So, Uh: The Next ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Will Be Helmed By The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners
Your mileage on this one will definitely vary.
Life, as the kids say, comes at you fast. When it was first announced a little while ago that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were to helm their own Star Wars trilogy, the reception was largely positive.
But that was back in the days when the Game of Thrones backlash was a quiet simmer, and the people dunking on the show were mostly those who weren’t watching it. Nowadays, by contrast, Benioff and Weiss are enemies number one and two according to even many people who have followed the show from its very inception.
— Pat Reynolds (@patrick_ren) May 13, 2019
After all, the reception to this final season has been so mixed — such a perfect pull between those who reckon its increasingly bleak turns are totally unsubstantiated and those who think this was all telegraphed years ago — that it’s not clear whether the public reckons Dan and David are geniuses or actual charlatans, making off with a lotta money and leaving a whole bunch of mess in their wake.
Indeed, some were starting to suspect that maybe Dan and David might get “Treverrowed” and follow in the footsteps of Colin Treverrow, the filmmaker initially hired to direct The Rise Of The Skywalker but fired amidst the terrible reception to a little film he made called The Book of Henry.
pls let the thrones finale suck so bad disney changes their mind, like with trevorrow and book of henry https://t.co/xa8OiBHB4I
— Dylan (@dylmdav) May 14, 2019
Well, looks like Disney are sticking to their guns with this one — backlash or no backlash, it has been confirmed that the pair are powering ahead with their very own trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away. The next Star Wars trilogy to be released after The Rise Of The Skywalker will in fact be Dan and David’s, dropping in 2022.
Interestingly, I guess that means the pair are leaving their other widely derided project behind — a show called Confederate, set in an America in which the South won the Civil War.
We’ll see how the pair fare writing about space rather than Westeros in three years then, I guess.