(Bloomberg) — Walt Disney Co. picked fairly every week to verify that the primary post-Skywalker Star Wars installment shall be scripted by Sport of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
After the final Sport of Thrones episode polarized fans with a shock resolution from main character Daenerys Targaryen, Disney Chief Government Officer Bob Iger introduced that the following Star Wars film would positively be produced by the duo. The leisure large had been imprecise about who can be taking cost of the following installment, which received’t hit theaters till 2022.
“The next movie we produce will be theirs,” Iger mentioned Tuesday on the Moffett Nathanson Media and Communications Summit in New York. “We’re not saying anything more about that.”
Disney introduced in February 2018 that Benioff and Weiss have been engaged on Star Wars, saying they might be crafting a collection. However since then, a film within the franchise bombed and the corporate determined to take a three-year hiatus from the movies after the present “Skywalker” storyline concludes in December. Director Rian Johnson was beforehand tasked with creating a brand new trilogy as effectively, nevertheless it’s unclear when these movies will come out.
Placing the Sport of Thrones writers answerable for Star Wars now seems to be like a extra controversial resolution. This entire season of the HBO present, which wraps up subsequent week, has examined followers with unpopular plot twists and character developments. An anachronistic espresso cup in a single scene additionally appeared that the present had grow to be sloppy.
The most recent episode received constructive critiques from a record-low 46% of critics, based on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Actually, each episode this season has acquired worse critiques than the one earlier than it. Nonetheless, rankings have been stronger than ever.
The Star Wars franchise isn’t simply counting on motion pictures to keep up momentum. Earlier than the 2022 movie comes out, there shall be two TV exhibits set within the galaxy: The Mandalorian and a collection that Iger described as a prequel to Rogue One. There additionally could also be another live-action present earlier than the following motion pictures come out, Iger mentioned.
As for the December 2019 movie, The Rise of Skywalker, Iger mentioned he hasn’t seen the completed model. “But I’m confident based on the pieces I’ve seen and the script I’ve read that it’ll be extremely popular.”