Two major pieces of Star Wars news hit today! This is so wizard!
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to helm a new film trilogy sepearate from the freshly announced trilogy by Rian Johnson. (2 trilogies, six films).
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that there are plans for “not just one but a few Star Wars series” which will be available on Disney’s own streaming service.
On Benioff and Weiss’ involvement, Kathleen Kennedy had this to say on Starwars.com:
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today. 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.”
Now who and what the new trilogy will focus on is anyone’s obsessive guess but one could guess that it won’t be about the Skywalker clan, most likely a sort of spin off trilogy, but that’s just my speculation. Time will tell on that one.
Bob Iger has said that Disney’s streaming service will get “not just one, but a few Star Wars series” exclusive to the service. Iger also adds, “The level of talent will be rather significant.”
Speculation will be running rampart now that this information is out there and we literally know nothing but the basic fact that that things are coming but about who? Which point in the SW timeline will these stories take place? So many questions…so many questions!
There’s always hope Disney could resurrect Star Wars Underworld and use all of those 50 hours worth of episodes that were written but who knows?
An animation show? Most likely. With Star Wars Rebels on its way out, Disney will want a new animated show and hopefully it gets to keep Dave Filoni! Disney knows we are going to salivate over every bit of information and they are going to dole it out drop by drop exactly when they want to (except for those welcome leaks!)
Until we have more information, the speculators will be speculating. Keep it tuned here for news when it breaks!