David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Quit ‘Star Wars’ Because They Have Too Many Other Projects to Ruin

Star Wars fans, I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that Deadline reported David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are leaving the franchise and won’t be making the trilogy of Star Wars movies they had planned. The bad news is that the last good Star Wars movie was The Empire Strikes Back and Rian Johnson hasn’t actually announced his exit so you might have to sit through three more terrible movies by him.

“We love Star Wars,” the pair said in a statement to Deadline. “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.”

The difference between these guys and George Lucas is that George Lucas wrote Star Wars and Benioff wrote X-Men Origins: Wolverine. These guys have never done anything good that wasn’t written by George R.R. Martin, including Game of Thrones. Yeah, we all noticed the giant nosedive in quality that show took after they ran out of material written by Martin and had to write their own scenarios and dialogue based on a loose outline Martin provided.

What does this mean for Star Wars? Well, Kevin Feige of Marvel fame is still developing a Star Wars film, so expect future installments to feature heroes who like to quip and even stricter black and white morality, which is saying a lot for a film series that gives people superpowers based on being good or evil as judged by little boogans in their blood. So basically more of the same.

Honestly, Star Wars is not a good film franchise at this point, it’s a film franchise that had two really good movies in it. Out of ten or eleven films, that’s a batting average that would get you sent back down to the minors. George Lucas around 15 years between releasing Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace, and right now 15 years with no new Star Wars movies sounds pretty good.

As for Benioff and Weiss, they’ve got an overall deal with Netflix to develop new properties. And since those properties will likely be original IP, they won’t get a chance to ruin them, they’ll just be terrible the whole time.

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