Another Star Wars movie series is coming—from Game of Thrones‘ showrunners
How many Star Wars film series do you think you can stomach?
Ahead of the current trilogy's conclusion—and before we even see a glimpse of Rian Johnson's upcoming, separate-storyline trilogy project—the powers that be at Lucasfilm announced another Star Wars film series on Tuesday. The news is light on details, save an important detail: this trilogy will be helmed by current Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
The official announcement includes praise from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, along with Benioff and Weiss admitting to feeling a mix of "honored" and "terrified" by their newest gig. The two confirmed that their work on Star Wars films as writers and producers will begin once the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones wraps. HBO announced last month that fans will have to wait until 2019 to see that series' conclusion, so the duo has a little ways to go before going full-steam into a world of Midi-chlorians.
Every official Star Wars channel took a Tuesday opportunity to make GoT references, including a Twitter call to "send a raven" and the announcement's joke that "there have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm." How much the duo's Star Wars project will resemble GoT's mix of violence, social hierarchy, and characters dying every which-way obviously remains to be seen, as no dates or other information have yet been revealed.
This news, of course, comes quickly after we laid eyes on a brand-new trailer for Solo: A Han Solo Story. A shorter teaser trailer debuted during Super Bowl LII and was followed by a longer, dialogue-filled version the following day.