Star Wars : the creators of Game of Thrones to abandon their trilogy due to… Netflix !

Star Wars : les créateurs de Game of Thrones abandonnent leur trilogie à cause de... Netflix !

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to give up their project of Star Wars trilogy

No, the creators of ‘Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D. B. Weiss will not be the end, not at the head of a new trilogy of Star Wars. Almost two years after the announcement of Disney, the two men who gave life to Daenerys, Jon Snow and the others have decided to abandon their project, which was expected to arrive in theaters in 2022. Due to their collaboration with Netflix.

The “war” between Netflix and Disney is only getting started… On November 12, the famous studio will launch the United States, Disney+, its platform for SVOD in the catalogue already filled and at a very competitive price, which could give cold sweats to the leaders of Netflix. In this “confrontation”, Netflix is already coming to win a fight : related to the platform, the two creators of Game of Thrones have decided to let go of Star Wars and Disney.

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss unleash Star Wars because of Netflix

In February 2018, Disney announced that David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, creators of Game of Thrones, had been recruited to launch a whole new trilogy of Star Wars is completely distinct from the history of the Skywalker, which will be completed at the cinema with Star Wars 9 : the Ascent of Skywalker (in cinemas 18 December). Subsequently, it was learned that this project had to be launched in 2022 at the cinema… but this is no longer relevant !

In a press release sent to Deadline, the two collaborators have announced that they abandoned their project. “We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, we also built. Talk about Star Wars with him and the team of the saga was very exciting and we will always be indebted to this saga that changed everything” they explained, before revealing the reason for their withdrawal : “there are a number of limited hours in a day and we have the feeling of not being able to do justice to Star Wars and our projects for Netflix. It is with regret that we withdraw“.

Other projects to come around to Star Wars

An ad that may well delay the “new phase” of Star Wars. Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, has, however, confided that she did not abandon the hope of working with David Benioff and D. B. Weiss in the future. “This are amazing telling stories. We hope to include them in a future adventure when they were able to get away from their busy schedules to focus on Star Wars,” she stated.

If this trilogy is now up to the court’s ruling, several other projects around Star Wars are in preparation. Among them ? Three series for Disney+ : The Mandalorian (which will be launched on 12 November and will be centred on a character unique, played by Pedro Pascal), a prequel Rogue One with Diego Luna and a series about Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Ewan McGregor. He whispers even as a prequel on Kylo Ren with Adam Driver would be in preparation. As for the cinema ? The director of Star Wars 8, Rian Johnson, is preparing a trilogy, and the boss of Marvel, Kevin Feige, has also been recruited to produce a film around the universe created by George Lucas. In short, we have not yet heard of Star Wars !

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