This week we knew the news that the creators of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and DB Weiss, were getting off the Star Wars spacecraft. It was planned that both will be in charge of a new trilogy of the galactic saga but, instead, they have preferred to focus on the new horizons that the Netflix platform and the billionaire contract that they signed with the streaming service open to them. However, that has not prevented us from knowing what this new trilogy was going to be: Benioff and Weiss were going to focus on the origin of the Jedi
As Variety reports, Benioff and Weiss wanted to take a step forward for viewers to get away from the Skywalker saga – which ends this December with the ninth episode – and planned to explain the beginnings and origins of the Jedi order. However, there are several factors that have influenced both creatives not to continue with the project: in addition to the contract with Netflix, it seems that they have also received creative pressures from Lucasfilm. And it is that the company seems not willing to take risks.
The truth is that this attitude on the part of the company is part of an approach that Lucasfilm already adopted after the catastrophic premiere of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. A box office hit that prompted the company to announce a two-year break once it debuted Skywalker’s rise. “We are going to take a break for a couple of years,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, at the time. “We are taking this time to determine where this is going from the point of view of a saga .”
Netflix and Lucasfilm pressures ended up throwing Benioff and Weiss
Of course, Kennedy is willing to future collaboration with the parents of Game of Thrones. “We hope to include them in our trip later when they can get away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars,” Kennedy said in announcing the departure of both showrunners from the project.
Meanwhile, there are several Star Wars projects on the horizon: in addition to The Mandalorian, Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi, series that will debut at Disney +, the trilogy by Rian Johnson and a film that both Kennedy herself will perform as Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios.