'Game of Thrones' Creators May Only Write 1 Star Wars Movie: Report
For more than a year, Star Wars fans have known that Disney brought "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on board to write and produce a new Star Wars movie series. Now, it seems, plans may have changed somewhat.
In a new article about Benioff and Weiss's huge new deal with Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter cites sources who indicate the duo may actually only pen one Star Wars film. Disney previously announced they'd write a movie series. The insiders claim that Benioff and Weiss will write one but not necessarily all of the films. (Moviefone has reached out to Disney for comment and will update when we hear back.)
Disney was reportedly one of the studios that was interested in reaching an overall deal with Benioff and Weiss. In the end, though, Netflix got them to sign a five-year, $250 million deal, per THR. Whether or not that affected the existing agreement with the Mouse House remains unclear.
In May, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the next Star Wars movie after 2019's "Rise of Skywalker" would come from the duo but didn't discuss future projects.
"The next movie that we release will be theirs," he said of Benioff and Weiss. "And we're not saying anything more about that."
Meanwhile, "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson is working on a new Star Wars series of his own, one that won't be tied to the Skywalker saga. He recently spoke to Observer about the moving "beyond the legacy characters."
"I think that the fun and challenging part of it is to dive in, figure out what's exciting and then figure out what it's going to be," Johnson said.
He's busy thinking about what is "the essence of Star Wars ... and what that will look like moving forward."
Whoever ends up penning the various scripts, Disney doesn't seem to be slowing down. The studio has three Star Wars movies on the calendar, and one will open in December every other year, starting in 2022.