Star Wars: Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce new films


From Gwendoline Christie to Emilia Clarke, the next Game of Thrones alum joining the Star Wars franchise will be David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

The Star Wars franchise finds itself in between a rock and a hard place right now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi didn’t perform as strongly at the box office as the studio would’ve liked, and it divided the fandom. As the dust settles on that, we look ahead to Solo: A Star Wars Story, a standalone film that they’re already anticipating to post low numbers as well.

Admittedly, Star Wars and its fans could use a bit of a pick-me-up.

But I’ll tell you what, Kathleen Kennedy: Hiring Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff isn’t it.

In a series of films that will be separate from the main saga (and apparently, Rian Johnson’s trilogy, which is still on the table), Weiss and Benioff will write and produce some sort of unidentified Star Wars story.

While nobody on planet Earth can deny the power of Westeros and the popularity of Thrones, neither of those two men came up with the original idea. That was George R.R. Martin. They only adapted it for HBO. The idea they did come up with recently was the awful and rightfully controversial idea for Confederate.

So, not only did Kathleen Kennedy hire two more white men before embracing diversity, she also chose the ones who thought portraying slavery on TV again would be a fun idea.

Instead of doubling down on an Obi-Wan movie, we’re getting some other random thing that nobody asked for.


Though they may be great “storytellers,” Kennedy herself becomes harder and harder to defend these days. I mean, Game of Thrones isn’t great just because of Weiss and Benioff. It’s great because it has dragons. What’s worse, almost anyone can argue (and has) about the terrible depiction and treatment of women in the series anyway.

Next: First Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer

This is not the direction the franchise should be going in. Unfortunately, it feels like an incredible backslide.

Stay tuned for more information on these developments as they roll out.