‘Game of Thrones’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have been hired by Disney’s Bob Iger to pen the next ‘Star Wars’ movie which will drop in 2020.
The forthcoming ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will be the last in the current saga before Lucasfilm and Disney take a well earned 3-year break to recharge the franchise ready for the next stage in the iconic series of films.
“We’re hard at work already, but we felt three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset but to gear up for the next film’s release,” Iger said. “We did a deal with David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who are famous for ‘Game of Thrones’ and the next movie that we release will be theirs, and we’re not saying anything more about that.”
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Two more ‘Star Wars film’ will come out in 2024 and 2026. Those films are set to alternate with James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels, which will start on Dec. 17, 2021, and continue in every other year through 2027.
Benioff and Weiss have currently faced a bit of a backlash from some hardened ‘Game of Thrones’ fans over the “rushed” final season of the fantasy drama. These same fans haven’t taken to well to the news the pair have been put into the driver’s seat for the next phase in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will follow the exploits of Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren and the rest of the gang fighting out there in that galaxy far, far away. It will complete the Skywalker Saga which began with Episode IV A New Hope in 1977.
Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith and Keri Russell all-star while veterans Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams and the late Carrie Fisher all return.
The film will be released on December 20th