More Bad News, Wine Moms: The ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Are Making the Next ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Just a few days after D.B. Weiss and David Benioff made a bunch of people really regret naming their daughter Khaleesi, Disney has announced that it’s their Star Wars movie that will be hitting screens in 2022.

Here’s what Bob Iger said at the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit, via The Wrap:

“We’re not going to wait until nine is out to start figuring it out, we’re actually hard at work doing that now,” Iger said when asked about the future of the “Star Wars” franchise. “We did a deal with David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who are famous for ‘Game of Thrones’ and the next movie that we release will be theirs, and we’re not saying anything more about that.”

Remember when they announced that they were letting Rian Johnson do a whole Star Wars trilogy? That is never going to happen. I mean, maybe he gets to do some Mon Mothma: The Early Years trilogy or something, but there’s no way they’re putting the guy who imploded the plot of their franchise in charge of anything of consequential.

Benioff and Weiss, meanwhile, are going to be shaping the future of the franchise here.

I’d also like to mention here that Disney announced Star Wars was “going on hiatus” after The Rise of Skywalker and the next movie in the franchise comes out three years later. The original Star Wars movies had a three year gap between each film in the trilogy, and now that’s a hiatus. That’s how Disney looks at movie franchises. They are going to run all of this s**t into the ground. They are going to pump these movies out until you’re just sick of them and then they’re going to pump them out for another five years. And by then they’ll have bought something else you love that they can pump out three movies for a year. I’m shocked they haven’t bought Harry Potter yet, honestly.

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4 years ago

What the franchise needs is an anthology style trilogy. It builds on mythology, but new characters every time.
And I’d start with a move simply titled “Jedi”, about the first Jedi Temple in the galaxy and how that person figured some stuff out, then used the force to stop evil in some cool way. And started the Jedi Order and built the temple on Ahch-To. So a Jedi origin film.