“Game of Thrones” screenwriters David Benioff and D.B. Weiss left HBO to Netflix after the best-selling adaptation of the novel this year. Just today, they publicly announced that they had abandoned their plans to write for Disney’s new Star Wars trilogy because of the saturation of the work inside Netflix, ending the sensational “gossip” that became known in 2018.
The pair had planned to open the “post-lifewalker era” for Disney’s Lucasfilm star IP, with a new chapter in star-release Star Wars around 2022 following the current trilogy. But they mentioned their partnership with Netflix, saying they were enthusiastic about Star Wars and, unfortunately, the schedule was so well-scheduled.
“We love Star Wars. When George Lucas created it, it affected both of us. Talking to him and his team about Star Wars is the most memorable thing of our lives, and we will always be grateful for this world-changing saga. ”
While Lucasfilm made the announcement, it left a glimmer of space: “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are outstanding storytellers, and we hope that when they can pull out of the busy schedule, they will be able to participate in the future journey of Star Wars.” ”
In August, DeadLine revealed that the duo and Netflix had a nine-figure contract, so it was reasonable for them to take the blame for the latter.” In an exclusive briefing received by DeadLine, the duo admitted: “It’s only 24 hours a day and we feel we can’t coordinate and deal fairly with Star Wars and our Netflix project, so we can only regret quitting.” ”
The duo of “Game of Thrones” have been in dispute this year. While the eighth season ended with a disgruntled majority of fans, they still won the Emmy. Interestingly, after news of the two’s withdrawal from Star Wars broke, the out-of-the-net comments were among the best, not in the minority.