The first hints at what’s in store when the Skywalker saga comes to a close later this year have finally been revealed.
In February 2018 it was announced that “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were working on a new “Star Wars” movie series.
According to Deadline, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that Benioff and Weiss’ entry will be the first new “Star Wars” film after a three-year hiatus following the release of “The Rise of Skywalker” on Dec. 20, 2019.
The new film, will be out in December 2021, with more “Star Wars” films scheduled for December 2023 and December 2025.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push ‘Star Wars’ in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
Benioff and Weiss added in a statement, “In the summer of 1977 we travelled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since. We are honoured by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is complete.”
Meanwhile, “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson is also working on his own new “Star Wars” trilogy, though there is no information about when the first entry in that series will premiere.