Game of Thrones Showrunners Leave Star Wars Project

Well, scratch another planned trilogy of Star Wars films.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — the creative duo behind HBO’s Game of Thrones — are no longer attached to helm a new trilogy of Star Wars movies.

According to Deadline, Benioff and Weiss — who had previously been tapped to write and produce a post-Skywalker Star Wars trilogy slated for launch in 2022 — have now walked away from their deal with the Disney-owned Lucasfilm. The writers explain that while they are still big fans of the Star Wars universe, they also have a lot on their plate at the moment, having recently penned a massive overall deal with Netflix.

It appears that Star Wars is quickly becoming a pariah again. After Last Jedi failed to live up to the hype and in some cases even ran off longtime fans and Solo bombed at the box office, the franchise has been in crisis mode. Creators have been fired from or left various projects within the franchise. Disneyland’s Galaxy Edge to this point has been underwhelming to say the least and Rise of Skywalker is currently tracking to have the lowest box office opening for the sequel trilogy.

What do you think about the current state of Star Wars? Is it in trouble? Let us know in the comments.

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