Game of Thrones creators to write new Star Wars film series

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Disney CEO Bob Iger weighed in on that question and in doing so revealed that they were now in the process of developing a few different series based on the Star Wars franchise, and that an announcement on one would be made soon.

According to the Star Wars website, the new films will be separate from both the current Skywalker saga, which will end in the upcoming "Star Wars Episode IX", and the recently announced new trilogy that will be developed by "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson.

Every dozen parsecs or so, the Star Wars universe seems to expand.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016), the first of three scheduled spin-off movies, also made more than $1 billion, raising hopes for the success of the next, "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which opens in May.

So if you're tracking Disney's cinematic march forward (cue John Williams and the peal of trumpets), you can see that our screens will be practically overlapping with fresh Lucasfilm fare. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, for example, were mid-production on "Solo" when they were dismissed and replaced by Ron Howard.

This reveal comes just a day after it was announced that Game of Thrones showrunners D.B.

Benioff and Weiss' high profile commitment to the new franchise casts serious doubts on the fate of the series "Confederate", which was supposedly their follow-up project after the completion of "Game of Thrones".

Nevertheless, Benioff and Weiss have not shied away from their Jewishness over the years.

So how might they fare in the world of Star Wars?

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement that Benioff and Weiss's "command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push "Star Wars" in ways I find incredibly exciting".

Iger's new announcement comes just several months after he first said a live-action Star Wars series would happen. If their purchase of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets goes through, Disney will take on a majority ownership stake of the streaming platform.

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