GAME OF THRONES Showrunners to Helm Next STAR WARS Film

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David Benioff and DB Weiss, who adapted George RR Martin's series of fantasy novels for TV, had previously been announced as working on an instalment in the Star Wars franchise.

Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger dropped the news Tuesday morning during a Q&A at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.

Currently, two Star Wars shows are in the works for the new streaming platform, Disney+, but the company is planning on waiting three years between the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the next Star Wars film from Benioff and Weiss.

As their TV epic comes to a close, "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are already hard at work on Disney's next stage in the "Star Wars" saga.

Last year, Disney announced that Benioff and Weiss would be writing and producing a new Star Wars series, which would be separate from the Skywalker saga. When it debuts this November, Disney+ will include producer Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian series, about a masked gunfighter seeking a bounty in the lawless time after the events of Return of the Jedi. "So we're not doing nothing". Not only did the teaser promise the return of fan-favorite Star Wars villain Darth Sidious, but it also revealed the official title for the movie: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Right now we're waiting for the first full trailer for Episode IX, and while most are expecting the video to drop during this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, there are those betting on the Disney exhibition, D23. While Iger hasn't seen the finished movie just yet, he is very confident based on the script (written by Chris Terrio and director J.J. Abrams) and bits of footage he has seen so far.

'Now we're not going to wait until [Episode] 9 is released and then start figuring it out.

'The conclusion that we reached was three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset, but to really gear up for the next films released, ' Iger said.



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