Game Of Thrones Showrunners Exit Their Deal With Lucasfilm

Best known for bringing the A Song of Ice and Fire saga to life on HBO, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have reportedly walked away from their deal with Disney's Lucasfilm to work on a Star Wars feature. The deal was meant to be a trilogy set to hit screens in 2022.

The supposed saga was meant to pave the way for a post-Skywalker era in the Star Wars universe that would redefine its original brand. In an exclusive report from Deadline, the Game of Thrones duo credit their exit to a deal they had made with Netflix, which cost the streaming giant over $200 million. This deal wasn't extended solely to the two. For the past decade, Netflix has been signing on big names like Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes in its effort to bring in more top-tier talent to its platform.

"We love Star Wars," the two told Deadline. "When George Lucas built it, he built us too. 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."

It could be recalled that the two caused a bit of an uproar from fans towards the end of Game of Thrones' final season which aired earlier this year, but the two don't seem to be going anywhere any time soon. As for the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has announced several more projects in store for fans. It also seems to be far off from a shortage of collaborators with Marvel Studios giant Kevin Feige developing a movie set in a galaxy far, far, away as well.

The franchise's latest installment will come in the form of The Mandalorian which will arrive together with Disney+ on November 12 and The Rise of Skywalker in December. A stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi film is also in development, although details such as a title and release date have yet to be announced.

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