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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Departing New ‘Star Wars’ Films Series

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The official Star Wars site revealed something pretty unexpected back in February 2018 as Lucasfilm revealed that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set for their own series of new Star Wars films. There hasn’t been a lot of ink spilled over what they’re actually doing with it because at the time they were working through the final season of Game of Thrones that hit earlier this year.

What we did learn earlier this year, however, was that Netflix was throwing them buckets upon buckets of money to set up shop there and they took the money and ran there. So we’ve mostly just been waiting to hear that they were dropping out of the Star Wars project, which has now finally happened.

“We love Star Wars,” the pair said in a statement to 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.”

“There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects,” the GOT pair said in a statement to Deadline. “So we are regretfully stepping away.”

Their film was slated to be the next one after Rise of Skywalker with a planned 2022 release date set so it’s uncertain what the plan is from the outside at this point. The property will be well-represented for the next few years with The Mandalorian TV launching next month as well as upcoming TV series for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor alongside another season of the Clone Wars animated series.

 

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