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‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners behind next ‘Star Wars’ film

‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners behind next ‘Star Wars’ film

Disney had announced in February 2018 that Benioff and Weiss would write and produce a new trilogy of Star Wars films, which was separate from the current slate of films, and the other new trilogy The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is creating.

The Mandalorian will be available to stream when Disney+ goes live in mid-November; the Rogue One series won't arrive until 2021, around one year before the next batch of Star Wars movies will kick off.

It will also mark the third Star Wars project with some Game of Thrones crossover: Emilia Clarke starred in Solo, Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian, and Benioff and Weiss on the upcoming movie. From Iger: "We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who are famous forGame of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs".

"In coming up with the title we just looked at the film and asked ourselves, 'What are we saying?' It feels very much like the title of this film".

At the time of the initial announcement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy called Benioff and Weiss "some of the best storytellers working today".

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Fan speculation has posited that the new film (or films) will detail the Knights of the Old Republic era of Star Wars history, playing into Benioff and Weiss' established bona fides in tales of gallantry and battle. "We haven't said anything more beyond what we've announced on the next film".

JJ Abrams' The Rise Of Skywalker will bring it to a close in December.

He said it would be smart "to take a bit of a hiatus" after the film's release.

Iger said he hasn't seen the finished Rise of Skywalker yet, but he expects it will be extremely popular. Now, we're not going to wait until ['The Rise of Skywalker'] is released and start figuring it out, we're actually hard at work doing that already. "Three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset, but really gear up for the next film's release".