be theirs, and we’re not saying anything more about that.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="That’s OK, because the internet has plenty of thoughts about the duo leaving Game of Thrones behind for Star Wars. And, believe it or not, a few of them are even positive!” data-reactid=”23″>That’s OK, because the internet has plenty of thoughts about the duo leaving Game of Thrones behind for Star Wars. And, believe it or not, a few of them are even positive!

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In general, though, Twitter seems ready to cry “Dracarys” on the whole movie, sight unseen. Chalk it up to a simmering dissatisfaction with the way this shortened final season of Game of Thrones has unfolded, which boiled over into outright anger&nbsp;after the events of the penultimate episode. Benioff and Weiss have been blamed for everything from betraying character arcs to ignoring George R.R. Martin’s carefully constructed mythology to allowing a&nbsp;rogue Starbucks coffee cup to make a cameo. And after these missteps, fans are understandably concerned about what they have planned for Star Wars.” data-reactid=”28″>In general, though, Twitter seems ready to cry “Dracarys” on the whole movie, sight unseen. Chalk it up to a simmering dissatisfaction with the way this shortened final season of Game of Thrones has unfolded, which boiled over into outright anger after the events of the penultimate episode. Benioff and Weiss have been blamed for everything from betraying character arcs to ignoring George R.R. Martin’s carefully constructed mythology to allowing a rogue Starbucks coffee cup to make a cameo. And after these missteps, fans are understandably concerned about what they have planned for Star Wars.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Even as some Star Wars fans are letting the hate flow through them, others are urging that they find a way to balance the force of their emotions.” data-reactid=”36″>Even as some Star Wars fans are letting the hate flow through them, others are urging that they find a way to balance the force of their emotions.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="And then there are those who just wonder what story the two are planning to tell in the Star Wars universe, which may span two additional movies released in 2024 and 2026. With the Skywalkers in the rearview, they — and Johnson, whose trilogy is still very much in the development phase,&nbsp;despite rumors to the contrary&nbsp;— have an entire galaxy of stories to explore.” data-reactid=”43″>And then there are those who just wonder what story the two are planning to tell in the Star Wars universe, which may span two additional movies released in 2024 and 2026. With the Skywalkers in the rearview, they — and Johnson, whose trilogy is still very much in the development phase, despite rumors to the contrary — have an entire galaxy of stories to explore.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Here’s our pitch: Star Wars: The Direwolf and the Tauntaun.” data-reactid=”48″>Here’s our pitch: Star Wars: The Direwolf and the Tauntaun.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on Dec. 20; the series finale of Game of Thrones airs Sunday, May 19 at 9 p.m. on HBO.” data-reactid=”49″>Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on Dec. 20; the series finale of Game of Thrones airs Sunday, May 19 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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