Next 'Star Wars' movies confirmed to be from 'Game of Thrones' creators
The next Star Wars movie to follow the upcoming release of The Rise of Skywalker will be from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Disney's CEO Bob Iger has confirmed.
After this December's release of The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm won't be bringing out any new Star Wars movies until 2022. The next Star Wars movie to be released after this planned three-year hiatus will be from the GoT guys.
Take a look at the teaser trailer for The Rise of Skywalker:
Iger confirmed the news earlier today at the MoffetNathanson Media & Communications Summit.
“[We thought] it would be smart for us to take a bit of a hiatus while we figure out what’s next. Now, we’re not going to wait until [The Rise of Skywalker] is released and start figuring it out, we’re actually hard at work doing that already,” Iger explained at the summit. “The conclusion that we reached was that three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset, but to really gear up for the next film’s release.”
“We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs,” Iger added. “And we’re not saying anything more about that.”
Earlier this month, Disney announced the dates on which the next few Star Wars movies would be released. Aside from the 2022 date, two movies from the franchise are set to be released in 2024 and 2026 respectively.
But fans of the franchise will have something to give them their much-needed Stars Wars fix. Two live-action Star Wars shows - The Mandalorian and the upcoming Cassian Andor series - for Disney+, will be released in that time.
“My guess is there will at least be one more live-action series for Disney+ before we release the next film,” Iger added.