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Entertainment 'Game Of Thrones' Showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Planned 'Star Wars' Trilogy

11:16  29 october  2019
11:16  29 october  2019 Source:   etonline.com

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David Benioff and D . B . Weiss , the first-time showrunners who brought " Game of Thrones " to life on HBO have reportedly walked away from their deal with Disney's Lucasfilm to launch a " Star Wars " feature film trilogy in 2022. David Benioff and D . B . Weiss have reportedly walked away from their

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David Benioff, D. B. Weiss are posing for a picture © Mike Coppola/FilmMagic In an unexpected twist, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have parted ways with Disney's Lucas Arts.

The pair walked away from their hotly-anticipated partnership with the media giant, a year and a half after it was first announced that they would be responsible for launching the next trilogy in the Star Wars saga.

Benioff and Weiss were set to begin developing the next chapter in the franchise's boundless future, but they shocked fans around the world when they revealed on Monday that they are simply too busy to take the project on.

"We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too," the pair shared in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter. "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."

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The planned trilogy of Star Wars movies by Game of Thrones showrunners D . B . Weiss and David Benioff is no more. Then in August, Benioff and Weiss signed a huge five-year deal with Netflix in August, thought to be worth in the region of 0 million, which further confused fans as to how they' d

showrunners David Benioff and D . B . Weiss have departed ways from their Star Wars trilogy that was set to launch in 2022, due “We love Star Wars ,” the pair said in a statement to Deadline. “When George Lucas built it, he Game of Thrones Original Night King Ending Revealed by Maisie Williams.

  'Game Of Thrones' Showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Planned 'Star Wars' Trilogy © Lucasfilm/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock "But there are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects," they added in the joint statement. "So we are regretfully stepping away."

The duo -- who created the ground breaking Game of Thrones series for HBO, forever changing the face and budget of prestige television -- were tasked with developing the Star Wars universe's next phase of life following the upcoming film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is expected to cap off the nine-part Skywalker saga that began in 1977.

Benioff and Weiss were slated to write and produce the next film in the main Star Wars storyline -- which is slated to hit theaters on Dec. 16, 2022 -- as well as the following films in the planned trilogy.

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Their project would be separate from the slate of extended universe projects currently in the works, as well as the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

It was first speculated that their future with Star Wars could be on unstable ground when the pair inked a $250 million deal with Netflix back in August. If they'd continued their plans to produce the trilogy, their work on upcoming shows for the streaming service would likely have been pushed back.

  'Game Of Thrones' Showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Planned 'Star Wars' Trilogy © Getty Back in July, ET spoke with Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel -- who starred as Missandei -- about working with the pair, and she said she would have loved to work with them again on their upcoming Star Wars projects.

"If they want to cast me in Star Wars, I will be totally fine with that. Absolutely," she shared. "They're awesome. I love those guys. They're really good guys, and very talented writers, and I feel very privileged to have worked with them."

Game Of Thrones writers leave Star Wars project

  Game Of Thrones writers leave Star Wars project The men behind Game Of Thrones have jumped spaceship and walked away from a new Star Wars trilogy, which is set to be released in 2022. David Benioff and DB Weiss were set to direct the new series, but have since signed a five-year deal to make content for Netflix.The pair signed for the streaming giant in August, after it won an intense bidding war for their signature with Amazon and Disney.As a result, they now have announced that given their new busy schedules, something had to give.

In an unexpected twist, David Benioff and D . B . Weiss have parted ways with Disney's Lucas Arts. Benioff and Weiss were slated to write and produce the next film in the main Star Wars storyline -- which If they' d continued their plans to produce the trilogy , their work on upcoming shows for the

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"They're really good men, and I definitely feel kind of sad that this whole chapter is over. I'm so excited to see them fly, because they did something that is damn near impossible, and they made the whole world fall in love with their show," she added.

The final chapter in the current era of the Star Wars saga, The Rise of Skywalker, hits theaters Dec. 20.

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