STAR WARS NEWS: Benioff and Weiss Get a Seat in the Cantina | FanboysInc

STAR WARS NEWS: Benioff and Weiss Get a Seat in the Cantina

By Muuka Muyumba

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators, writers, and producers on the highly popular Game of Thrones, have signed on as writing and producing partners with Lucasfilm a new series of films.

Fanboys and girls know that Benioff and Weiss have been very visible parts of the most popular TV show on Earth, but they soon will have their time free to latch on to new properties. Game of Thrones is set to present its final season on HBO in 2019.

From Lucasfilm:

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“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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.”

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored 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.”

No release dates have been set for the new films, and there have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.

This is clearly exciting news, but still leads me to think that Lucasfilm is lacking a significant female voice (aside from Kennedy) who can tell stories within this universe. Kennedy had better start thinking about these creatives as Star Wars moves beyond the Sykwalker saga.