After an epic 8 season run, the question is, “What’s next for the creators of Game of Thrones?” According to reports, the dynamic duo will be taking on a galaxy far away.
It has been confirmed that HBO’s Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are officially set to direct the next Star Wars movie, Disney CEO Bob Iger said on Tuesday.
After Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker makes its highly anticipated debut on Christmas Day, it marks the completion of the series of Skywalker spinoffs. Disney announced there will be another three installments that have plans for currently untitled Star Wars films. The first of those new films will fall under the direction and watchful eyes of Benioff and Weiss following their Game of Thrones success. The first film is slated to hit theaters on Dec. 16, 2022, with the other two installments following in 2024 and 2026.
“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 at the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit.
“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.”
Iger also noted that Disney is currently working on two live-action Star Wars series (one called The Mandalorian, and one focusing on Cassian Andor around the time leading up to Rogue One) that’ll air on its upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
Benioff and Weiss’s eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is currently airing on HBO with the series finale airing on Sunday, May 19.
The most recent episode, while heavily criticized by many fans, but was still the most watched episode in the series’ history.